David Agler

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Gerald Barry:  his  piece Humiliated and Insulted is inspired by a Dostoyevsky novel. Photograph: Alan Betson

Music, it is often said, is a universal language. But not everything musical travels equally freely across international borders. New music travels sl(...)

The opera house in Wexford generates opera on just 12 nights a year in a town with a population of about 20,000 in the southeastern corner of the country. Photograph: David Sleator

Spontaneous, unprovoked testimonials are always impressive. I witnessed a few at Wexford Festival Opera last week. Two stood out, both of them comi(...)

The cast of Le Pré aux Clercs, a co-production by Opéra Comique and Wexford Festival Opera. Photograph: Pierre Grosbois

Today it’s a quiet street tucked away on the left bank, a few blocks to the northwest of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. In the late 16th century, Le Pré a(...)

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