Oliver Mears

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David Kempster in Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’: a new translation by Roddy Doyle will be staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival

If only common sense were not so rare. Just look at the Arts Council and the mess it has been in for years with its Festivals and Events Scheme. This (...)

When the Hungarian violinist Barnabás Kelemen played Szymanowski’s Second Violin Concerto with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in November he spo(...)

Agrippina: director Oliver Mears plays it as a contemporary soap opera

Agrippina Lime Tree, Limerick *****   Agrippina is widely regarded as Handel’s first great opera. He wrote it to a libretto b(...)

John Buckley is one of the most fastidious craftsmen, and the orchestra gives him the greatest palette

The featured composer for the last of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s Horizons concerts (NCH, February 3rd) was John Buckley who compiled a c(...)

Aoife Miskelly and Ben McAteer
Review: The Magic Flute
  • Stage
  • September 8, 2014, 12:00

The Magic FluteMarket Place Theatre, Armagh*****“As a producer and director of opera, the only deadly sin for me is being boring.” NI Opera’s Oliver (...)

Bruno Caproni is most effective in Macbeth’s dying moments
Review: Verdi’s Macbeth

Verdi’s Macbeth Grand Opera House, Belfast *** NI Opera’s Macbeth , sung in English, opens with a distinctive front-cloth featuring a bloo(...)

Anthony Flaum as Nemorino and Anna Patalong as Adina
L’Elisir d’amore

L’Elisir d’amoreTheatre at The Mill, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim****Donizetti’s 1832 L’Elisir d’amore is a heady mix of humour, tenderness and increasing (...)

The Vanbrugh Quartet

The west Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry went out in a blitz of energy on Saturday, with the combined RTÉ Vanbrugh and Jupiter String Quartets i(...)