Irish National Opera premieres Brian Irvine opera 'Least like the Other'

15 July 2019 19:00 - 20 July 2019 19:00

Black Box Theatre

Least like the Other

An explosive and thought–provoking work of experimental music theatre. It traces events in the life of Rosemary, eldest daughter of Joe and Rose Kennedy, sister of JFK, using heavily redacted materials from the archives, and only recently pieced together by biographers and academics.
The events in Rosemary’s difficult life leading up to her disastrous lobotomy at the age of 23 by the ‘kings of lobotomy’, Walter Freeman and James Watts, create an exploration of definitions of intelligence, expectations of gender, medical showmanship, patriarchy, the impact of the media and the demands of this extraordinary family. Rosemary’s life creates a portrait of America in the 1940s and 1950s. It is a picture that is as relevant today as it was then.


created by Brian Irvine and Netia Jones
music by Brian Irvine
directed by Netia Jones
Irish National Opera Orchestra conducted by Fergus Sheil
cast includes Naomi Louisa O’Connell, Stephanie Dufresne and Ronan Leahy
building new audiences for opera with its adventurous spirit... INO is achieving something special - Journal of Music

Details of performances:

15–20 July, 7pm
No show 17 July
1 hour 10 minutes
Black Box Theatre, Galway. Tickets: €30 – €40
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Presented by Irish National Opera in association with Galway International Arts Festival.

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