Maire Flavin

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Conall Morrison’s new work is Woyzeck in Winter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Galway International Arts Festival has announced its full programme for 2017, which also marks the festival’s 40th birthday. Already announced is(...)

David Kempster as Don Giovanni in   in a new translation of  Mozart’s opera  by Roddy Doyle and the Opera Theatre Company, as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2016

Don Giovanni ★★★★ Gaiety Theatre Roddy Doyle’s new translation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni for Opera Theatre Company, his first full foray into the wo(...)

The Vanbrugh Quartet: made a strong impression with Frederick May’s Quartet as part of the “Composing the Island” festival

The most important fact about Composing the Island is that it is happening at all. It’s a 28-concert celebration of the last 100 years of Irish music,(...)

 Ermonela Jaho: the Albanian soprano, who first appeared in Wexford in 2000, was the Readers’ Award Winner at the International Opera Awards. Photograph: Marc Ross/AFP/Getty Images

The 2016 International Opera Awards were announced in London on Sunday. Irish contenders were few in number: Wexford Festival Opera was shortlisted i(...)

Máire Flavin plays Mimi (above) in Opera Theatre Company’s La bohème.  This new production of La bohème is directed by Ben Barnes, one of the Opera Theatre Company co-founders, whose previous work with the company  includes that magnificently theatrical production of Orfeo in 2012 which balanced lyricism with menace and inspired choreography. Photograph: Opera Theatre Company

Opera Theatre Company, currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, is beginning another national tour tomorrow evening. This time with a difference,(...)

Igor Stravinsky at Dublin Airport in 1963. Photograph: Tommy Collins

‘Why the sudden attention on Stravinsky?” someone asked me at RTÉ’s Stravinsky in Focus event at the National Concert Hall last weekend. Because he’s(...)

Patricia Bardon: “I love all music. I like jazz in the background when I’m making dinner, or whatever. I love Nina Simone. I love Adele and Amy Winehouse.” Photograph: Frances Marshall

In the world of classical music, the performance of a Mahler symphony is like . . . well, imagine a live gig that has Bruce Springsteen, Prince and(...)

Agrippina: director Oliver Mears plays it as a contemporary soap opera

Agrippina Lime Tree, Limerick *****   Agrippina is widely regarded as Handel’s first great opera. He wrote it to a libretto b(...)

Rachel Kelly, Padraic Rowan and Máire Flavin. Photograph: Sara Freund

It’s not every day that you hear parallels drawn between the Netflix series House of Cards and a Handel opera from 1709, but Máire Flavin is quite (...)

Tara Erraught: the Irish mezzo soprano of the moment gives recitals at Wexford Festival Opera, the NCH and in Galway. Photograph: Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images

The new concert season kicks off in earnest on Friday, with one of the most explosive works ever written. Stravinsky’s still awe-inspiring Rite of (...)

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