‘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, (...)

Author Roddy Doyle. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall

Had you asked Roddy Doyle 10 years ago how many operas he had been to, he says, he would have been able to tell you easily: “It was one.” Pose the s(...)

“I want to ensure that the characters will seem to be singing in Dublin,” says Roddy Doyle of his new version of Don Giovanni. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

After 18 days and 28 productions, Dublin Theatre Festival came to an end last night, but not before making one last grand announcement at its curtain (...)