Classical Notes: Wilde and outrageous contemporary opera

Hot on the heels of Seamus Deane's Alma Fetish at the National Concert Hall last month comes Wicklow composer Gerald Barry's opera The Importance of Being Earnest.

27th October, 2013
Christopher Cull, Joshua Bloom, Peter Tantsits, Jessica Walker and Stephen Richardson in The Importance of Being Earnest.

Hot on the heels of its brave move in staging the world premiere of Derry composer Seamus Deane's Alma Fetish at the National Concert Hall last month comes Wicklow composer Gerald Barry's opera The Importance of Being Earnest, which has been acclaimed around the world since its Los Angeles premiere in 2011.

Wide Open's artistic director Fergus Shiel says: ''Only somebody as crazy and foolhardy as Gerald Barry would attempt to match Oscar Wilde's perfection and...

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