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Cork Opera House and Ulysses Opera Theatre, in association with Cork Midsummer Festival




Cork Opera House


35 minutes

Additional Info

20 – 21 June (Preview 19 June)

12.30pm & 6pm (20 & 21 June)
6pm (19 June preview)

Full Wheelchair Access

Following last year’s audience favourite Front of House, composer Tom Lane, librettist Lily Akerman and director Conor Hanratty join forces again to bring you a new site-specific opera which explores another side of Cork’s beloved Opera House.

Join an ensemble of colourful operatic characters on a backstage odyssey to the spaces in the building they never want you to see. Featuring a company of some of Cork’s finest singers and instrumentalists, Backstage is a Cork Opera House commission.

Cast Includes Majella Cullagh, Kelley Lonergan, Emma Nash, Alex Petcu
Composed by Tom Lane
Libretto by Lily Akerman
Directed by Conor Hanratty 
Design by Deirdre Dwyer
Produced by Maura O’Keeffe