The orchestra under David Brophy sprawls through the stalls. The cast roam through stalls, circles, boxes and pit as well as stage

The Rise and Fall of the City of MahagonnyOlympia Theatre, Dublin***Mahagonny, the city of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s imagination, is a city in t(...)

Wide Open Opera has brought the work to Dublin. Australian baritone Barry Ryan (above) is a thoughtful Nixon 2:00

Who would have predicted that minimalism and opera would combine in a popular partnership? Back in the 1960s, the idea of operas from the likes of Phi(...)

A friend of Eileen Colgan’s reached for Maisie Madigan in Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock (...)

Bruno Caproni is most effective in Macbeth’s dying moments
Review: Verdi’s Macbeth

Verdi’s Macbeth Grand Opera House, Belfast *** NI Opera’s Macbeth , sung in English, opens with a distinctive front-cloth featuring a bloo(...)

The first opera production of the year was – where else? – in Cork last weekend, when the CIT Cork School of Music presented Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro (above)

There’s something about opera and Cork. It’s not just that the city has a theatre called the Cork Opera House: it’s that Cork just won’t lie down w(...)

Any spare capacity that is not used reverts to the co-op, which can make it available to other producers, through the “flexi-milk” system

Two milk processors in the northwest are engaged in a bitter battle over the supply of milk in the region, with the disagreement heading for the High (...)

 John Molloy: Many of his former scientific colleagues from around the world sent messages reflecting fond memories of man with a great sense of humour and an incredible knowledge and passion for the Irish mid-water fishery

John Molloy, one of the most charismatic and respected figures in Irish and international marine science, enjoyed a unique relationship with fishing c(...)

Smells good

A stylish new fragrance called “Irish Leather” inspired by tack(...)