Broadcast of iGirl by Roger Doyle on RTE lyric fm
Programme - Opera Night with Paul Herriott (7.00pm to 10.00pm) will feature Roger Doyle's new opera iGirl, including introductions by the composer
Work - Roger Doyle’s new opera iGirl
Roger Doyle's iGIRL, with a libretto by Marina Carr, is an exploration of female grief, sorrow and sacrifice. It offers an insight into themes highly relevant in contemporary society. The electronic opera is inhabited by mythological and historical characters with two narrators one, a woman living in contemporary times; the other, describing humanity's base desires and the ruthless survival of the fittest. Doyle's score makes use of new music software, creating at times an epic virtual orchestra, and at other times is heavily percussive evoking ancient and modern worlds. The opera was realised and recorded by the composer himself during lockdown. The characters are performed by Bláthnaid Conroy Murphy, Caitriona O'Leary, Michelle O'Rourke, Vyvienne Long, Morgan Crowley, Olwen Fouéré (photo Kevin Abosch) and Camilla Griehsel.
Listen here : https://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/opera-night/
RTÉ lyric fm will also make this broadcast available to other national networks through the EBU.