Goderdzi Janelidze as Don Quichotte and Olafur Sigurdarson as Sancho in Don Quichotte by Massenet. Photograph: Clive Barda

Orpha Phelan’s Irish National Opera production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola left me with an odd question when I saw it last Saturday. What is a traditi(...)

Griselda: Russell Harcourt as Roberto and Emma Morwood as Costanza in Irish National Opera’s production

GRISELDA Town Hall Theatre, Galway ★★★☆☆ The harrowing story of Griselda was alarmingly popular in 18th-century Italy, spawning more than 30 operas b(...)

English mezzo-soprano Katie Bray plays the title role in Griselda

SATURDAY 12  Griselda Town Hall Theatre, Galway, and on tour It never rains but it pours. Vivaldi has had a centuries-long wait for a performan(...)

Katie Bray is Griselda

FRIDAY 11 RTÉ NSO/Jaime Martín National Concert Hall, Dublin The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s new chief conductor, Jaime Martín, may not have (...)

Jo Mangan, curator for the Irish Society for Stage and Screen Designers. Photograph: Martin Maguire

Theatre is a transient art. It exists entirely in the present moment. As the stage curtain falls, its boundaries are closed; the next time it rises, i(...)

The Magic Flute: Nick Pritchard as Tamino and Anna Devin as Pamina in Irish National Opera’s new production. Photograph: Pat Redmond

The Magic Flute National Opera House, Wexford ★★★★☆ With the lights dimmed but the curtain yet to rise on the opening night of Irish National Opera’s(...)

The Magic Flute is at the National Opera House in Wexford on Friday

Wednesday 15 Camerata Ireland/Barry Douglas NCH, Dublin 8pm €35/€30/€25/€19.50 nch.ie This National Concert Hall appearance by Camerata Ireland is v(...)

Il Bravo: nominated for best opera and best costumes. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

A stunning, shape-shifting lament with a bravura star performance. A room-spinning take on an unstaged Samuel Beckett novel. A vivid mingling of forgo(...)

Pianist Louis Schwizgebel. Photograph: Marco Borggreve

TUESDAY 2 The Tales of Hoffmann Town Hall Theatre, Galway €30/€27 irishnationalopera.ie; also Letterkenny, Thurs; Sligo Sat Soprano Claudia Boyle and(...)

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(...)

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