Classical Notes: An Out of the Ordinary performance brings its reward for Irish opera

Irish National Opera has won the €50,000 Fedora Digital Prize for its virtual reality community opera

Rachel Goode in Irish National Opera’s A Thing I Cannot Name which will be streamed online next month

Opera lovers who watched the final of the Cardiff Singer of the World last weekend must have had deep-rooted yearnings for a look at the real thing once again. And who can blame them as they have been deprived of the genre’s lifeblood, the emergence of sensational new voices on the world stage?

Since its founding four years ago, Irish National Opera has breathed new life into opera in this country. Its successes have not ...