Dick O'Riordan

Dick O'Riordan

Galway has ‘romantic glow’ for a midwinter love-in

Galway has ‘romantic glow’ for a midwinter love-in

On January 19-21, Galway's Midwinter Festival takes on the fascinating subject of Composers in Love, with concerts reflecting the music created during periods of intense romantic passion in their lives

New opera group starts with a Big Bang

New opera group starts with a Big Bang

Irish National Opera is a name that appeared in 2009 and then vanished without a single productio...

Classical Notes: Music in Dublin before Handel

Classical Notes: Music in Dublin before Handel

Also: Tragic death of silver-maned Russian icon

Russian storm to hit NCH

Russian storm to hit NCH

Daniil Trifonov is among the most brilliant of new-generation performers, and one of the most talked-about stars of the genre

RIAM back in the frame at the National Gallery

RIAM back in the frame at the National Gallery

RIAM director Deborah Kelleher says: “It is delightful to collaborate once again with our neighbours."

Classical Notes: Battle of the magnificent seven

Classical Notes: Battle of the magnificent seven

There were no baddies in sombreros here, only heroes, as seven Leaving Certificate students battled it out to become the champion for 2017 in the Frank Maher Classical Music Awards

Classical Notes: DIT celebrates the past with a focus on the future

Classical Notes: DIT celebrates the past with a focus on the future

The Conservatory is preparing for the biggest leap of its life shortly

Classical notes: Russian quartet’s Dublin debut

Classical notes: Russian quartet’s Dublin debut

Soloist Barry Douglas has significant Russian pedigree

Margherita delivers the goods, but Medea loses the way

Margherita delivers the goods, but Medea loses the way

The decision to launch this year’s 66th Wexford Festival with Luigi Cherubini’s 1909 opera has generated great expectation.

A Violetta by any other name

A Violetta by any other name

Claudia Boyle’s stellar singing brought her the Maria Callas trophy in Verona in 2012

Joyce’s rare ould times get operatic

Joyce’s rare ould times get operatic

The curtain goes up on the 66th Wexford Festival Opera this coming Thursday

Classical review

Classical review

The Second Violinist, Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh at the O’Reilly Theatre, October 8

Classical notes: Wexford meets Margaretha

Classical notes: Wexford meets Margaretha

The Wexford Opera Festival, famed worldwide for unearthing long-lost and discarded jewels of the operatic kind, has almost hit the buffers with this year’s Margaretha

Make room for memorable music

Make room for memorable music

From now on, concerts at the Kevin Barry Room at the National Concert Hall require serious and specific attention

Britten opera’s true merit is revealed

Britten opera’s true merit is revealed

Benjamin Britten’s reputation was not gilded by his final chamber opera, Owen Wingrave, composed for BBC television in 1972