Monday August 10, 2020

New opera homes in on Kennedys’ hidden tragedy

Irish National Opera’s latest production, Least Like The Other: Searching for Rosemary Kennedy, opens the multifaceted Galway International Arts Festival on July 15

7th July, 2019
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Naomi Louisa O’Connell

When we think back to the so-called Curse of the Kennedys, which cast a dark shadow over the 1960s, we are inclined to forget where the curse began in the first place – and how it was kept under wraps by the family in case its political bloodline was called into question. It actually began on Friday, September 13, 1918 with the arrival of Joe and Rose Kennedy’s third child Rosemary in a Massachusetts hospital....

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