Classical Notes: Children’s classic has a dark heart
The deceptively beguiling Hansel and Gretel is getting a revival from Irish National Opera for a nationwide tour this month and next
It may look like a hangover from the Christmas pantomime season, but Engelbert Humperdinck’s (no, not that one) masterpiece Hansel and Gretel – a fairytale opera once described as “emphatically not for children” has just come out of the blocks for a nationwide tour, beginning at the Abbey Theatre for five performances and then touring nine major provincial venues.
Irish National Opera describes it thus: “A compelling three-act production reimagined in...
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
Once Upon a Bridge: Compelling online production bridges the gap until theatre returns
Sonya Kelly imagines the lives of the three people involved in an incident when a jogger pushed a woman into oncoming traffic on a London bridge
Radio and theatre: Edna O’Brien sheds light on the ‘dangerous’ vocation of writing
The legendary Irish novelist celebrated her 90th birthday by delivering the annual TS Eliot lecture for the Abbey Theatre, online from the Irish embassy in London
Radio and theatre: Marty’s festive mix gets us in the yuletide mood
The Lyric FM morning stalwart didn’t disappoint at the onset of the Christmas season
Hugh Leonard and the art of leaving a lasting legacy
This Legacy Month, Danielle Byrne, daughter of one of Ireland’s most beloved playwrights, talks about how and why she set up the Hugh Leonard Fund