The Royal Irish Academy of Music in partnership with the Abbey Theatre

Opera Briefs

24 - 28 March 2020

Booking Information

Dates: 24 – 28 March
On the Peacock Stage

Time: 6.30pm

Tickets: €20 – €24 / Conc. €17 – €20

Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Early Bird tickets available until 11 February

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 87 222

The world premiere of Kevin O’Connell’s DreamCatchr to a libretto by Lily Akerman.

Jane and Polly are sisters. They live together, they share a world together – until Jane becomes obsessed with the idea of creating a computer application that can capture dreams, and creates her own pixellated reality which Polly can’t enter.

Alternately comical, bizarre and disturbing, DreamCatchr explores the borders between dreams and waking life, sisterhood and selfhood.


Funded by an Arts Council Project Award.


'All participants contributed impressively to creating a highly effective musical and visual picture….there was no shortage of talent, vocally and dramatically.'
Opera Magazine


  • Composer: Kevin O’Connell
  • Librettist: Lily Akerman
  • Director: Hélène Montague
  • Conductor: Andrew Synnott
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