Opera Theatre Company are Ireland’s national touring opera company and they are returning to Roscommon Arts Centre on November 18 with two short operas, Susanna’s Secret and The Human Voice both sung in English.
To mark the occasion, the evening will commence with a drinks reception for patrons in the arts centre foyer from 7.15pm, to which all ticket holders are invited.
Susanna’s Secret is an uproarious comedy opera built on marital misunderstanding, while Poulenc’s The Human Voice is a deep and moving depiction of the aftermath of a relationship.
The two pieces explore themes of love, lies and loss: in Susanna’s Secret when a man smells cigarette smoke from his wife’s clothes he suspects she is having an affair, and strives to discover her secret; in The Human Voice, a young woman is driven to the point of desperation as she tries to connect with her ex-lover over the telephone.
Tom Creed directs and music director Andrew Synnott conducts the OTC Touring Chamber Ensemble for Susanna’s Secret and plays piano accompaniment for The Human Voice. Soprano Rachel Croash and baritone Rory Musgrave perform in Susanna’s Secret and Kim Sheehan takes the lead in The Human Voice.
A perfect opportunity for opera lovers to enjoy classic 20th century works and for newcomers to discover opera for the first time, make a date Roscommon Arts Centre for Wednesday, November 18.
Tickets are now on sale at the box office on (090 ) 6625824 or see www.roscommonartscentre.ie