Michael Dungan

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Woman and Child by Sam Jinks, in  a temporary gallery space on the site of the GPO in Galway.  Photograph: Andrew Downes/xposure

Galway International Arts Festival artistic director Paul Fahy used the opening of its new pop-up gallery, in a “secret” space in the city centre, to (...)

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(...)

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(...)

SUNDAY 3 Before Bach & After III St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street 3.30pm €20/€15 chamberchoirireland.com Chamber Choir Ireland’s current concert se(...)

Pianist Louis Schwizgebel: demonstrated some of the technical pizzazz that helped him place second in Leeds in 2012. Photograph: Marco Borggreve

There is a hazardous tightrope walk in classical concert programming. What music do you present that draws and satisfies not only the committed concer(...)

Morgan Crowley as Giordano Bruno (seated) in Roger Doyle’s ‘Heresy’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Heresy **** Project Arts Centre, Dublin The monk and prominent intellectual Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) fell foul of the Vatican at the age of 30. Hi(...)

Lauren Kinsella

★★★ Ian Wilson’s experimental opera The Last Siren imagines the last surviving example of the mythological being, beautiful but dangerous, whose ir(...)

Jörg Widmann: approached Mendelssohn with the licence of an interpreter who takes composer-like possession of the music

When it comes to musical prodigies, Mendelssohn outshines even Mozart. There is a great difference in scale, to be sure. Mozart, toured and pro(...)

Attacca remain young not only in appearance and spirit, but also in sound
Review: Attacca Quartet
  • Music
  • February 28, 2014, 17:05

Attacca Quartet St Finian’s Lutheran Church, Dublin *** John Adams – John’s Book of Alleged Dances (exc). Beethoven – String Quartet i(...)

Pieter Wispelwey: captures Britten’s seeming paradox of making something intimate of the political
Wispelwey (cello), Ainsley (tenor)
  • Music
  • December 2, 2013, 18:10

Wispelwey (cello), Ainsley (tenor), RTÉ Cór na nÓg, RTÉ Philharmonic, RTÉ NSONCH, Dublin****Britten – Soirées Musicales; Symphony for cello and orches(...)

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