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Koanga unchained: slavery, interracial love and jazz chords

Koanga unchained: slavery, interracial love and jazz chords

Frederick Delius’s rarely performed opera demolishes standard music history, and other composers owe it a debt that often goes unpaid. Take a look at today's piece (Tuesday 20 October, 2015) in The Irish Times by Jack Sullivan on Delius’s most provocative opera; a drama of interracial love,...

Behind the Curtain at Wexford Festival Opera

Behind the Curtain at Wexford Festival Opera

Preparations are in full swing for the 64th Wexford Festival at the National Opera House, Wexford. The Irish Times' Cyril Byrne takes a peek backstage during rehearsals for Guglielmo Ratcliff by Pietro Mascagni which opens as part of Wexford Festival Opera on the 22nd of October. 

See the behind...

British Baritone Quentin Hayes

British Baritone Quentin Hayes

Why are we doing this?             What is our mission?

To answer Colm Toibin’s rhetorical questions, we have firstly to lay waste several misconceptions. Opera is perceived by some as out of touch and not relevant to the modern world. Take the current migration and plight of refugees trying to...

Maggs Jacob New Opera Lover

Maggs Jacob New Opera Lover

“Lets go to the opera!” Said a friend….My answer….. “But,why??” I whinged back “It’s boring” How wrong could I have been! A gazillon times wrong!!

I was dragged to my first opera experience thinking, well, at least I get to wear a pretty dress, look the part and there will, no doubt, be a bar!...

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