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6 – 31 AUGUST 2019

Offenbach Bicentenary Operetta Festival

Jacques Offenbach

Offenbach Bicentenary Operetta Festival

Join the NI Opera Studio in celebrating the bicentenary of Jacques Offenbach, with performances of two of his one-act operettas: Daphnis and Chloe and Tulipatan

Attend a double bill of both productions in one night at Accidental Theatre Belfast, the Black Box Belfast or the Nerve Centre in Derry/Londonderry, or watch Daphnis and Chloe at Culturlann Belfast, then see Tulipatan in Carnlough at NI Opera’s Festival of Voice at the end of the month.

In typical NI Opera Studio fashion, both pieces will be performed in an informal setting, sung in French, with English dialogues and translations.

TULIPATAN
AN ISLAND JUST LIKE THIS

Him or her, he or she: how can you tell, and does it matter when you are in love? Find out in a cheeky one-act musical farce by the father of operetta, and travel with us to Tulipatan, an island where nothing quite is as it seems.

DAPHNIS AND CHLOE
OR HOW TO MAKE A MOVE

What to do when you fancy each other but don’t quite know how to handle the more intimate details? Rest assured, help from above is at hand with Pan; a divinity with robust worldly expertise and the street credit to match it. Sharpen up your love techniques in this naughty musical farce.

Watch the Directors, Conor Hanratty (Tulipatan) and Katharina Kastening (Daphnis and Chloe) talking about the productions herehttps://youtu.be/q0MM4uajVoY

And click here for an interview by Judith Wiemers, our Dramaturg, with the Operetta Research Centre about these two works and their relevance today.

Cast

Chloe (Daphnis and Chloe)
Kelli-Ann Masterson

Daphnis / Romboidal (Daphnis/ Tulipatan)
Peter Harris

Pan (Daphnis and Chloe)
Chris Cull

Calisto (Daphnis and Chloe)
Jessica Hackett

Alexis (Tulipatan)
Elaine McDaid

Hermosa (Tulipatan)
William Blake

Cacatois (Tulipatan)
Matthew Cavan

Theodorine (Tulipatan)
Dawn Burns

Chorus
Jessica Hackett

Chorus
Dawn Burns

Chorus
David Corr

Creative Team

Music Director
Keith McAlister

Director (Daphnis and Chloe)
Katharina Kastening

Director (Tulipatan)
Conor Hanratty

Dramaturg
Judith Wiemers