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 Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli poses at the British embassy in Rome before receiving the medal of knighthood from the British ambassador to Italy in 2004. File photograph: Paolo Cocco/AFP/Getty Images

Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96. In a stat(...)

The Magic Flute is at the National Opera House in Wexford on Friday

Wednesday 15 Camerata Ireland/Barry Douglas NCH, Dublin 8pm €35/€30/€25/€19.50 nch.ie This National Concert Hall appearance by Camerata Ireland is v(...)

Aaron Monaghan as Martin in Enda Walsh and Donnacha Dennehy’s The Second Violinist. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

In 1997, conceptual artists Kolmar and Melamid teamed up with composer Dave Soldier to create The Most Unwanted Song. The piece was inspired by the re(...)

Senior management of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have begun exploratory merger talks

The senior management of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have begun exploratory merger talks on Sunday after the executive boards of Germany’s two large(...)

Vilde Frang. Photograph: Marco Borggreve

WEDNESDAY 20  Roll Over Beethoven NCH, Dublin 8pm €12-€39.50 nch.ie Chuck Berry selling Beethoven? That’s exactly what the RTÉ Concert Orchestra(...)

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(...)

Wexford Festival Opera: Leon Kim and Joo Won Kang in L’Oracolo. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

L’ORACOLO and MALA VITA ★★★☆☆ The opening double bill of the 67th Wexford Festival Opera offers classic Wexford fare. The first half of the all-veris(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary  at the airline’s agm on  September 20th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Within hours of warning shareholders this week that profits would fall below what they were expecting, Ryanair was advertising 25 per cent off flights(...)

Jimmy Vaughan has been gone a long time from his native Dublin. His name does crop up from time to time in recitals with singers, or on a competition (...)

The Return of Ulysses

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) was the first great opera composer. Opera Collective Ireland, whose productions give a platform to young, professional (...)

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