Dennehy and Walsh first worked together on Walsh’s Misterman, which was a resounding success in Galway, London and New York.
Conducted by André de Ridder, The Last Hotel stars Robin Adams, Claudia Boyle, Katherine Manley and Walsh’s long-time collaborator, the actor Mikel Murfi. The opera is accompanied by the 12-strong Crash Ensemble, founded by Dennehy, which the New York Times called ‘the Irish new-music band that plays with the energy and spirit of a rock group’.
Landmark Productions is one of Ireland’s leading theatre producers. Wide Open Opera is one of Ireland’s newest and most dynamic opera producers. With the support of the Arts Council and Culture Ireland, they are collaborating for the first time to bring The Last Hotel to audiences in Ireland, the UK and beyond.
The Last Hotel will have its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2015. The full programme for this year’s Festival – the first curated by Festival Director Fergus Linehan – can be seen here. Further Irish and UK dates will be announced over the coming months, and the opera will tour internationally in 2016-2017.