Festival / Opera / 28-30 September 2023


Tickets: €16.50 (Full price ticket includes €1.50 booking fee)

This show is part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2023 - View the full Project lineup here!

DTF strives to be widely accessible and is proud to once again offer 10% off tickets for selected festival productions at 10 euro for under 30s, unwaged and freelance artists and arts workers. Register here.

Show Time: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm (Duration 20 mins approx., no interval)

Beware! The well is poisoned. The sea is infected. Everything has been consumed. Lamentation is too late. Guilt has no positive outcome. An opera about a dystopian world affected by some form of destructive force. 

The world premiere of this intimate new opera by the multi-talented Éna Brennan (aka Dowry) – composer, arranger, violinist, and graphic designer – is a statement of horror and protest in response to the destruction of our environment. Breathwork, with a text by Olivier Award-winning director David Pountney, offers a foretaste of a larger operatic collaboration that will premiere at Austria’s Bregenz Festival next year.  

Breathwork is a companion work to a larger composition Hold Your Breath by Éna Brennan and David Pountney which has been commissioned by Bregenzer Festspiele. 


If you require assistance for your visit, please do not hesitate to contact us at access@projectartscentre.ie or call 01 8819 613. You can find the latest information about Project’s accessibility here.


Directed by John McIlduff
Libretto by David Pountney
Performed by Andrew Gavin, Michelle O’Rourke, Kelli-Ann Masterson


Funded by the Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council.

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