Kerry-born baritone Gavan Ring takes the title role in a much-anticipated production of ‘The Barber of Seville’, writes
Fri, 15 Apr, 2016
Fancy watching opera at one of Europe’s top venues this autumn? Cathy Desmond selects six of the best, from Barcelona to a floating stage on Lake Constance
Mon, 28 Jul, 2014
Irish soprano Tara Erraught was ‘mauled’ by British critics for her appearance. ‘Lookism’ disrespects us all, says Suzanne Harrington
Fri, 25 Jul, 2014
Soprano Kiri Te Kanawa has spoken out in support of Dundalk singer Tara Erraught after a series of reviews criticised her appearance.
Fri, 23 May, 2014
An Irishwoman - one of opera's rising stars - has found herself at the centre a debate on body image in the arts world after opera reviewers dismissed her latest performance based on her weight.
Thu, 22 May, 2014
Four new venues and a subtle change of name have allowed this classical festival to broaden its horizons, writes Nicki ffrench Davis
Wed, 13 Jun, 2012