Is Dublin finally getting a Handel on the ‘Messiah’?
- January 11, 2017, 06:00
The Irish public, it seems, can never get enough of Handel’s Messiah. It’s bankable for choral societies at any time of the year, though the tradition(...)
Who was the best composer of the late 19th century?
- October 14, 2015, 06:00
One of the most striking aspects of the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s concert in the RDS last Thursday evening was the subtle way in which visual eleme(...)
The way to Wexford: a strange beauty behind the scenes at the opera
- October 16, 2013, 01:00
When I was young, six or seven, I saw part of a film being shot in the Phoenix Park. It turned out to be about the most unglamorous thing you could im(...)