Classical Notes: INO hits the stage again with its powerful Kennedy opera

The tragic life of Rosemary Kennedy, sister of JFK, is the subject of Irish National Opera’s latest production – with not one but two young Irish sopranos in the lead role

5th September, 2021
Classical Notes: INO hits the stage again with its powerful Kennedy opera
Naomi Louisa O'Connell in the Irish National Opera’s production of Least Like The Other

From where I am sitting, I can see Taoiseach Micheál Martin on television, outlining the government’s plan for what has come to be known as “the opening-up of society”. I couldn’t be certain, but I think I saw him fighting to suppress a smile.

Virtual virtuosity via computer screens has served us well during the pandemic, but there is nothing to match the sound of an orchestral...

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