NI Opera

A Hand of Bridge

Director: Oliver Mears

Conductor: Eugene Monteith

David – Aaron O'Hare
Geraldine – Laura Sheerin
Bill – Brian McNamee
Sally – Laura Murphy

Showing in: Bridge clubs throughout NI.

One of the shortest operas regularly performed (the piece lasts for less than 15 minutes), A Hand of Bridge is set during a bridge match and features introspective monologues given by the four players. The thoughts of the players range from the mundane to the meaningful, and the amusing to the anodyne, resulting in an entertaining and richly-layered piece.

Three of NI Opera’s Young Artists will perform in this new production of A Hand of Bridge. Our fourth Young Artists – Eugene Monteith – conducts.

A Hand of Bridge will be performed at the following Bridge Clubs – please contact the clubs directly for ticket information.

Production Information

May 13 – Holywood Bridge Club
May 14 – Warrenpoint Bridge Club
May 15 - University of the Third Age, Newry
May 16 - University of the Third Age, Downe Opera Group
May 18 – Royal Belfast Golf Club
May 20 – Strabane Bridge Club & Maghera Bridge Club
May 21 – City of Derry Bridge Club
May 22 - University of the Third Age, Causeway

The opera will also be performed at schools and other venues in May and June, as well as at the Festival of Voice in late August.

A Hand of Bridge