Orla Boylan  stars as Eithne, daughter of the King of Tír na nÓg at the NCH.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Friday, October 13th Classical RTÉ NSO/Jamie Martin National Concert Hall, Dublin, 7.30pm, €15-€35/€13-€31 nch.ie Jaime Martin’s concert with the R(...)

Stéphane Lissner, director of the Opéra National de Paris. Photograph: Elisa Haberer  Stéphane Lissner, director of the Opéra National de Paris. Photograph: Elisa Haberer

It is the preview of Samson et Dalila, Camille Saint-Saëns’s late-19th-century orientalist opera, at the Opéra Bastille, in Paris. The people of Israe(...)

Opening show: Hugh Tinney and Catherine Leonard, who played at, and are joint artistic directors of, Westport Festival of Chamber Music

It’s not just when times are good that good things happen. Dublin Grand Opera Society, which dominated operatic life in Dublin for nearly seven decade(...)

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

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(...)

Why would anyone arrange Mahler’s Fourth Symphony – and Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune – for chamber ensemble? To include them in the (...)