Stage Premieres of 'The Hunger' by Donnacha Dennehy in St. Louis and New York
12th September 2016
Watch the BAM Next Wave Festival's preview on The Hunger
About Donnacha Dennehy
Donnacha Dennehy's music has been performed internationally by Dawn Upshaw, Kronos Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, Bang On A Can, Third Coast Percussion, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Icebreaker (London), Contact (Toronto), Crash Ensemble (Dublin), Percussion Group of the Hague, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, BBC Ulster Orchestra, and many others. His recent opera, The Last Hotel, with a libretto by Enda Walsh, premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2015 and has since had runs at the Dublin Theatre Festival, the Royal Opera in London, and St Ann's Warehouse in New York. A Nonesuch release of Dennehy's music entitled "Grá agus Bás,*quot; featuring Ireland's Crash Ensemble (which he founded in 1997), was named one of NPR's "50 favorite albums" (in any genre) in 2011.
Listen to WNYC's New Sounds show on Dennehy and The Hunger
More about The Hunger
Opera Theater St Louis – September 17
BAM Next Wave Festival – September 30, October 1
Music by Donnacha Dennehy
Alarm Will Sound
Conducted by Alan Pierson
Set and video design by Jim Findlay
Directed by Tom Creed
Co-produced by Alarm Will Sound and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Commissioned by Alarm Will Sound with additional funding from Arts Council of Ireland, MAP Fund, The Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, and New Music USA.
For specific inquiries about the opera, please contact Peggy Monastra or call 212-254-2100.