Monday September 21, 2020

Classical Notes: Great Britten, times two

Both the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the DIT Conservatory of Music perform Britten operas in different venues on the same three nights, writes Dick O'Riordan.

13th January, 2013
Richard Shaffrey in Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring at the Project.

Quite unusually, opera is out of the traps fast for the new year. Normally it hangs around for a while, taking a couple of months to get its acts together, but few are likely to quibble about its unexpected early arrival.

**Opera Theatre Company**, in fact, used Christmas as a rest period before continuing its extensive, 17-venue nationwide tour of Cosi Fan Tutte, which had its Dublin premiere way back in November. It also kick-starts...

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