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Vivaldi 'L'Olimpiade' (Tralee)

20 April 2024 at 19:00:00

Siamsa Tire, Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland

Vivaldi 'L'Olimpiade' (Tralee)

Conductor Peter Whelan | Director Daisy Evans
Irish National Opera

Cast Gemma Ní Bhriain (Megacle), Meili Li (Licida), Alexandra Urquiola (Aristea), Sarah Richmond (Argene), Chuma Sijeqa (Clistene), Rachel Redmond (Aminta), Benjamin Russell (Alcandro)

Old partners, new partners, and a happy ending.

Four young people, one an Olympic champion. Tangled relationships. Forbidden love, twice over. An unsuccessful assassination. An execution avoided. And a royal father who has to accept his children as they are. ‘L’Olimpiade’ brims with opportunities for all seven characters, showing their personalities and feelings through arias that range from the explosive and almost instrumentally virtuosic, to the slow exploration of more tender thoughts.

Approximate running time: 3 hours (including interval). Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Siamsa Tire was originally built to ensure accessibility to all. Siamsa Tire was custom built 30 years ago as the Home of the National Folk Theatre and with the community it serves in mind. To make an accessibility booking or enquiry please call our Box Office directly on (066) 7123055. If we are unavailable to take your call, please leave a voicemail or send an email to Access The building is easily accessible from the Brandon Car Park where it has Disability Parking at the entrance from the car park to the building. The centre itself is fully accessible with ground level access from the entrance through to the foyer, theatre bar and music room and ramps into the Visual Arts Gallery and theatre. Ramps also continue back stage if required. Accessible Seating The main auditorium has the facility for 3 wheelchair spaces in row O, which is fully accessible via a seamless ramp from the foyer. If you are making a group booking which requires more than 3 wheelchair spaces, please contact our Box Office as soon as possible as additional space may be possible depending on the type of performance you plan to attend. If you wish to book accessible seating, please contact the Box Office as much in advance of the show as possible. Please advise the Box Office staff of all of your requirements when booking and we can see if we can accommodate these requests. Accessible Toilet Facilities Our theatre has accessible toilet facilities in the foyer area to the left of the Theatre Bar. Our accessible toilet is fitted with an alarmed Red Cord. If any customer requires assistance in the toilet, they can pull this cord and it will emit a small beep that will alert staff. This cord should always be left hanging freely to the floor. If you notice that it has been moved, please inform a member of staff immediately. Loop System Our theatre space was the first theatre in Ireland to include a hearing loop system when it was first built. Please switch your hearing device to the T position in order to use the system. Guide/Assistance Dogs Guide/assistance dogs are welcome at Siamsa Tire. Please note that if your guide/assistance dog is accompanying you to one of our performances that you need to book your seats via the Box Office so they can allocate appropriate seating. If these seats are not available when you are trying to book online, please contact our Box Office.
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