Henry Purcell

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Sharon Carty has the ability to cross from mainstream opera to period performance.

Sunday, April 28th Sharon Carty, Siobhán Armstrong Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin hughlane.ie Mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty is one of those Irish singers wh(...)

Tara Erraught, Ireland’s most successful mezzo-soprano.

Friday 26th Tara Erraught, John O’Conor NCH, Dublin It’s a first-time collaboration between Tara Erraught, Ireland’s most successful mezzo-soprano, a(...)

The Young King by Oscar Wilde,   presented by Dublin Theatre Festival and The Ark

For most children, the Christmas pantomime is their first experience of the theatre. The familiar fairytale storyline, the integration of pop-cultural(...)

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(...)

Florence-born, Oxford-reared and London-based, Olivia Chaney’s original musical steer may have come from a love for English folk, but her earl(...)

Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas was performed on Sunday by Denmark’s Theatre of Voices with the National Chamber Choir under Paul Hillier (above). Photograph: Frank Miller

Can you name a composer who described his own music as “horrid”? We live in a world where classical music is often portrayed as relaxing, and in a cou(...)