Category: Reviews


Review – The Guardian

★★★★★ ‘exhilarating blend of opera, theatre and film … extraordinary …. thrilling’  Enda Walsh’s fairytale opera is dark but dazzles Playwright Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy’s exhilarating blend of opera, theatre and film is a study in heartbreak with a hint…

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Review – Exeunt

How do you heal from heartbreak? There’s no easy answer in Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s thrilling new opera which follows Martin, a mute violinist (Aaron Monaghan), coming and going from his apartment. Dodging phone calls by family and colleagues,…

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Review – The Irish Times

An extraordinary modern opera  ★★★★ A lonely life is subsumed into this collaboration between Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh   Early in composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer Enda Walsh’s second collaboration on an opera, for Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera,…

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Review – Irish Examiner

★★★★★ Following 2015’s The Last Hotel, The Second Violinist is Enda Walsh’s second opera, but here — through the brilliant use of set design and mixed media — he has bent the form to his will. Once again, the show — a…

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