Rachel Kelly

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Javier Abreu as Lindoro and Rachel Kelly as Isabella in Rossini’s ‘The Italian Girl in Algiers’. Photograph: Frances Marshall

It’s a while since I heard anyone talk about never wasting a good crisis, although the idea was frequently mentioned when Ireland was in the throes of(...)

Old Alexandra have a chance in two weeks’ time  to earn promotion to next season’s Hockey League. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Old Alexandra are through to the second round of the Hockey League promotion play-offs after winning all four of their first-round games at Milltown o(...)

Healthy balance: Our gut flora, with its tens of trillions of micro-organisms, is the final interior, if not frontier, given the new links to many aspects of health. Photograph: Getty

Space may be the final frontier but back on Earth the human body is still yielding up secrets, some of which may help us to get more balance into our (...)

Christian Blackshaw: performing Schubert’s piano sonatas at Kilkenny Arts Festival

Schubert: Dreaming the Sublime Kilkenny Arts Festival, Friday August 11th to Sunday August 20th kilkennyarts.ie Kilkenny Arts Festival’s main compos(...)

In the last year of Mozart’s life he wrote a number of pieces for glass harmonica (above), an instrument devised by Benjamin Franklin. Photograph: iStock

History tends to focus on the big events. So 1791, the last year of Mozart’s life, is usually seen as the time of the last great works. There’s the R(...)

Work by Jane Rainey

NCAD Graduate Showcase NCAD Thomas St Campus, 100 Thomas St, Dublin; NCAD Postgrad Centre, 101- 103 James’s St. June 18th-26th. ncad.ie Uncover: D(...)

Agrippina: director Oliver Mears plays it as a contemporary soap opera

Agrippina Lime Tree, Limerick *****   Agrippina is widely regarded as Handel’s first great opera. He wrote it to a libretto b(...)

Rachel Kelly, Padraic Rowan and Máire Flavin. Photograph: Sara Freund

It’s not every day that you hear parallels drawn between the Netflix series House of Cards and a Handel opera from 1709, but Máire Flavin is quite (...)

Photograph: Thinkstock

A couple of years ago I had my ear bent by music lovers who were so upset about the severity of orchestral cutbacks in RTÉ that they seemed to be s(...)

Darina Allen: scheduled to appear at the festival in Boston

Build it and they will come is what Irish entrepreneur Rachel Kelly is hoping will happen when the doors open on the inaugural iFest event in Boston o(...)

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