Daire Halpin

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Margaret, Duchess of Argyll had an extraordinary public notoriety that persists  25 years after her death at 80 in 1993.

The orchestra in Thomas Adès’s first opera, Powder Her Face, is often like a kind of Greek chorus. It comments on the action in ways that range from c(...)

Powder Her Face, National Opera House, Wexford

Saturday, February 24th   Powder Her Face National Opera House, Wexford, 8pm €30/€27, 053-9122144/1850-467372 and on tour to Kilkenny, Navan, (...)

Morgan Crowley as Giordano Bruno (seated) in Roger Doyle’s ‘Heresy’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Heresy **** Project Arts Centre, Dublin The monk and prominent intellectual Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) fell foul of the Vatican at the age of 30. Hi(...)

Following the break-up of his affair with Alma Mahler (above), the obsessive Kokoschka is despondent until he commissions a life-sized, anatomically accurate replica of his former lover

Just now, milestones in Irish opera are arriving in bunches like those proverbial buses. The Irish premiere of Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being (...)