Classical Notes: Stakes are raised as RIAM takes bloodthirsty route

The latest production is an ambitious drive to become an influential and visible force

Vampirella, a new chamber opera by Siobhán Cleary, will be performed at Smock Alley

Ireland has a proud historical track record when it comes to vampires, and that is about to be supplemented by a new chamber opera from composer Siobhán Cleary.

A shining light in the contemporary music field, Cleary has chosen the twilight world of the living dead as the subject for Vampirella, a work created specifically for the talented young singers and musicians of the Royal Irish Academy of Music which will have its ...