Opera Workshop Tour visits Listowel this February


Pictured: ‘Opera Workshop’ cast members Kevin Nevill, Ruth Kelly, Eve Stafford and Cathriona Walsh in a scene from La Boheme rehearsing for the upcoming show ‘Trouble With Virtue’ in St. John’s Theatre, Listowel.

The Trouble With Virtue – Tour February 2020. The Opera Workshop Ensemble are revising their popular cast devised show for performances in Kerry, Kerry and Offaly this February. The cast of five singers are accompanied on piano for a light hearted, fast moving show that draws on popular opera favourites and the world of literature.

The show will take place in St. John’s Theatre Listowel on Wednesday Feb 12th. Opera Workshop are troubled by Virtue. Or rather, by how to hold on to their virtue. They are rather a chaste lot…sometimes… They play with and wonder at the battle between virtue and temptation; at the willful denial of passion and the ultimate fall from grace by so many characters from the world of opera. Is it one rule for men and another for women? Why is temptation so, well… tempting? Should they uphold Virtue, ignore it, mock it or value it? Is it all it is cracked up to be? Shakespeare, Wilde, Yeats, they all have something to say on the subject and their words and poetry are laced through this Opera Workshop production with the songs, scenes and arias of Mozart, Bizet and Saint-Saens among others, and with contemporary works by Limerick composer Fiona Linnane.

Further information from Shirley Keane 087 3395460