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Flight - an opera by Jonathan Dove
Cork City, Co. Cork
12 September 2023
Fresh from their Best Opera win for Handel’s Semele at the 2022 Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, Opera Collective Ireland presents Jonathan Dove’s timely, darkly comedic and moving opera Flight.

An overnight success when first performed, Flight is loosely based on the real-life story of an Iranian refugee stranded at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris for 18 years and his interaction with a group of storm-grounded travellers. The opera unfolds around the different characters who find themselves delayed in the terminal and their interaction with the refugee.

With a vibrant, young ensemble cast of 10 singers, the opera’s reflections on love and identity are presented with winning humour. Though composed 25 years ago, Flight continues to have a compelling relevance today.

“…a popular new comic opera… Dove’s music flies, the opera is fun, and people are going to love it.” – The Evening Standard

Event details

The Everyman


12 September 2023


Start 20:00End 22:10



Contact details
15 MacCurtain Street, Victorian Quarter, Cork, T23 E094, Ireland
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