Paper Boat – A new community opera
Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm
St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church
Music for Galway & Galway 2020 present
in association with Irish national Opera
A new community opera for Galway, to celebrate 700 years of St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church
On midsummer’s eve, a young homeless man, and a mysterious mother and a child arrive in St. Nicholas’ Church to claim sanctuary from very different threats. But an army from the past is gathering outside the doors, threatening to repeat the destruction of Galway perpetrated by Cromwell’s army centuries ago. Now the people of Galway are being asked to risk their own safety to protect the strangers who have come seeking their aid, and the leaders of the fourteen tribes must decide.
Join a professional cast of singers and musicians enhanced by children and singers of Galway and find out what the tribes decide.
Learn more about Philip Fogarty’s sound installation for Paper Boat, I CLAIM SANCTUARY
Elaine Agnew music
Jessica Traynor libretto
Conor Hanratty director
Sinead Hayes conductor
Paul Keogan set and lighting designer