The Nightingale and the Rose

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Updated: August 15th, 2018

The Everyman and John O’Brien present

the World Premiere of

The Nightingale and the Rose

From the short story by Oscar Wilde

Music by John O’Brien

Libretto by John O’Brien and Eadaoin O’Donoghue


Lime Tree Theatre | Sat, Oct 27th | 8pm | €30/€27


We are enormously proud to present the world premiere production of a brand new opera by John O’Brien, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s timeless story, The Nightingale and the Rose.

The Nightingale and the Rose is a tale of unrequited love, radical transformation and extraordinary sacrifice. Exploring the relationship between love and art, we follow the story of the Nightingale whose only wish is to bring beauty and love into the world, even at the ultimate price.

An extraordinary chance to celebrate the richness and depth of musical talent in Cork. Expect a highly inventive new work featuring singers, musician-actors, dancers and actors brought to you by the critically and popularly acclaimed team whose previous productions include Faust, Der VampyrOrpheus and the award-winning Pagliacci.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Precise in every detail of performance, the production glows with a rich inventiveness of colour, surprise and allusion…” The Irish Times

★ ★ ★ ★ “It is unlike anything else I’ve seen on the opera stage to date. The storytelling is vivid, the spectacle is intriguing and the music is attractive. It comes to Dublin and Limerick. Not to be missed.” Irish Examiner

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  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call our box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking on campus.

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