It’s the best of good Gluck for Galway arts festival
The name of Christoph Willibald Gluck does not exactly trip off the tongue when opera revolutionaries are discussed. Not like, say Monteverdi or Wagner, but the German-born composer with the off-putting moniker made the move that changed opera forever – and even laid the foundation for the stage musicals we know today.
How he succeeded was to abandon the static opera seria style of Handel and co and replace them with operas in which music...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month
*New subscribers only
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Unlimited Access for 2 Years
Get a Business Account for you and your team
Appetite for Distraction: our pick of home entertainment
Your weekly guide to the best new TV series, podcasts and console games
TV review: Burglar’s stylish tale will steal your heart
Lupin requires a generous suspension of disbelief, but is well worth your while if you enter into its spirited originality
Radio review: Questioning Official Ireland’s take on a dark past
The Mother and Baby Homes Report came in for considerable criticism on the airwaves last week
TV review: A Regency romp with pomp but little else
Bridgerton is all froth and brash eye candy with little or no subtlety – and certainly not the lockdown antidote some suggest it is