Rory Best couldn’t persuade Jaco Peyper to go the TMO to check on a try for  Fekitoa  which was disputed by the home side during the defeat against New Zealand in November 2016. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South African referee Jaco Peyper will take charge of an Ireland Test match for the fourth time when Andy Farrell’s side take on England at Twickenham(...)

Kazuki Yamada gave a viscerally thrilling account of Richard Strauss’s Alpine Symphony in May. Photograph: Marco Borggreve.

Professionally, opera is a big beast, an institutional behemoth that’s hard to turn around. Irish National Opera, which will turn two in January, didn(...)

Netherlands-based Cypriot composer Yannis Kyriakides describes the buffer zone as “an audio-visual work that explores boundaries of separation”.

Thursday 5th Ulster Orchestra/Killian Farrell Ulster Hall , Belfast Dublin conductor Killian Farrell, who is currently working at Germany’s Theater (...)

Sean Shibe and Ben Johnson

THURSDAY 21 Camerata Ireland National Concert Hall, Dublin Six instrumental soloists in an orchestral concert is quite a rarity. But it’s exactly wha(...)

Divine Madness: Hannah Rogerson, Conor Thomas Doherty and Magdalena Hylak in John Scott’s choreography

DIVINE MADNESS Space Upstairs, Project Arts Centre, Dublin ★★★★☆ For many years the choreographer John Scott had a parallel career as a classical ten(...)

 Tara Erraught

Sunday, November 10 La Cenerentola Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, ticketmaster.ie It’s just two years since Dundalk mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught m(...)

JoAnn Falletta conducts the RTÉ NSO in a programme of Strauss and Respighi at the NCH on Friday November 1st

Saturday 26  PHILIP GLASS RESIDENCY National Concert Hall, Dublin (also Sunday 27)  There’s a Philip Glass marathon at the National Concert(...)

Jessye Norman: the American soprano has died aged 74. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

Jessye Norman, the soprano who brought a sumptuous, shimmering voice to a broad range of roles at opera houses around the world, died on Monday in New(...)

Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma received beautifully-judged support from the National Symphony Orchestra.

Composers can be very disparaging about each other’s work, and also about their own. Mozart wrote about one of his late pieces for a mechanical organ (...)

Kazuki Yamada. Photograph: Marco Borggreve

WEDNESDAY 29  Blackwater Valley Opera Festival Lismore and other centres in Co Waterford until June 3rd. blackwatervalleyoperafestival.com The (...)

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