Classical Notes: INO turns Puccini’s tragic tale into a glowing victory

A full-blown concert of the legendary opera La Bohème for an online audience was more intimate and moving than many a live performance

28th March, 2021
Classical Notes: INO turns Puccini’s tragic tale into a glowing victory
Celine Byrne operating at the height of her powers in Irish National Opera’s production of La Bohème. Picture: Ros Kavanagh

Irish National Opera (INO) has been galloping ahead during the lockdowns in coming up with innovative ways to extricate itself – and the great talents it represents – from the numbing grip of the pandemic. Most of its methods so far have been of the virtual kind, but its full-blown concert performance of the bullet-proof tearjerker, La Bohème, at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre stepped its defiance up a notch and treated viewers to a night’s...

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