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Divine Madness

Dance and opera with award-winning soprano Mairéad Buicke

A dance-opera study of grief, revenge and love built around a soprano, three dancers and live pianist, Richard McGrath. Choreographer John Scott creates his latest work with award-winning Irish soprano Mairead Buicke, currently singing in Wexford Festival Opera’s ’The Veiled Prophet’ and who plays Maria Callas in the popular ‘Casta Diva’ concerts at the National Concert Hall. The three dancers include Hannah Rogerson, Netherlands-based Irish dance performer noted for featuring in a recent Corona’s video; Galway-based dancer and choreographer, Magdalena Hylak who tours internationally with Nacera Belaza; and the gifted Conor Thomas Doherty, who has performed at Jan Fabre’s 24-hour theatrical orgy, Mount Olympus, an exhilarating centrepiece of the 2017 Belgrade International Theatre Festival, with ravishing arias and ecstatic dances.


Divine Madness explores the physicality of the soprano in the context of a dance, the singer

exploring her practice beyond the concert recital. The sound score centres on using fragmented

operatic extracts from arias in a context of exile, loss and revenge, including Ave Maria from

Verdi’s Otello,  Vissi d' Arte from Puccini’s Tosca, Ebben n'andro lontana from Catalina’s

La Wally and the stunning Song of the Moon from Dvorak’s Rusalka

Choreography: John Scott

Soprano: Mairead Buicke

Dancers: Magdalena Hylak, Hannah

Rogerson, Conor Thomas Doherty

Pianist: Richard McGrath

Lighting and Design: Eric Wurtz

Photo: Frances Marshall


Nov 13-16, 7:30pm

Project Arts Centre

39 East Essex Street,

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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Background Photo: Chris Nash