After a gap of two years, Irish National Opera’s first full scale live production – Fidelio by Beethoven in a new production at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin
Irish National Opera

Responding to a moment of hope and optimism in late 2021. Beethoven’s triumphant opera in which love and freedom win out over tyranny and oppression. An opera about actually getting out of jail at a moment when the country was moving out of the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A new production directed by Annabelle Comyn and designed by Francis O’Connor with a stellar cast of Irish artists Sinéad Campbell Wallace, Dean Power, Kelli-Ann Masterson alongside Irish-American baritone Brian Mulligan, UK tenor Robert Murray and Australian bass Daniel Sumegi.

A full scale production involving the Irish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra. Sung in German with dialogue in English in a newly commissioned version by Tom Swift

Gaiety Theatre Dublin 07, 09, 10, 12, 13 November 2021

Creative Team:
Director: Annabelle Comyn
Set & Costume Designer: Francis O’Connor
Lighting Designer: Paul Keogan

Jaquino: Dean Power
Marzelline: Kelli-Ann Masterson
Leonore: Sinéad Campbell Wallace
Rocco: Daniel Sumegi
Don Pizarro: Brian Mulligan
Florestan: Robert Murray
Prisoner 1: Jacek Wislocki
Prisoner 2: Matthew Mannion
Don Fernando: David Howes

Irish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor: Fergus Sheil

With first rate solo contributions, a perfectly tuned orchestra virtuosically guided by Fergus Sheil makes this an overwhelming experience. A world class production – The Times

The Irish National Opera Orchestra, under the baton of Fergus Sheil, sounded fresh, crisp and vibrant. Sheil did a tremendous job of balancing the forces of the orchestra with the singers. He brought a vitality and energy that was particularly noticeable in the rousing closing chorus –

Under the conductor Fergus Sheil, the Irish National Opera Orchestra captures the composer’s familiar musical language, which here beautifully underscores the story’s triumphs for love and for freedom and sends us home exhilarated – The Irish Times

The INO Orchestra, conducted by Fergus Sheil, plays beautifully, rising to an exhilarating pulse for the final triumph –