Brought to you by Cork Midsummer Festival.
It’s the musical balm we all need right now.
Composer John O’Brien has written a lullaby for Cork city, designed to bring comfort to people of all ages during these pandemic times “when the long days mean that sleep may not come so easily”.
And instead of an orchestra pit or a theatre stage, Lullaby for the City will be performed outdoors, free of charge, as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival.
The performers will be touring green and open spaces all over Cork, subject to government guidelines, on June 14th and 15th, 2021.
John will be joined by an orchestra made up of some of Cork’s finest musicians for a series of magical open-air performances, which will see the lilting lullaby drift on the air into gardens and through open windows, enthralling everyone lucky enough to find themselves within earshot.
It’s an imaginative new departure for John O’Brien, who has worked on over 50 different productions of opera and musical theatre in Ireland, the UK, and Canada, and has toured across Europe, Japan, and China.
He is acclaimed for directing and conducting The Nightingale and The Rose, Faust, Der Vampyr, (both nominated for Best Opera – Irish Times Theatre Awards) Orpheus, and Pagliacci (winner Best Opera – ITTA) at the Everyman Theatre.
Lullaby for the City (in a Time of Pandemic) is brought to you by Cork Midsummer Festival and supported by the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in Partnership with Business to Arts.
Cork Midsummer Festival runs from June 14th to 27th, 2021. To find out more, visit corkmidsummer.com.