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Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera are delighted to announce that the new opera by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh, The Last Hotel, will have its Irish premiere as part of this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival.  The opera will play for 5 performances in the O’Reilly Theatre, from 27 September – 3 October 2015.

Starring Claudia Boyle, Robin Adams, Katherine Manley and Mikel Murfi, and featuring the 12-strong Crash Ensemble, the opera is conducted by Alan Pierson.  The creative team includes designer Jamie Vartan, lighting designer Adam Silverman and sound designers David Shepard and Helen Atkinson.  Rehearsals for the production are currently underway, and it will have its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival on 8 August.  Following its Dublin performances, the opera will tour to the Royal Opera House (Linbury Studio) in London, and to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York.

Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera are grateful to the Arts Council and to Culture Ireland for their support of the opera both at home and abroad.

The full programme for the Dublin Theatre Festival can be seen here.