The Emerald Isle or The Caves of Carrig-Cleena is a two-act comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan and Edward German (Sullivan died before completing it), and a libretto by Basil Hood.
It is believed to have had only four short professional runs since it was first produced in 1901. Directed by Alan Borthwick this is a rare opportunity to see the opera. At its heart is a strong defence and promotion of Irish culture when a professor tasked with making the Irish more English, ends up switching sides.
Don’t miss the morning talk about The Emerald Isle presented by Martin Yates, Chairman of the Sullivan Society – 10.30am in the Pavilion Arts Centre.