Veronica Dunne

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Veronica Dunne was a unique individual, a teacher and artist who could  ‘shape a rock into a diamond’. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Veronica Dunne Born: August 2nd, 1927 Died: April 5th, 2021 Veronica Dunne, the soprano and singing teacher who has died aged 93, was a key figure(...)

Veronica Dunne continued to teach at the Leinster School of Music and the Royal Irish Academy of Music and in 2014, aged 87, she was still teaching 39 hours a week. File photograph: The Irish Times

Renowned Irish opera singer Veronica Dunne has died aged 93. She was a constant and highly respected, figure in Irish opera for more than 60 years, fi(...)

 Artistic and executive director of Wigmore Hall John Gilhooly.  Photograph:  Amy T Zielinski/Redferns

 On the stage of Wigmore Hall, beneath its painted cupola depicting the Soul of Music, a piano tuner in a black apron was bent over the resident (...)

 Irish tenor John McCormack painted by Sir William Orpen in 1923. He cut his teeth at Feis Ceoil. Photograph: Christies/PA Wire

Coronavirus continues to ravage the cultural calendar for the next few months. Music for Galway has cancelled all of its April events. Both the Good F(...)

Jonathan Lemalu (Figaro) and Tara Erraught (Susanna) in the Irish National Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro.

This weekend, (Friday, January 31st to Sunday, February 2nd), Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught is curating a weekend of Celebrating the Voice at St P(...)

William Thomas: the first male singer to win first prize in the Veronica Dunne Singing Competition

There are things you think you simply couldn’t make up. And, no, I’m not thinking of Brexit. At the time of the publication of The Encyclopaedia of M(...)

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 (...)

Crash Ensemble celebrated its 20th birthday with 20 commissions which, through its CrashLands project, it brought to rural locations that it has identified as both ‘unusual’ and ‘iconic’

Just in case you missed it, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has weighed in on the controversy about cutbacks at RTÉ’s orchestras. He was put on the spot by a D(...)

Celine Byrne.

Maria Callas probably put it best: “You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a firework. The(...)

Veronica Dunne: Ireland’s most influential singing teacher. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Tuesday, August 1st RTÉ CO/Robert Houlihan NCH, Dublin, 1.05pm, €12, It’s all Russian fare as the RTÉ Concert Orchestra takes over the summe(...)

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