New opera by Evangelia Rigaki to be performed in December

A new opera by composer Evangelia Rigaki, with a libretto by Scottish poet Bill Herbert, will be performed from 12-14 December.

Antimidas, or Bankers in Hades, is a satirical re-imagining of the Greek story of Midas for our economics-obsessed present. The comic opera is an irreverent take on the question of bankers, social responsibility and blame, with a “not altogether balanced view that they should all go to hell.”

Supported by the Arts Council, Trinity College Dublin and RTÉ lyric fm, the production will be directed and designed by John Lloyd Davies and conducted by Lindy Tennent-Brown, with performances from Catherine May (soprano), Tamsin Dalley (mezzo-soprano), Tyrone Landau (tenor), and Owen Gilhooly (baritone).

The production takes place at Trinity College Dublin’s Samuel Beckett Theatre on 12 – 14 December. Tickets cost €10 and are available here. For more information about the opera, see

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