Dick O'Riordan

Dick O'Riordan

Classical Notes: Look out, here comes Culture Night again

Classical Notes: Look out, here comes Culture Night again

Dick O'Riordan on the week in classical music

INO’s latest offering shines a cold light on plight of migrants

INO’s latest offering shines a cold light on plight of migrants

This Hostel Life takes the form of a walkabout experience with scenes being repeated continuously for audience consumption during a two-hour time span

Wang to put the Shine on NCH’s new season

Wang to put the Shine on NCH’s new season

The first day of September is traditionally the starting point for the new music season, and the ...

Closing in on the Witch of Youghal

Closing in on the Witch of Youghal

A new touring opera, titled Vagabones and composed by Raymond Deane, has focused on the trial of Florence Newton in 1661

INO’s young singers wow audience with attitude and ambition

INO’s young singers wow audience with attitude and ambition

There are lots of things in opera to get excited about, but seeing the emergence of singing talent is up there near the top

Classical Notes: A crash course on Asenath and her bleak Famine diary

Classical Notes: A crash course on Asenath and her bleak Famine diary

Dick O'Riordan on classical music

The dark gothic intrigue of Salieri and Mozart laid bare

The dark gothic intrigue of Salieri and Mozart laid bare

Amadeus will be screened with live orchestra and chorus for the first time in Ireland, at the National Concert Hall on Friday, August 30

Free to the world – 50 new Irish language art songs

Free to the world – 50 new Irish language art songs

The creation of 50 new art songs in the Irish language is to be welcomed, particularly with an in...

Tread softly, for it’s festival time in Sligo

Tread softly, for it’s festival time in Sligo

The programme includes the European premiere on July 27 of Sailing to Byzantium, a major staged work by the Turkish composer Onur Türkmen for the Irish Yurodny Ensemble

Hearts glow and spirits soar at Killruddery

Hearts glow and spirits soar at Killruddery

REVIEW Summer Festival of Opera Killruddery House, Bray, Co Wicklow Sunday, July 14 There is no s...

Kilkenny festival’s spirit of adventure

Kilkenny festival’s spirit of adventure

When the director of Kilkenny Arts Festival, Eugene Downes, announced his departure before last y...

PREVIEW: Brian Eno’s Moon landings at the NCH

PREVIEW: Brian Eno’s Moon landings at the NCH

The summer season is a time to lighten up a bit, take chances and generally try out new things. S...

New opera homes in on Kennedys’ hidden tragedy

New opera homes in on Kennedys’ hidden tragedy

Irish National Opera’s latest production, Least Like The Other: Searching for Rosemary Kennedy, opens the multifaceted Galway International Arts Festival on July 15

Killruddery’s window on emerging stars

Killruddery’s window on emerging stars

The Summer Festival of Opera at Killruddery House and Gardens in Co Wicklow is a delightful landm...

Sprinkling of Irish flavours livens up a diverse menu in Wexford

Sprinkling of Irish flavours livens up a diverse menu in Wexford

There’s a palpable change in the air at Wexford Festival Opera this year, for a variety of reas...