Molly Sterling was one of only four of this year’s Eurovision acts to perform in ‘Pop Meets Opera’, a lunchtime concert headlined by star Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez and last year’s winner Conchita Wurst 1:47

Singing on the stage of the Wiener Staatsoper, one of the world’s great opera houses, is an honour that could crown a career. On Saturday, for 17-year(...)

Reign of Spain: Plácido Domingo. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

He has sung more than 140 operatic roles and made a record with Carlos Santana. He has run two opera companies, worked as a conductor, created an inte(...)

An Amazon logo sits on a cardboard delivery box as an employee processes customer orders ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com’s fulfillment centres in Peterborough, UK. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Amazon. com created 6,000 new full-time positions in Europe in 2014 to respond to booming demand, the US online retailer said on Tuesday. Amazon sai(...)

Europe’s most famous opera festival takes place in Verona, Italy, from June 19th to August 25th

Chipping Campden Music Festival (May 10th-23rd) Two weeks of quality choral and orchestral music in perhaps the most perfect setting in Britain, (...)

Amazon has repeatedly rejected the union’s demands, saying it regards warehouse staff as logistics workers and that they receive above-average pay by the standards of that industry

Amazon staff at German warehouses extended a strike on Wednesday in a long-running dispute over better pay and conditions, but the online retailer pro(...)

Striking workers at the Amazon logistics centre in Graben near Augsburg in Germany.

Some staff at Amazon warehouses in Germany started a new three-day strike on Monday to press their demands for better pay and conditions as the onlin(...)

Europe is awash with opera festivals. There’s the Savonlinna Festival in Finland, where a three-towered island fortress provides a stunning medieval b(...)

Irina Dubrovskaya’s intriguing rhythmic liquidity communicates a dreamlike quality - he is fully in the world, but not quite of it.
Review: La traviata

La traviataBord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin****A lot has changed for opera in Dublin since a Glyndebourne tour first visited the city when it was a Eu(...)

The Elixir of Love is indicative of the scale of production the OTC would liketo do more of

In the 1980s, the Arts Council decided that Ireland needed to move beyond the kind of opera tours with piano that had been offered by Irish Nationa(...)

Frank McGuinness in Pearse Street Library, Dublin last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

If you were to put a gun to my head and demand I tell you what I believe to be the loveliest aria in all opera, I think I would surprise you. You coul(...)