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Spring Fever!

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Dido and Aeneas, engraving by Viviani

There’s a real buzz about the upcoming enhanced concert performance of Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas.

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Sewing machines whirring, glue gun to the ready, creative ideas popping, dance steps evolving, music scores becoming ragged edged and the illustration of pencilled directions growing on each page. Tickets are flying out of the door, see poster for details of how to get yours.

I can’t quite believe we are only giving one performance!

In addition to work on the opera itself we have been busy fund-raising to cover the costs of this demanding project.  The chance to bring an opera to West Cork was too exciting to resist, with it’s opportunity to introduce more people to the world of opera – glorious music, heart-felt singing and a cracking storyline to sweep us all along.  We are so delighted to be joined by professional soloists and instrumentalists from across County Cork as well as showcasing the skills of local people and talent brought to us from the Ukraine to enrich our art scene.

In addition to all the work on the opera we have been very busy raising funds to help us cover the considerable costs involved in undertaking a project like this.  We are so grateful to everyone who has supported us, from the silent and anonymous sponsors to Cork Council for their seed funding at the beginning of the project to the bric a brac sales, the cake bakers and tea makers and the performers at the noisier musical events. Here’s a small taster….

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Fund raising activities 2024!

Many thanks to the following for their support in helping to make this project happen:

Thornhill Electrical Skibbereen

Field’s SuperValu Skibbereen

Craftyard Schull

Skibbereen Garden Centre

Skibbereen Theatre Society and John Hegarty for his lighting skills

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