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Manfred Hemm (Ramfis), and Gwyn Hughes Jones (Radamès) in Irish National Opera ‘Aida’. Photographer Pat Redmond

Aida ★★★★ Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin Irish National Opera (INO) is concluding its first year in operation with performances of Verdi’s Aida. (...)

Cellist Natalie Clein. Photograph: Neda Navaee

SATURDAY 24  AIDA Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin 7.30pm €15, €36, €51, €66, €86 bordgaisenergytheatre.ie; also Tues, Thurs, Sat, Dec 1st Iri(...)

Claudia Boyle takes on multiple roles in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman, on tour nationwide

Roll Over Beethoven – ICO/Jean-Christophe Spinosi Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Thursday September 13th 8pm €25/€22/€10/€5 irishchamberorchestra.co(...)

RTÉ NSO offered a revised version of Deirdre Gribbin’s 2012 piano concerto, ‘The Binding of the Years’, with Finghin Collins as solois

The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra was in town last weekend, for two evening programmes and an afternoon family concert. As you would expect the focus w(...)

Nikolay Khozyainov: 2012 Dublin International Piano Competition winner

TUESDAY 13 Nikolay Khozyainov (piano) NCH, Dublin 8pm €12-€20 nch.ie – The Dublin International Piano Competition’s promotional cycle is getting into(...)

Claudia Boyle will be one of 12 leading Irish singers taking part in the Big Bang! at the NCH on Tuesday. Photograph: Kip Carroll

  Chamber Music Gathering NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin, Saturday January 6th, 11am; NCH Studio, Saturday January 6th, 1pm; Newman Univer(...)

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(...)

Orla Boylan  stars as Eithne, daughter of the King of Tír na nÓg at the NCH.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Friday, October 13th Classical RTÉ NSO/Jamie Martin National Concert Hall, Dublin, 7.30pm, €15-€35/€13-€31 nch.ie Jaime Martin’s concert with the R(...)

Japanese conductor Masaaki Suzuki

One of the big events in Ireland’s celebration of the Bach bicentenary of 1950 was a performance of the Mass in B minor. It was given in the Metropol(...)

NI Opera’s staging of Puccini’s “Turandot”: set in a kind despotic oriental factory, it benefits from striking designs by Rebecca Ringst and Ingo Krügler

God knows what Gerald Barry might come up with if he were ever given a chance to design a fairground ride. There’s a fair chance he might want to desi(...)