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Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House in Belfast has launched an £11 million plan to restore the Frank Matcham-designed venue in time for its 125th anniversary...

The plot begins in familiar territory. Out of the moonlight, a bright-faced boy in green flies through a bedroom window to the delight of...

The opera buffa Cosi Fan Tutte contains some of Mozart's most glorious arias and orchestrations, but Da Ponte’s libretto, whose title translates as “all women...

More than 100 arts organisations in Northern Ireland have had their budgets thrown into doubt after being given 50% of their annual funding at...

It takes a while to get going, thanks to a laborious rhyming prologue delivered front of stage by evergreen dame May McFettridge, this year doubling...

Until the inauguration of Northern Ireland Opera in 2010, the region had experienced a sometimes fraught, inconsistent relationship with opera. Under artistic director Oliver...

The story came to public notice in the early 19th century, courtesy of the Brothers Grimm. Then Disney transformed it into a cartoon, whose...

Iconoclastic director Calixto Bieito’s Carmen, recently revived by English National Opera, may be relatively tame by his usual provocative standards, but in his Turandot...

More than 30 of Northern Ireland’s leading arts organisations have been told to plan for additional spending cuts of up to 10% within the...
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