Dick O'Riordan

Dick O'Riordan

The native tongue follows the lieder

The native tongue follows the lieder

Classical Notes with Dick O'Riordan

Don Quichotte produces a thrilling spectacle in Wexford

Don Quichotte produces a thrilling spectacle in Wexford

Wexford Festival Opera opened its 68th season in sparkling form, and that’s not just for its tr...

Classical Notes

Classical Notes

Erraught’s fairytale rise stands her in good stead for Rossini role

Classical notes with Dick O'Riordan

Classical notes with Dick O'Riordan

Top young musicians setting the Freemasons’ hall alight

Classical notes

Classical notes

A mesmeric mélange of Mozart from the heart of London town

Classical notes: Massenet still has magical touch for Wexford

Classical notes: Massenet still has magical touch for Wexford

Magic to be found at the Wexford Festival Opera

Classical notes: Venerable Vivaldi makes his Irish opera debut after 300 years

Classical notes: Venerable Vivaldi makes his Irish opera debut after 300 years

Irish National Opera continues its relentless early season gallop with a performance of Antonio V...

PREVIEW : Kaleidoscope’s twist changes view of classical

PREVIEW : Kaleidoscope’s twist changes view of classical

The following glowingly descriptive paragraph is the story of the music group Kaleidoscope as rel...

Poignant conclusion to Cara’s glittering career

Poignant conclusion to Cara’s glittering career

Coloratura soprano Cara O’Sullivan's untimely departure from the stage she has graced for so long is simply heartbreaking.

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