CMC Culture Night 2017: 'Beneath Iseult’s Tower'

Culture Night 2017: Beneath Iseult's Tower

Video: James Keating
Photos: Megan Steele

Beneath Iseult’s Tower is the title of a collaborative opera for Culture Night 2017 written by Elis Czerniak, Sinéad Finegan and Norah Walsh.

The work formed the centrepiece of CMC’s Culture Night celebrations on 22 September where it received three performances in CMC, with a fourth in the nearby Wood Quay Amphitheatre.

Bríd Ní Ghruagáin performing outside CMC's building 

Beneath Iseult’s Tower takes its theme from Tristan and the Irish Princess Iseult, after whom Isolde’s Tower in nearby Wood Quay is named. The composers came together to work on the opera following an open call from CMC, and were assisted by Producer Síobhra Quinlan of OTC Opera Hub, Mentor Michelle O’Rourke and singer Bríd Ní Ghruagáin.


The audience outside in CMC's Courtyard

Linda O'Shea Farren (CMC) - back, (left to right) Norah Walsh, Sinéad Finegan, Bríd Ní Ghruagáin, Síobhra Quinlan, Michelle O’Rourke and Elis Czerniak.

See also: a Storify page with a selection of images, video clips and Tweets from the event.