Jamie Vartan

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Il Bravo: nominated for best opera and best costumes. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

A stunning, shape-shifting lament with a bravura star performance. A room-spinning take on an unstaged Samuel Beckett novel. A vivid mingling of forgo(...)

Bluebeard’s Castle: Joshua Bloom as Bluebeard and Paula Murrihy as Judith in Irish National Opera’s production

BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE Gaiety Theatre ★ ★ ★ ★ There is a special amazement with art that hides art. Think of a Bach keyboard piece with two beautifu(...)

Paula Murrihy will play Judith in the upcoming production of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle for the Dublin Theatre Festival

Mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy’s journey from Kerry to the stages of the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Salzburg Festival, not to mention her reg(...)

Cillian Murphy in ‘Grief Is the Thing with Feathers’

Shortly after Grief Is the Thing With Feathers premiered, a crow moved in across the way from Jamie Vartan’s London house. “We could see him drinking (...)

 Cillian Murphy in Enda Walsh’s adaptation of  ‘Grief is the Thing with Feathers’. Photograph: Colm Hogan

GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS Black Box Theatre, Galway ★★★★☆ At first glance, Max Porter’s debut novel, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, seems a(...)

Cillian Murphy stars as Dad in Grief is the Thing with Feathers

The worst thing in the world has happened, yet the world doesn’t have the decency to notice. “Where are the fire engines? Where is the noise and clam(...)

Aaron Monaghan in The Second Violinist. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

The Second Violinist ★★★★ Black Box Theatre, Galway  Early in composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer Enda Walsh’s second collaboration on an opera(...)

Donnacha Dennehy’s The Second Violinist, his second opera with writer and director Enda Walsh, premieres at the Galway Arts Festival

SATURDAY 22 CLASSICAL Dublin International Piano Festival Various venues, Dublin, until Sunday 30th pianofestival.ie The Dublin International Pian(...)

Herculanum at Wexford Festival Opera. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPAL

Wexford Festival Opera *** Félicien David’s (1810-76) place in history is not dependent on his operas or even his 1844 scenic ode-symphonie Le désert(...)

The production zips along thanks to carefully drawn characters, the conductor’s pacing and the vocal commands of the leads

The Barber of Seville National Opera House, Wexford ★★★★★ Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia) is a young person’s o(...)

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