Joe Vanek

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“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

Manfred Hemm (Ramfis), and Gwyn Hughes Jones (Radamès) in Irish National Opera ‘Aida’. Photographer Pat Redmond

Aida ★★★★ Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin Irish National Opera (INO) is concluding its first year in operation with performances of Verdi’s Aida. (...)

Cellist Natalie Clein. Photograph: Neda Navaee

SATURDAY 24  AIDA Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin 7.30pm €15, €36, €51, €66, €86 bordgaisenergytheatre.ie; also Tues, Thurs, Sat, Dec 1st Iri(...)

Wide Open Opera and Landmark Productions have won the€150,000 Fedora General Prize for Opera for their production of ‘The Second Violinist’. Photograph: Hugh O’Conor

Opera in Ireland is still up in the air as the Arts Council is in the middle of a process that is intended to deliver a new opera company to serve bot(...)

 Ermonela Jaho: the Albanian soprano, who first appeared in Wexford in 2000, was the Readers’ Award Winner at the International Opera Awards. Photograph: Marc Ross/AFP/Getty Images

The 2016 International Opera Awards were announced in London on Sunday. Irish contenders were few in number: Wexford Festival Opera was shortlisted i(...)

Máire Flavin plays Mimi (above) in Opera Theatre Company’s La bohème.  This new production of La bohème is directed by Ben Barnes, one of the Opera Theatre Company co-founders, whose previous work with the company  includes that magnificently theatrical production of Orfeo in 2012 which balanced lyricism with menace and inspired choreography. Photograph: Opera Theatre Company

Opera Theatre Company, currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, is beginning another national tour tomorrow evening. This time with a difference,(...)

A Moon for the Misbegotten Lyric Theatre, Belfast *** Eugene O’Neill’s desolate swansong is a play of two halves and, in Ben Barnes’s stringently (...)

Steely: Clare Dunne in Grounded

Grounded Project Arts Centre ****   “Grounded: The pilot’s nightmare.” So says Clare Dunne’s unnamed fighter, fuelled by adr(...)

Lisa Dwyer Hogg and Sam O’Mahony. Photograph: Pat Redmond
Review: The Mariner

The Mariner Gate Theatre, Dublin ***   The horrors of the first World War loom large in Hugo Hamilton’s intimately scaled dra(...)

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(...)

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