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‘Pamplemousse was not like the other mice!’

Concert performance of Greg Caffrey’s Pamplemousse

3pm Ulster Museum, Lecture Theatre

The Chronic Identity Crisis of Pamplemousse is a children’s opera in one act by composer Greg Caffrey, chronicling the sad tale of a piece of fruit struggling to find its place in society.

It is a bizarre story, which navigates feelings of rejection, acceptance, and more rejection leading ultimately to understanding and a final amorous and glorious acquiescence. This is contemporary music for all the family with a colourful score performed by an expanded Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble and encompassing the exceptional vocal talents of the artists from the Northern Ireland Opera Studio.

Please note this is a concert performance only and not a fully-staged opera.



2pm Ulster Museum, Learning Zone

Limited spaces available. If you are interested in attending, please email

Before the concert, children and their parents are invited to explore the story of Pamplemousse, and meet the singers and the composer in an interactive workshop. We are looking forward to welcoming you!

We ask that children will be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This event is a co-production between Northern Ireland Opera and Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble.


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Conor Breen
Dawn Burns
Cormac Lawlor
Mouse 1
Maria Hughes
Mouse 2
Kevin Neville

Creative Team

Greg Caffrey
Sinead Hayes
Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble