Vagabones: an opera by Raymond Deane

6 September 2019 20:00 - 13 September 2019 20:00


Opera Collective Ireland presents the World Première of Raymond Deane’s Vagabones. Based on Emma Donoghue’s stage adaptation of her 1996 radio play Trespasses, the opera with a libretto by Renate Debrun is a fictionalization of the judge’s own account of the case of Florence Newton in Youghal – one of only a handful of witch trials that ever took place in Ireland.

Set in the small Co. Cork town over three days in 1661, the opera works as a moving tale of conflicted human emotions and stratagems, while deftly touching on issues of gender, fundamentalism, imperialism and the clash of cultures.
With a stellar cast of Irish talent, directed by Ben Barnes and the musicians of Crash Ensemble, Vagabones will be a culmination of great writing, superb theatre and thrilling music.
Presented in arrangement with Caroline Davidson Literary Agency and IPR Ltd, London.

Tour details:

Dublin - Friday 6  and  Saturday 7 September, 8pm
Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Dublin
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Dundalk - Tuesday 10 September, 8pm
An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk
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Youghal - Thursday 12 September, 8pm 
St. Mary's Collegiate Church, Youghal, Co. Cork
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Waterford, Friday 13 September 2019, 8pm 
Theatre Royal, Waterford
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