Opera Collective Ireland (OCI)


Opera Collective Ireland is a prominent opera production company that heroes and showcases young Irish artists in critically acclaimed and unique productions in Ireland. We have worked with the company for a number of years as their opera photographer, capturing and documenting productions such as The Return of Ulysses (2018), Owen Wingrave (2017), Agrippina (2015) and The Rape of Lucretia (2014). Find out more about Opera Collective Ireland.

Project type
Concept photoshoot for marketing materials
Opera photography
Rehearsal photography

In addition to working as the opera photographer for their production of The Return of Ulysses, we were alsotasked by OCI to create the lead marketing image to advertise the opera, in partnership with the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Our brief was to explore concepts surrounding the two main characters and how we could communicate the narrative and their emotional connection. We created a striking image of Ulysses (Gyula Nagy) and Penelope (Raphaela Mangan) that plays on the depth and intricacy of their on-stage relationship, whilst being surrounded by a moody skyscape and styled in the era of the production. The image was applied to all marketing materials and became iconic and easily identifiable with audiences.

The Return of Ulysses – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2018 – Concept photoshoot by Marshall Light Studio and Frances Marshall
The Return of Ulysses – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2018 – Concept photoshoot by Marshall Light Studio and Frances Marshall
The Return of Ulysses – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2018 – Concept photoshoot by Marshall Light Studio and Frances Marshall
The Return of Ulysses – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2018 – Concept photoshoot by Marshall Light Studio and Frances Marshall

The Return of Ulysses
2018

Patrick Mason 
Director

Christian Curnyn
Conductor

Owen Wingrave
2017

Tom Creed 
Director

Stephen Barlow
Conductor

Owen Wingrave – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2017 – Photo by Frances Marshall
Owen Wingrave – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2017 – Photo by Frances Marshall
Owen Wingrave – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2017 – Photo by Frances Marshall
Owen Wingrave – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2017 – Photo by Frances Marshall

Agrippina
2015

Oliver Mears 
Director

Jonathan Cohen
Conductor

Agrippina – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2015 – Photo by Frances Marshall
Agrippina – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2015 – Photo by Frances Marshall
Agrippina – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2015 – Photo by Frances Marshall
Agrippina – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2015 – Photo by Frances Marshall

The Rape of Lucretia
2014

Michael Barker-Caven 
Director

Stephen Barlow
Conductor

The Rape of Lucretia – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2014 – Photo by Frances Marshall
The Rape of Lucretia – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2014 – Photo by Frances Marshall
The Rape of Lucretia – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2014 – Photo by Frances Marshall
The Rape of Lucretia – Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) 2014 – Photo by Frances Marshall
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“Client testimonial vitatur maionse quosam exerspe cum que re porehent laborestemo tem sinvellandae sum.”

PAUL MCNAMARA
Artistic Director

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