Tom Creed

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Goderdzi Janelidze as Don Quichotte and Olafur Sigurdarson as Sancho in Don Quichotte by Massenet. Photograph: Clive Barda

Orpha Phelan’s Irish National Opera production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola left me with an odd question when I saw it last Saturday. What is a traditi(...)

Wexford Festival Opera: Dorilla in Tempe. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

DORILLA IN TEMPE O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House ★★★☆☆ Vivaldi as an opera composer is both new to Ireland and in the exceptional position of (...)

Griselda: Russell Harcourt as Roberto and Emma Morwood as Costanza in Irish National Opera’s production

GRISELDA Town Hall Theatre, Galway ★★★☆☆ The harrowing story of Griselda was alarmingly popular in 18th-century Italy, spawning more than 30 operas b(...)

English mezzo-soprano Katie Bray plays the title role in Griselda

SATURDAY 12  Griselda Town Hall Theatre, Galway, and on tour It never rains but it pours. Vivaldi has had a centuries-long wait for a performan(...)

Katie Bray is Griselda

FRIDAY 11 RTÉ NSO/Jaime Martín National Concert Hall, Dublin The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s new chief conductor, Jaime Martín, may not have (...)

The Bluffer’s Guide to Suburbia: a piece of sensory, stimulating theatre. Photograph: Colm Hogan

THE BLUFFER’S GUIDE TO SUBURBIA Cube, Project Arts Centre ★★★☆☆ There’s a point in the Bluffer’s Guide to Suburbia where the eponymous character, a (...)

The Hunger: Iarla Ó Lionáird and Katherine Manley in Donnacha Dennehy’s opera. Photograph: Jack Vartoogian

THE HUNGER Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★☆☆☆ It was the composer Donnacha Dennehy’s discovery of Annals of the Famine in Ireland, a first-hand report by th(...)

Sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird at  rehearsal: “I’m sort of the everyman.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird is digging a grave on a special earth-filled platform in Wesley House off Dublin’s Leeson Street. Standing near h(...)

Malcolm Proud will give an organ recital at St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, on Saturday, August 17th.

Saturday August 17  Kilkenny Arts Festival kilkennyarts.ie There are two appealing concerts in the closing days of Kilkenny Arts Festival. Satur(...)

Anne Enright and Lucy Vigne-Welsh in Top Girls by Caryl Churchill in 1985. Photograph: Alan Byrne

It’s fascinating how the same set of words can have so many different meanings. I’m sitting in on rehearsals for Rough Magic’s forthcoming production (...)

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