Since launching in 2018, Irish National Opera has established itself as Ireland’s national opera company, with fresh productions of major works in Dublin, touring productions and collaboration with festivals and other promoters in Ireland and abroad. It embraces everything from the operatic mainstream to contemporary compositions and commits to showcase both established and rising Irish opera singers, alongside guest artists from all over the world.
During the 2020-21 season, INO presented the critically-acclaimed digital project 20 Shots of Opera, where the company asked 20 Irish composers to write a short opera each during the COVID-19 pandemic. The operas were filmed at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin and released on the company's website.
The 2021-22 season is INO's biggest yet, featuring nine new productions and four world premieres by Irish composers. Highlights of the season include two new collaborations with the Royal Opera House in London, with a streamed performance of Gerald Barry’s ‘Alice’s Adventures Under Ground’, with Claudia Boyle in the title role, which will also be released as an audio recording on the Signum Classics label.