Cork Midsummer Festival presents Cork, Opera and House at Cork Opera House!

Our friends at Cork Opera House launched their fantastic summer programme last night, which included some exciting and ambitious collaborations with Cork Midsummer Festival.

Ireland’s Home of House Sir Henry’s will be reincarnated this June, with acclaimed theatre-maker Ray Scannell’s DEEP premiering at Cork Midsummer Festival. DEEP will celebrate 10 years since the music institution that hosted bands from (the then unknown) Nirvana, through to Carl Cox and Laurent Garnier, closed its doors forever. Featuring documentary interviews of the club’s main figures and footage of nights at the club, DEEP will explore the social and political backdrop of 1990s, taking us all along for the ride.

Following the success of last year’s Ciudades Paralelas / Parallel Cities, we will present the once in a lifetime theatre event that will truly show Cork to the world – 100% Cork, the international documentary theatre project that will bring 100 people representing a cross section of Cork’s population together to tell their stories on stage. Documentary theatre superstars Rimini Protokoll and director Una McKevitt are currently recruiting 100 people according to specific criteria of age, gender and ethnicity, mirroring the demographic make-up of our small but perfectly formed city.

We are also delighted to host two hugely anticipated Cork Opera House productions during the festival – the powerful and sumptuous Maria De Buenos Aires – A Tango Opera and Gamiina, a unique collaboration between ambient Icelandic instrumentalists Amiina and Cork Educate Together 6th class students, UCC School of Music and UCC Gamelan Orchestra, where the students will learn the principles of the instrument and interpret Amiina’s music through the Gamelan.

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