Schedule

Past Performances

The First Child

composer Donnacha Dennehy
writer and director Enda Walsh

Eric sings the role of the Man.

Cast and Information here.

It all began with the child.

Over the past seven years, in an extraordinary, sustained burst of creative energy, the composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer/ director Enda Walsh have created an explosive trilogy of operas rooted in contemporary suburban life.

The three multi–award–winning operas have been acclaimed in Ireland, at the Edinburgh International Festival, at the Barbican and Royal Opera House in London, and in New York, Amsterdam and Luxembourg.

September 14, 17, 18, 22, 25
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Belshazzar

GF Handel
Oratorio in 3 Acts [1744]

Sung in English

Eric sings the role of Cyrus.

A dramatic account of the fall of Babylon at the hands of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the first Persian empire, and the ensuing freeing of the Jewish nation as told by Daniel, the noble youth of Jerusalem, is the subject of Handel’s oratorio, composed during the peak of his creative life.

Cast and Information here.

July 30, 2022
7pm
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The First Child

composer Donnacha Dennehy
writer and director Enda Walsh

Eric sings the role of the Man.

Cast and Information here.

It all began with the child.

Over the past seven years, in an extraordinary, sustained burst of creative energy, the composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer/ director Enda Walsh have created an explosive trilogy of operas rooted in contemporary suburban life.

The three multi–award–winning operas have been acclaimed in Ireland, at the Edinburgh International Festival, at the Barbican and Royal Opera House in London, and in New York, Amsterdam and Luxembourg.

The second part of the trilogy, the visually spectacular The Second Violinist, premiered at the Festival in 2017 to great acclaim and now the final part The First Child plays just five performances at GIAF 2022.

July 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 2022
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Hamlet

Composer: Brett Dean
Librettist: Matthew Jocelyn

Eric will sing the role of Guildenstern on 5/18, 5/21.

The plays of William Shakespeare have provided fertile ground for many of the world’s greatest composers, with everyone from Verdi and Gounod to Benjamin Britten and Thomas Adès adapting them for the operatic stage. In 2017, Brett Dean joined their ranks, unveiling a sometimes humorous, often unsettling, and entirely engrossing setting of Hamlet. This season, Dean’s bold opera, which captures the title character’s tortured inner struggle with one of the 21st century’s most electrifying scores, arrives at the Met, in a riveting staging by director Neil Armfield that stars tenor Allan Clayton as the Danish prince out for blood.

Cast and Information here.

May 13, 18, 21, 26, 31
June 4, 9, 2022
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Bajazet

Antonio Vivaldi
Opera in three acts [1735]

Sung in Italian

Eric sings the role of Andronicus.

A CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE IRISH BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

NATIONWIDE TOUR

Powerful men, strong women. Desires of the heart clashing with rank and duty. If you liked the high-wire singing in INO’s Vivaldi Griselda last year, you’ll love the adrenalin rush of the instrumentally virtuosic vocal writing and show-stopping arias in his Bajazet.

Cast and Information here.

February 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12
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Bajazet

Antonio Vivaldi
Opera in three acts [1735]

Sung in Italian

Eric sings the role of Andronicus.

A CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE IRISH BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

NATIONWIDE TOUR

Powerful men, strong women. Desires of the heart clashing with rank and duty. If you liked the high-wire singing in INO’s Vivaldi Griselda last year, you’ll love the adrenalin rush of the instrumentally virtuosic vocal writing and show-stopping arias in his Bajazet.

Cast and Information: https://www.irishnationalopera.ie/whats-on/current-upcoming-productions/bajazet

January 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29, 30
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Messiah, HWV 56

G.F. Handel

Eric is the alto soloist.

lautten compagney BERLIN

Director: Wolfgang Katschner – Alemania.
Solistas: Cornelia Horak, soprano – Austria; Eric Jurenas, alto – Estados Unidos Benedikt Kristjánsson, tenor – Islandia y José Coca Loza, bajo- Bolivia.
Sociedad Coral Santa Cecilia. Directora: Bárbara de Martiis – Colombia

November 15, 2021
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Mass in B-minor, BWV 232

J.S. Bach

Eric is the alto soloist.

Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá.

Director: Jürgen Wolf, Alemania.
Solistas: Cornelia Horak, soprano – Austria; Andrea Niño, mezzosoprano -Colombia; Eric Jurenas, contralto – Estados Unidos; Benedikt Kristjánsson, tenor – Islandia; José Coca Loza, bajo – Bolivia.
Coro Filarmónico Juvenil de la Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá. Directora: Paola Ávila – Colombia. Coro de Cámara de la Facultad de Artes de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Directora: Ana Paulina Álvarez Sandoval – Colombia

November 12, 2021
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The First Child

Composed by Donnacha Dennehy
Libretto and Directed by Enda Walsh

World Premiere Production
Eric plays the role of the Nurse

Presented by Landmark Productions in association with Irish National Opera.

It all began with the child.

Following the sensational success of their first two operas, The Last Hotel and The Second Violinist, Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh, join forces once again on the final instalment in their explosive trilogy of suburban horror.

The production brings together a world-class creative team with a cast of five singers, an actor, a dancer, a small children’s choir and Crash Ensemble, to imagine a terrifying story of lost innocence – a baby on a beach – and the sea.

Information, Livestream, and On-Demand Tickets click here.

October 2, 4, 6, 8, 9
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Xerxes

GF Handel
Opera in 3 acts [1738]

Performed in Italian

Eric sings the role of Arsamene.

The Persian King Xerxes and his well-off guests’ dining table is laid with hunger for power, obsession, resentment and vanity. But they’re all driven by one thing really: love. Xerxes just forgot all about his intended bride Amastre and is now hell-bent on conquering Romilda. She is in love with his brother Arsamene, who Romilda’s sister Atalanta wants to get her hands on. In one of his last operas Handel managed to walk an unusual tightrope in a work switching between satire and tragedy. It opens with one his most popular numbers: the famous Larghetto »Ombra mai fu«, Xerxes’ declaration of love for a tree. Tilmann Köhler and his team bring us up close to his protagonists’ aberrations and confusions – with infectious playfulness, sensitivity for the vulnerability of the figures and delight in the absurd.

Cast and Information: https://oper-frankfurt.de/en/season-calendar/xerxes_2_2/

July 2, 5, 9
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