Chinese pianist Zee Zee aka Zhang Zuo. Photograph: Marco Borggreve

Tuesday 16 RTÉCO/JONATHAN BLOXHAM NCH, Dublin 8pm €12-€39.50 nch.ie Chinese pianist Zee Zee, aka Zhang Zuo, has come up with a moniker that’s bound (...)

Paula Murrihy will play Judith in the upcoming production of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle for the Dublin Theatre Festival

Mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy’s journey from Kerry to the stages of the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Salzburg Festival, not to mention her reg(...)

Cellist Natalie Clein took part in a thrusting account of Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata

There was serious competition for the Westport Chamber Music Festival last weekend. The muscle cars of Cannonball Ireland were on their way, and as I (...)

Peter OReilly, Benjamin Russell and Christopher Cull in    Benjamin Britten’s opera ‘Owen Wingrave’. Photograph: Frances Marshall

Opera in the cinema may be all the rage. But opera on television has a much longer history, dating back to the earliest days of the medium in the 1930(...)

Irish baritone Benjamin Russell returns from his base in Germany to play the title role in Benjamin Britten’s Owen Wingrave.

I moved to Germany in June of 2014 and I wasn’t quite sure what was in store for me in Wiesbaden. I had previously spent a year in the International O(...)

Scottish/Japanese guitarist Sean Shibe’s first solo CD celebrates works commissioned from English composers by the great Julian Bream. Shibe is a char(...)

Iestyn Davies: “Somebody sitting beside me said, ‘That sounds all right. You should do it more often.’ ” Photograph: Marco Borggreve

In one way it’s clear what a countertenor is: it’s a man who sings like a woman. But they are not exactly common, certainly not in Ireland. When I ask(...)

Karen Sheridan aka Slow Skies returns with Dancing

Hare Squead - Pure Jessy Rose, Tony Konstone and Lilo Blues are building on their major label connect and growing fanbase in UK and North America w(...)

Gerald Barry: His “treatment somehow intensifies, if that is imaginable, the topsy-turviness of Lewis Carroll’s imagination”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Musical taste is as complex and confounding as the rules of attraction. You can argue about it, but taste is one of those things that people don’t hav(...)

Laura Jurd with her band Dinosaur

The first record in your collection is not generally something you feel inclined to advertise. It was probably some long-forgotten adolescent pop, the(...)

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