The Inland Woman

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The Inland Woman is an opera by Erik Chisholm.

The original text

An Irish sea drama based on Mary Lavin's short story "The Black Grave and the Green Grave".

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1953: Presented at the Little Theatre by the University of Cape Town Opera Company, with Desiree Talbot as Inghean Og and Gregorio Fiasconaro as Tadh Beag. It was taken to London for the 1956-57 Festival.


Wayne Muller. 2018. A reception history of opera in Cape Town: Tracing the development of a distinctly South African operatic aesthetic (1985–2015). Unpublished PhD thesis.

"Erik Chisholm: Snapshots of a remarkable life". University of Cape Town.

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