David Portillo, Michael Chioldi, Claudia Boyle & Soraya Mafi Lead Irish National Opera’s 2024-25 Season

The Irish National Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. The company will open with a double bill featuring “Mary Motorhead” and “Trade.” Naomi Louisa O’Connell, Oisin O’Dalaigh, and John Molloy star in the production. Elaine Kelly conducts and Tom Creed directs. Performance Date: August 8–Oct. 23, 2024 Paula Murrihy and David Portillo lead Berlioz’s “Béatrice and Bénédict,” alongside Anna Devin, {…}

Niamh O’Sullivan, Dean Power, Rory Dunne, & Kelli-Ann Masterson Star in Cork Opera House Production of ‘La tragédie de Carmen’

The Cork Opera House puts on Bizet’s “La tragédie de Carmen” on Feb. 14 for one night only. In the title role is mezzo-soprano Niamh O’Sullivan. She is joined by tenor Dean Power as Don José, bass-baritone Rory Dunne as Escamillo, and soprano Kelli-Ann Masterson as Micaëla. The performers will be accompanied on the evening by an ensemble of 15 {…}

Q & A: Niamh O’Sullivan On Her Role Debut As Charlotte In Irish National Opera’s Production Of ‘Werther’

Irish mezzo-soprano Niamh O’Sullivan is due to return to her home city of Cork in early May, where she will be performing Charlotte in Irish National Opera’s nationwide tour of Massenet’s “Werther.” Over the past few years, the young singer has witnessed her profile rise quickly on the European opera circuit, notching up regular performances in Munich and Zurich as {…}

Irish National Opera And RTÉ To Present Puccini’s Madama Butterfly Exclusively On RTÉ Player

Irish National Opera and RTÉ, in association with the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and in partnership with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, will launch a new RTÉ Player Exclusive: Irish National Opera’s production of Puccini’s tragic opera “Madama Butterfly.” Opera fans will be able to watch Ben Barnes’ thrilling production exclusively on RTÉ Player via their smartphones, tablets or TVs starting {…}