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The Oldest Woman in Limerick

Wide Open Opera present

Title of Show: The Oldest Woman in Limerick

 

As you casually pass an elderly woman in the street or on the bus, do you ever pause to consider the treasure trove of life experience that lies within? If her thoughts and memories could sing, what would they say? If her reflections, achievements and regrets could come to life, what would they be like? The Oldest Woman in Limerick is a unique performance celebrating the individual lives and remarkable stories of older people from the city of Limerick told through the medium of opera. Devised by award-winning team of Brian Irvine (music) and John McIlduff (text) this opera actually searches for the oldest woman in Limerick and in doing so meets up with scores of individuals with plenty to say. Everything is documented and anything might surface in the opera. Bizarre encounters, chance meetings and poignant reflections are all in the mix. Performed by a specially assembled team of singers and instrumentalists with locally based choirs, this specially commissioned opera will engage and entertain you, reflecting a great range of human emotions and celebrating the life-affirming joy of the human voice.

 

A Wide Open Opera production for Lime Tree Theatre as part of the “Made in Limerick” strand of Limerick City of Culture. Also supported by The Arts Council