On Saturday, I attended the opening night of the first production of a new company, Irish Youth Opera at Wexford Opera House My review is in yesterday's Irish Examiner (link here). I saw a repeat of the second act at the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork. The smaller venue seemed to suit the scale of the production better and intensified the dramatic element. It moves to the O Reilly Theatre, Dublin on 11th and 12th and then to An Táin Theatre, Dundalk, It may not be everyone's cup of tea but the voices are very impressive, there is a rich palette of dark orchestral timbres to savour and there probably won't be another production of this Britten opera around again too soon.
Colette Sheridan's preview is here
Irish Times review here