Ben Barnes

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Hue and Cry at Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin

The Scourge Civic Theatre, Tallaght 8.15pm Jan 2-5; An Grianán, Letterkenny 8pm Jan 12; Theatre Royal, Waterford 8pm Jan 17; Visual Carlow, Jan 19 8p(...)

Don Wycherley, My Real Life, Viking Theatre, Clontarf, Dublin

FRNKNSTN Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage. Previews: 17th -20th August Opens: August 21st - September 18th, €25/€20 abbeytheatre.ie Two hundred years s(...)

Michael Londra: ‘Growing up, the opera festival was a huge influence.’

Wexford tenor Michael Londra has made a name for himself in the United States since moving there to perform with Riverdance, garnering two Emmy-nomin(...)

Matilda Balfe (5) from Dublin, enjoys the Winterval Festival in Waterford. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

New Year cheer Head to Dublin for New Year celebrations that last for three days and include ‘Luminosity’, a spectacular 3D light projection with opt(...)

 Ermonela Jaho: the Albanian soprano, who first appeared in Wexford in 2000, was the Readers’ Award Winner at the International Opera Awards. Photograph: Marc Ross/AFP/Getty Images

The 2016 International Opera Awards were announced in London on Sunday. Irish contenders were few in number: Wexford Festival Opera was shortlisted i(...)

Máire Flavin plays Mimi (above) in Opera Theatre Company’s La bohème.  This new production of La bohème is directed by Ben Barnes, one of the Opera Theatre Company co-founders, whose previous work with the company  includes that magnificently theatrical production of Orfeo in 2012 which balanced lyricism with menace and inspired choreography. Photograph: Opera Theatre Company

Opera Theatre Company, currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, is beginning another national tour tomorrow evening. This time with a difference,(...)

A Moon for the Misbegotten Lyric Theatre, Belfast *** Eugene O’Neill’s desolate swansong is a play of two halves and, in Ben Barnes’s stringently (...)

In 2008 the Abbey received €10 million; next year it will receive just €5.8 million. But the Abbey, delivered from debt in 2005 by a government bailout, has remained financially stable

Earlier this week, when the board of the Abbey Theatre officially began to recruit for a new director, it was hard not to think back to the last chan(...)

In ‘The Invader’, the musical style might best be described as eclectic minimalist. Echoes of Philip Glass abound, but the musical material is much more varied

Ten years ago I interviewed Pierre Boulez in connection with the 2004 RTÉ Living Music Festival. I had to ask him about opera, given his famous 196(...)