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Cork Opera House: Audio tour, plus Opera Recital with Dean Power

Cork Opera House
16:00 - 23:30
Booking required
All Ages


14:00, 14:45, 15:30, 16:15 and 23:00
This House is a Home: 30 minute self guided audio tours

Join local historian Brigid McCarthy on an audio tour through Cork Opera House, exploring hidden parts of the building and the history of this cultural landmark; a symbol of music and theatre for the people of Cork since 1855.
As we delve into the building’s history, including the destruction of Cork Opera House by fire in 1955, we learn the impact of the past on the present, and how people of Cork truly feel about this building today. Interrogating who gets to call the Opera House a home, and why some people get to feel more “at home” in cultural spaces than others, This House a Home asks of its audiences: can Cork Opera House ever be a space where we all belong?

Please bring your own smartphone and headphones to experience this audio performance, created as part of a Masters by Research studentship with UCC and Cork Opera House by Angela O’Callaghan, in collaboration with the Lantern Project and its participants.

The route of this tour through Cork Opera House has step-free access.

Opera Recital with Dean Power, followed by tea with the artist: Cork Opera House Foyer

Curated and performed by Co. Clare tenor Dean Power, this 45-minute aria recital showcases the lyrical nuances of the tenor voice with glorious music from the operatic canon. Joined by pianist Ciara Moroney and a string ensemble Dean performs some of the greatest lyric tenor repertoire. Join us in the in The Blue Angel Hospitality Suite for music, insight and a post-recital cup of tea with the artist. Part of the Cara O’Sullivan Associate Artists.

Booking for "This House is a Home" 30 minute self guided audio tours:

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BarCafeFamily friendlyWheelchair accessible


Full Address: Cork Opera House, Emmett Place, Centre, Cork, Ireland
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