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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 (...)

Gráinne  Gillis: ‘After a period of being bullied for two years in secondary school in Cork, and standing up to my tormentors, I have a low tolerance for bullies.’

Every new story brought tears to my eyes. This was a few weekends ago, when the news of family separation in America was at its zenith. Those cries. (...)

Fiachra Garvey rehearsing at home in Ballyknockan, Co Wicklow with his sheep dog Luas. He set up the West Wicklow Festival. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sunday, May 13 Benjamin Appl  NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin 3pm 15 nch.ie On the evidence of the number of concerts he has been giving he(...)

Irish-American mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato: described in the Guardian as “the most critically acclaimed and popular mezzo soprano of our day”

Have you been following Joyce Flaherty lately? I have. The New York Times carried an interview with her earlier this month, under the title “Opera’s M(...)

Gavan Ring, Jennifer Davis, Fergus Sheil, performing with the RTÉNSO.  Photograph: Ste Murray

The new Irish National Opera company presented itself to the world last week. In its first year the company will present seven productions with a tota(...)

Maria McGrann, soprano, with pianist Aoife O’Sullivan, at the Opera Marathon in City Hall Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“If opera was a cake, for the middle there’d be some jam or something so there was always a part on the inside that gets you.” Children giving their v(...)

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