Máire Falvin (Countess) and Tara Erraught (Susanna) in The Marriage of Figaro at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Pat Redmond

The wait is over. Irish National Opera, which last year emerged from a competitive Arts Council process as the council’s “preferred provider” of large(...)

‘Marriage of Figaro’ director Patrick Mason with Jonathan Lemalu, who plays Figaro

Meeting Patrick Mason was relatively simple. He was ensconced in rehearsals for Irish National Opera’s new production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, (...)

A promo picture for the Irish National Opera's production of 'Le nozze di Figaro'

Thursday, April 12th Music Current 2018 Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, smockalley.com; until Saturday Music Current, Dublin Sound Lab’s annual festival(...)

Maria McGrann, soprano, with pianist Aoife O’Sullivan, at the Opera Marathon in City Hall Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“If opera was a cake, for the middle there’d be some jam or something so there was always a part on the inside that gets you.” Children giving their v(...)