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US Premiere
He Did What?
Oct 27—Nov 2, 2019
Installation | Opera | Music | Film

He Did What?
Dumbworld & Irish National Opera
Conceived and created by Brian Irvine and John McIlduff



Projected onto the side of the Peter Jay Sharp Building, and broadcast to audience members’ headphones, He Did What? is an animated, graffiti-style, 10-minute looping street opera.

Drop by, tune in, and find out what happens.

Until 10pm nightly.

Note: He Did What? is an outdoor installation and will not be projected in inclement weather. Visit @BAM_Brooklyn on Twitter for notice of any official cancellations.


Music composed by Brian Irvine
Written and directed by John McIlduff
Orchestra conducted by Fergus Shiel
Costume design by Clodagh Deegan
Video by Killan Waters and Conan McIvor

He Did What? is a Public Art Commission by Dublin City Council. Dumbworld is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

10min loop

Peter Jay Sharp Building, corner of Lafayette Ave & St. Felix St


Leadership support for opera at BAM provided by Aashish & Dinyar Devitre


Leadership support for off-site programs provided by:

Howard Gilman


Major support for opera at BAM provided by Sarah Billinghurst & Howard Solomon