Monday August 3, 2020

Opera Ireland’s tragic final act

The demise of Opera Ireland was bad enough, but how can the Arts Council bring opera back to Dublin fans following the collapse of the process to create a new national company to replace it?

11th June, 2011

The collapse of the government process to establish Irish National Opera (INO) has sent shock waves through the entire opera business in Ireland, and threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of professional singers and musicians.

The situation was described as ‘‘an immense public policy screw up’’ By a senior figure, who preferred not to be identified because ‘‘the future of opera in Ireland is now so precariously balanced that anything said could make matters worse....

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