Dick O'Riordan

Dick O'Riordan

Wexford sets out its stall

Wexford sets out its stall

Wexford Festival Opera has released the full programme for its next festival and with it comes the news that this will be the second last year in command for artistic director David Agler

Opera: Thrilling Tosca with an Irish star

Opera: Thrilling Tosca with an Irish star

Puccini’s opera is now regarded as the most riveting and dramatic of his works

Musicians’ tribute to tragic violist Lynch

Musicians’ tribute to tragic violist Lynch

Dublin piano contest returns with an invasion of talent

Dublin piano contest returns with an invasion of talent

The Dublin International Piano Competition (May 18-29), founded in 1988, has been a flagship for our musical ambition on the international scene and now ranks among the most important piano competitions in the world

Gheorghiu named as ‘the most exciting’

Gheorghiu named as ‘the most exciting’

“The most amazing, the most flamboyant and exciting.” That is how soprano Angela Gheorghiu wa...

Dublin’s new music festival urges a brave leap of faith

Dublin’s new music festival urges a brave leap of faith

The four-day contemporary music festival was initiated in 2013

From Russia with love

From Russia with love

When it comes to delivering international artists of superb quality to provincial towns and villa...

They’re Moore’s melodies, but not as we know them

They’re Moore’s melodies, but not as we know them

The NCH concert on February 21 is titled Moore’s Melodies Re-Awakened and is curated by leading baritone Simon Morgan

Czechs mark centenary with big weekend

Czechs mark centenary with big weekend

The world-renowned Czech Philharmonic Orchestra will take up residence at the NCH next weekend for three concerts

PREVIEW: Youthful talents ring in Chinese New Year

PREVIEW: Youthful talents ring in Chinese New Year

Concerts by three outstanding young classical musicians, aged 11 to 18, are at the heart of a pac...

Chamber orchestra takes high-wire act to church

Chamber orchestra takes high-wire act to church

The Irish Chamber Orchestra is not afraid either to drift outside its comfort zone in terms of music or venue when opportunities arise

Magdalena Kožená swings into Dublin with a French collection

Magdalena Kožená swings into Dublin with a French collection

The Czech mezzo-soprano has swerved startlingly off the operatic path and is dabbling in jazzy classics

The musical spirit of Estonia

The musical spirit of Estonia

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir will be visiting the National Concert Hall on Wednesday, January 31

Love theme is Galway festival’s lure

Love theme is Galway festival’s lure

Next weekend’s Galway Midwinter Festival provides a wonderful opportunity not just for local mu...

Irish National Opera is ready for its close-up

Irish National Opera is ready for its close-up

The Big Bang Concert showcased the glowing talents that Ireland is now producing