The Irish National Opera present Bajazet at the Lime Tree Theatre

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The Irish National Opera present Bajazet at the Lime Tree Theatre
THE Irish National Opera will come to the Lime Tree Theatre later this month with Vivaldi’s Bajazet despite the restrictions and difficulties with the pandemic.

Limerick opera lovers can still experience this new production but at the earlier time of 5pm on Saturday 22nd January.

As always INO are leading the way in creative, exciting new work to ensure opera lovers all over the country have the opportunity to fill the cultural emotional tank during these bleak days of January. This will definitely bring some joy and enjoyment for a few hours.

An extraordinary thriller set in a tense,  politically charged  environment. Powerful men and strong women negotiate their relationships as desires of the heart clash with rank and duty. 
If you liked the high-wire singing in INO’s  Griselda in 2019, you’ll love the adrenalin rush of the instrumentally virtuosic vocal writing and show-stopping arias in  Bajazet.

Vivaldi’s  Bajazet  is  conducted by early music  specialist  Peter Whelan  and  features the acclaimed  Irish Baroque Orchestra

Italian bass-baritone  Gianluca Margheri  sings  the title role, with mezzo-soprano Niamh O’Sullivan as Asteria and sopranos  Claire Booth  and Aoife Miskelly as  Irene and Idaspe,  with  counter tenors  James Laing  and  Eric Jurenas as Tamerlano  and  Andronicus. 

Bajazet  is directed by  Adele Thomas, withset and costume design by  Molly O’Cathain  and lighting design by  Sinéad Wallace. 

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Bajazetis a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. After the tour in Ireland, this production will travel to the Royal Opera’s Linbury Theatre in February 2022.