Silken Thomas: The Making of a Modern Opera

Silken Thomas: The Making of a Modern Opera

Silken Thomas: The Making of a Modern Opera is a presentation which takes a look at how Celia de Fréine and Fergus Johnston worked together to create the opera The Earl of Kildare. The Presentation by Celia de Fréine will include a talk on the life of Thomas Fitzgerald (1513-1537) and how his revolt against Henry VIII brought about the downfall of the Fitzgerald dynasty, and will feature beautiful images, rousing stories and gorgeous music and arias from the opera.

One of the aims in creating the opera is to restore Thomas to his rightful place in history and to examine events in Ireland at the time.

  • Venue: Rathfarnham Castle
  • Time: 7.30pm, Wed 9 Oct
  • Price: €12 / €10