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Soprano Amy Ní Fhearraigh

Wednesday, September 25th Cara — A Celebration NCH, Dublin   It was a story you wouldn’t dare to make up. Mozart’s Così fan tutte is a tale of i(...)

Edna O’Brien:  has just published Girl, a book she set out to write four years ago,  when she was 84. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The artistic imagination does not abide by any set rules of age, either for beginning or finishing its work. The schedule can be a mystery and creati(...)

Conor Biggs (standing) and Michel Stas’s  huge Schubert song survey, Schubertreise will open the 54-concert series

Everyone loves them, those compositions where different composers are invited to write different parts of the one work, or write pieces on the same or(...)

Portrait of the singer and composer Michelle Pauline Viardot-García, (1821-1910). Found in the collection of the State Central Literary Museum, Moscow. Photograph  Fine Art Images/Getty

The theatre was full. The performance of Verdi’s Macbeth had reached the sleep-walking scene. Lady Macbeth’s maid-in-waiting has brought a doctor to h(...)

Soprano Majella Cullagh sings two arias for RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s latest lunchtime   concert on Tuesday

 Tuesday 6 RTÉ COConcert Orchestra/Conor Palliser NCH, Dublin Cork comes to Dublin for the RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s latest lunchtime (1.05pm) con(...)

Gavan Ring

Saturday 20  Fidelio Trio NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin The Fidelio Trio, with cellist, present a programme by members of the Irish Compo(...)

 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(...)

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