Jennifer Davis

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Review: The Rape of Lucretia
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  • September 8, 2014, 12:00

The Rape of LucretiaWexford Opera House*** In a brief manifesto, the new Irish Youth Opera company notes how discussion of opera in Ireland traditiona(...)

Michael Harding at Lough Allen, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell

I was in Clonmel last week at the Junction Festival and I attended a very avant-garde piece of street theatre presented by young people from the lo(...)

Der Vampyr’s idea of flowing off the stage into the auditorium was carried out with an aplomb that Mahagonny got nowhere near. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

June was an interesting month for opera. Two works that were once the preserve of the Wexford Festival came to Dublin and Cork. Weill’s Rise an(...)

Gustav Mahler recalled that ‘my friends avoided me in terror. Not a single one of them dared to speak to me about the work’. Photograph: Imagno/Getty Images

Mahler wrote his First Symphony in 1888. The year before, Stanford had produced his Irish symphony, and a year later, the year in which Mahler’s symph(...)

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