Don Giovanni

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Heath Ledger and Sienna Miller in Casanova

Giacomo Casanova (1725 -1798) priest, soldier, playwright, spy, composer, may have invented the lottery and escaped from the highest security prison i(...)

Sean Óg Ó Duinnín who plays Sir Henry in the musical which comes to Cork’s Opera House for one night only on February 13.

He may not have given his name to Cork’s most famous rock venue which once played host to a fledgling Nirvana but what matter, Leeside’s most famous l(...)

‘The Creator of Europe, ” Karel Capek wrote in the 1920s, “made her small and even split her up into little parts, so that our hearts could find joy n(...)

 Roddy Doyle: “It’s actually very easy to live privately here, particularly as you get older.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Roddy Doyle is nearly 60. It seems hardly credible. The “bald man with glasses”, as he describes himself, seems timeless, forever of Commitments age. (...)

Novelist Claire Kilroy: “’She Moved Through the Fair’ is one of the saddest but most alluring songs ever written.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Roddy Doyle Mozart: Madamina, il catalogo e’ questo from Don Giovanni I spent a year translating Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and got to know it well - too(...)

Despite riding most of the way in a hansom cab – naturally, I did not give in to Celia’s wish for one of those cheaper, modern steamcabs – I saw about(...)

“I want to ensure that the characters will seem to be singing in Dublin,” says Roddy Doyle of his new version of Don Giovanni. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

After 18 days and 28 productions, Dublin Theatre Festival came to an end last night, but not before making one last grand announcement at its curtain (...)

Alan Gilbert (pictured conducting the New York Philharmonic last year): ‘For many orchestras, what the New York Philharmonic achieves in the first rehearsal is something they can only dream of achieving in concert’

It was the talk of New York’s classical community earlier this year when Alan Gilbert announced he would step down as conductor of the New York Phi(...)

Visit the  Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) mountain monastery  at Paro Bhutan in Bhutan

Aboard the VSOE There’s an argument to be made that no 24-hour train journey is worth €2,200, but the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is no ordina(...)

Europe’s most famous opera festival takes place in Verona, Italy, from June 19th to August 25th

Chipping Campden Music Festival (May 10th-23rd) Two weeks of quality choral and orchestral music in perhaps the most perfect setting in Britain, (...)

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