South Korean tenor Jung Soo Yun, the lead in Faust. Photograph: Miki Barlok

According to Julie Kelleher, artistic director of the Everyman Palace in Cork, the forthcoming presentation of Gounod’s Faust will have the orchest(...)

Tamed: Rebecca O’Mara as Isabella and Tom Canton as Heathcliff in the Gate’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights
Review: Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights  Gate Theatre  *** It is a classic dilemma. Can you indulge the passion of those unbridled years, when a rough (...)

Kate Stanley Brennan and Tom Canton as Catherine and Heathcliff in rehearsal for Wuthering Heights. Photograph: Daragh McDonagh

They sweep in from the Yorkshire moors together, Catherine and Heathcliff, both a little exhausted and a little exhilarated, but seeming more at ea(...)

Review: The Rape of Lucretia
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  • September 8, 2014, 12:00

The Rape of LucretiaWexford Opera House*** In a brief manifesto, the new Irish Youth Opera company notes how discussion of opera in Ireland traditiona(...)

Der Vampyr’s idea of flowing off the stage into the auditorium was carried out with an aplomb that Mahagonny got nowhere near. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

June was an interesting month for opera. Two works that were once the preserve of the Wexford Festival came to Dublin and Cork. Weill’s Rise an(...)

Deirdre Donnelly and Stephen Brennan in Conservatory by Michael West
Review: Conservatory

Conservatory Peacock Theatre, Dublin **** “Do you know who died?” asks a husband of his wife, making casual conversation midway through(...)

Best Man Everyman Theatre, Cork**A best man’s speech is “a cover-up story”, suggests one character in Carmel Winters’ new play. Alan should know: a st(...)

Richard II: ‘The commitment, brio and invention of this production makes it well worth seeing’

Richard IIPeacock Theatre, Dublin *** There i(...)