Bajazet is a very welcome treat for Limerick opera lovers


DESPITE restrictions and difficulties created by the pandemic, the Irish National Opera will bring Vivaldi’s Bajazet to the Lime Tree Theatre at the earlier time of 5pm on Saturday January 22.
Vivaldi’s Bajazet is sung in Italian (English subtitles) and is 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 adrenaline rush of the instrumentally virtuosic vocal writing and show-stopping arias in Bajazet,” says Gillian Fenton of Lime Tree Theatre.
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.
Bajazet is directed by Adele Thomas, with set and costume design by Molly O’Cathain and lighting design by Sinéad Wallace. for tickets and more information.