Karina Daly’s fascinating book is lean on links with RTÉ, Arts Council and Mazars
First-rate soloists and the Wexford Factory enliven binge-watching this year’s Wexford Festival Opera online, a Festival in the Air
Effective controls on artistic expenditure appear to have been nonexistent
Building projects prove more time consuming than artistic changes as self-preservation prevails
Rosetta Cucchi, who brings an open-hearted warmth to her task, has chosen ‘Shakespeare’ for 2020
Rosetta Cucchi thought she was in the wrong place when she first arrived at Theatre Royal
Event made significant loss in 2018 despite consistent support from Arts Council
Italian-born Rosetta Cucchi has been involved with the festival since 1995
Year in Culture Review: Key directors stepped down, while performers stepped up in classical music and opera
Wexford Festival Opera reviews: ‘Leoni’ and ‘Mala Vita’; ‘Dinner at Eight’; and ‘Il Bravo’
Backstage stories add even more colour to preparations for three new productions
Will it pivot from David Agler’s taste for still alive composers and underuse of Irish talent?
Will RTÉ, which has been killing off the orchestra, now be allowed to fill key positions?
The new Irish National Opera is too risk-averse, while Wexford Festival's rare opera is not so rare anymore. And both need to engage with Ireland’s musical diaspora
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