Tara Erraught: was rehearsing at the Met when, ‘after four and a half week’s rehearsals they cancelled at 1.15pm on the day of the opening night’

One aspect of the Covid-19 story is the same everywhere. It is the least well-off who are suffering and will suffer the most. In Ireland, artist lobby(...)

The Return of Ulysses

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) was the first great opera composer. Opera Collective Ireland, whose productions give a platform to young, professional (...)

French conductor Nathalie Stutzmann, newly announced principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, rehearses with the orchestra at the National Concert Hall. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

An Bord Bia’s website includes a page on how to boil an egg. The instructions take up exactly three lines. Playwright Eugene Ionesco’s To Prepare a Ha(...)

The new Beethoven symphony cycle from John Eliot Gardiner and his Orchestre Révolutionnaire is being recorded live. And it really shows in these perfo(...)