GRISELDA (w. INO- National Tour)

GRISELDA (w. INO- National Tour)

Programme Notes


Antonio Vivaldi: Griselda (1735)
Irish National Opera & Irish Baroque Orchestra
Conductor Peter Whelan| Director Tom Creed
Cast TBC



National Tour

Saturday 12 October | 8pm | €30/€27 | Town Hall Theatre Galway
Tuesday 15 October | 8pm | €30/€27 | An Grianán Letterkenny
Thursday 17 October | 8pm | €30/€27 | Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo
Saturday 19 October | 8pm | €30/€27 | Solstice Arts Centre Navan 
Tuesday 22 October | 8pm | €30/€27 | Watergate Theatre Kilkenny
Thursday 24 October | 8pm | €30/€27 | Lime Tree Theatre Limerick
Saturday 26 October | 7.30pm | €38/€35 | Pavilion Theatre Dún Laoghaire 
Sunday 27 October | 7.30pm | €38/€35 | Pavilion Theatre Dún Laoghaire

Next October Irish National Opera, in partnership with Irish Baroque Orchestra, will present the first ever Irish performance of any of the operas written by one of the world’s best-loved composers, Antonio Vivaldi.
Tom Creed’s new production of Vivaldi’s Griselda opens at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway on Saturday 12 October. Creed’s approach to Griselda takes as its starting point the fact that our contemporary world is more like 18th-century Venice than we imagine, with our every move being watched and recorded. His new production will be full of Venetian intrigue, and at the same time draw on contemporary reference points, including House of Cards and The Crown — to bring these parallels to vivid life on stage.
Conductor Peter Whelan says, “We are very excited to present the first Vivaldi opera to be performed in Ireland. Griselda is one of Vivaldi’s greatest masterpieces: feel-good music that bursts with Italianate primary colours. In showstopper arias, such as Agitata da due venti and Dopo un’orrida procella, Vivaldi demands that the voice be every bit as agile and virtuosic as the solo violin in his Four Seasons. But it is the touching, heart-on-sleeve pathos of some of the slow arias which will most surprise listeners new to this music.”

Touring nationwide, October 12th-27th.


Peter WhelanConductor
Tom CreedDirector


Antonio Vivaldi: Grielda (1735)