'The Last Hotel' wins Best Opera at Irish Theatre Awards

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Wide Open Opera and Landmark Productions have won the Best Opera award for their production of Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh's opera, The Last Hotel,  at this year's Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards.

In a ceremony at the National Concert Hall held on 6 March, the opera won the award in a category which included nominations for operas from Northern Ireland Opera, Cork Operatic Society, and Wexford Festival Opera.

Inspired by the true story of an Irish woman’s assisted suicide in 2002, the opera is Donnacha Dennehy's first opera, and his second collaboration with award-winning playwright Enda Walsh. It was performed at the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival, the Dublin Theatre Festival, the Royal Opera House, and more recently in New York earlier this year.

The opera's director, Anne Clarke, was also awarded the Special Tribute Award for her outstanding contribution to Irish theatre.