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Singer Celine Byrne and pianist Rosetta Cucchi at the National Opera House in Wexford

The Festival in the Air ran from October 11th-18th. The original Shakespeare-themed programme has been postponed to next year, and the Festival in the(...)

 The members of the inaugural Wexford Factory, pictured in the National Opera House. The inaugural Wexford Factory, a professional development academy for young Irish/Irish-based singers began this week. Photograph: Mark Stedman

The Wexford Factory, Wexford Festival Opera’s academy that offers professional and financial support to singers in the early stages of their careers, (...)

A view of a statueless plinth at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Nineteenth century documentation proves conclusively that the statues taken down by the Shelbourne Hotel do not depict slave girls, an art historian h(...)

A plinth outside the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, after a statue had been removed in recent days. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Statues of Nubian princesses and their slave girls which have been removed from outside the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin were erected at a time when Egy(...)

Wexford Festival Opera is going ahead this year, just not as you knew it before. The Shakespeare-themed programme announced by incoming artistic direc(...)

A woman sings from her balcony in Rome. Photograph: Reuters

In the minutes before six o’clock, Jessica Phelan climbed the stairs to the roof of her building to look out over her Rome neighbourhood. All day on s(...)

Irish soprano Máire Flavin will be performing at the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s New Year’s Day gala

Wednesday, January 1st RTÉ NSO New Year’s Day Gala National Concert Hall, Dublin The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra's New Year’s Day Gala brings to(...)

Sheldon Baxter, Manuel Amati, Máire Flavin and Emmanuel Franco in Rosetta Cucchi’s 2019 world premiere production of ‘La cucina’ by Andrew Synnott, at Wexford Opera Festival. Photograph: Clive Barda

Wexford Festival Opera’s new artistic director, Rosetta Cucchi, took to the stage herself at the Jerome Hynes Theatre one morning during the festival.(...)

Rosetta Cucchi has been announced as the new Artistic Director of the Wexford Festival Opera. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

David Agler’s 15-year reign as artistic director of Wexford Festival Opera comes to an end this year. His length of tenure puts him on a par with the (...)

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(...)

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