Michael Dervan

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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 (...)

National Symphony Orchestra: moving from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall. Photograph: RTÉ

The Government has agreed in principle that the National Symphony Orchestra should move from being part of RTÉ to come under the remit of the National(...)

Belfast-born composer Deirdre Gribbin’s new piece   Kindersang addresses the   movement that brought 10,000 Jewish children to safety in Britain and Northern Ireland in the months before the outbreak of the second World War

Francis Humphrys, director of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival – which runs in Bantry until Sunday July 8th – is by nature a protester. Give him a(...)

Helen Boaden’s report outlines how RTÉ’s orchestras have been constrained and left ‘demoralised’ by budget cuts. Photograph: Conor McCabe

For big, damning reads on how Ireland truly regards the production of culture, look no further than the report by former BBC director of radio Helen B(...)

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll had an extraordinary public notoriety that persists  25 years after her death at 80 in 1993.

The orchestra in Thomas Adès’s first opera, Powder Her Face, is often like a kind of Greek chorus. It comments on the action in ways that range from c(...)

Our critics have picked their best beats from 2017 and now it’s over to you. Click on irishtimes.com/ticketawards to vote for your favourite arti(...)

This Beach works like a dry parable for the refugee crisis, but it contains a simmering rage.

Going out City of London Sinfonia/Michael Collins NCH, Dublin 2, 8pm, November 11th, €25-€49.50 nch.ie Michael McHale will perform at the (...)

Baritone Gavan Ring, who has published a dissertation on Robert O’Dwyer’s Irish-language opera “Eithne”, and conductor Fergus Sheil during the first performance of the work since 1910

“I should like much to hear this opera again, under more favourable conditions – to hear it in a proper theatre, with a proper stage, full scenery, an(...)

Claudia Boyle

NEW YEAR’S EVE Turning Pirate NYE Mix Tape Vicar Street, Dublin 7.30pm €36 ticketmaster.ie It didn’t take long, but this New Year’s Eve bash at Vi(...)

Korean pianist Sonya Bach has a name that might be either to die for or to dread when it comes to playing Bach. Her recordings of six of the compose(...)

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