Classical Notes

Dick O’Riordan: Glittering Gheorghiu set to sweep all before her at the NCH

The Romanian diva will be the star attraction at the National Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming autumn season

Angela Gheorghiu, a diva in the compelling tradition of Maria Callas, will perform at the National Concert Hall in October as part of its autumn season. Picture: Cosmin Gogu

Forgive me for misquoting Sean O’Casey again by shunting together two of his best-known witticisms. We may be in a state of chassis, but we can still be looking at the stars – courtesy of our National Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of chief conductor Jaime Martín.

One of the operatic firmament’s biggest names is scheduled to appear at the National Concert Hall on October 14 as part of its autumn season: the Romanian-born Angela ...