Dick O'Riordan

Dick O'Riordan

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...

ICO at 50 honours the past and plans the future

ICO at 50 honours the past and plans the future

The Irish Chamber Orchestra has honed its personality and created its own cultural identity under a series of world-class artistic directors and leaders

Ina Boyle: Songs from the Great Sugarloaf

Ina Boyle: Songs from the Great Sugarloaf

The songs of Ina Boyle, probably Ireland’s most outstanding female composer of the early 20th c...

NCH flagship sails into a new era

NCH flagship sails into a new era

The National Concert Hall, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Irish National Opera have all set out their stalls for the 2019-2020 season

Chamber music on the wild side

Chamber music on the wild side

‘Chamber music festivals are treasured by music lovers and seen as an essential requirement for...