Chamber Opera | World Premiere


January 7 & 13 at 7:30pm, January 8* & 14 at 4pm, January 10-11 at 7pm at Playhouse Theater at Abrons Arts Center | 105 minutes

A powerful double bill by Irish composer Emma O’Halloran.

In the compelling monodrama Mary Motorhead, a convicted murderer invites us to hear her secret history—the disappointments and betrayals that shaped her life—in the hope that it may shine some light upon the darkness of her actions. Mezzo-soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell stars as the woman pushed to the edge by circumstance, now finding the road back to herself.

TRADE is the story of a rent boy and his closeted client in working-class Dublin, both trapped within their own lives. Meeting secretly in a cheap hotel, they wrestle with their own inner demons and their need for each other. Three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch star of LA Opera’s Wonderful Town and anatomy theater portrays a family man whose world is crumbling apart, with international recording artist Kyle Bielfield as a young hustler determined to take charge of his future.

*The performance on January 8 will be followed by an artist conversation.

World Premiere production by Beth Morrison Projects and Irish National Opera, in association with Trinity Church Wall Street.

Produced by Beth Morrison Projects. Co-commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects, Irish National Opera, Trinity Church Wall Street, and Nancy & Barry Sanders. Additional production support was provided by Virginia B. Toulmin Charitable Foundation, Antonia & Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund, Inc, Elizabeth Greenberg, Culture Ireland, and Charlotte Isaacs.

Please note that this production contains: Strobe lighting effects and theatrical fog/haze.

Tickets from $35!

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Playhouse Theater at Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street
(at Pitt Street)
New York, NY

: F to Delancey Street or East Broadway.; J or M to Essex Street.; D or B to Grand Street.  Bus: M15 to Grand St.; M22 to Montgomery Street.; M9 to Grand Street.; M14A-SBS to Grand Street.; B39 to Essex Street.

The Abrons Arts Center is an accessible entrance venue. All visitors should check in at the front desk of Abrons Arts Center, located at 466 Grand Street. For visitors attending performances in the Playhouse theater, front of house staff will escort you to accessible seats in the theater. For visitors attending performances in the Underground or Experimental theaters, front of house staff will direct you to the accessible entrance, which is located through our garden on Willet Street between Grand and Broome Streets. Visitors will have to ring a bell to unlock the garden gate, which does not have an activation push button. Visitors will then reach another door, which can be opened using an activation push button. Restrooms adjacent to the Playhouse and Underground theaters are wheelchair accessible. If attending a performance in the Experimental theater, wheelchair accessible bathrooms are accessible by elevator.

Parking lots can be found on East Broadway between Clinton and Montgomery St, and on Coumbia St between Delancey and Broome St.

Emma O'Halloran (Composer)

Mark O’Halloran (Librettist)

Tom Creed (Director)

Elaine Kelly (Music Director)