Celine Byrne (Madama Butterfly Cio-Cio-San) and Julian Hubbard (BF Pinkerton) in Irish National Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly with the RTE Concert Orchestra in Bord Gåis Energy Theatre 22 - 30 March and Cork Opera House April 4th and 5th. Photograph: Pat Redmond

I need a director to hate Lieutenant Pinkerton as fiercely as I do. Because Butterfly was only fifteen. After meeting and purchasing the child throug(...)

Celine Byrne makes her Irish National Opera debut in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Saturday March 23  ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT/ANDRÁS SCHIFF NCH, Dublin 8pm €35-€70 nch.ie The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment(...)

The Tales of Hoffmann: Andrew Synott’s musical direction maintains the energy and shifting moods throughout Irish National Opera’s production

THE TALES OF HOFFMANN O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin ★ ★ ★ ★ The three tales in Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann are set up in act I, the prologue(...)

Claudia Boyle takes on multiple roles in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman, on tour nationwide

Roll Over Beethoven – ICO/Jean-Christophe Spinosi Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Thursday September 13th 8pm €25/€22/€10/€5 irishchamberorchestra.co(...)