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Words across the water

Opining has always been Ireland’s national sport. Arriving, it hits you head on, mouthy and contentious.

Taxi Driver 1: “I tell yous, this city – bozzing, absolutely bozzing! 616 more words

Behind The Scenes

My Barber Will Save Me From The Robot Singularity

Nice to see the weather finally warming up.

Yeah. Predicting rain for Wednesday, but it looks like Winter is finally gone.

We’ll be complaining about the heat in another couple of months.

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Personal Development

Wide Open Opera presents The Barber of Seville

Wide Open Opera presents Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, starring Tara Erraught and Gavin Ring.

National Opera House, Wexford, 16 April 2016

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, 20 April 2016… 14 more words

The Looney (Tunes) World of Marriage of Figaro

Opera, like Shakespeare, often suffers from its own importance. Romeo and Juliet consists mostly of sex jokes, but you’d rarely notice from watching most live productions, which are too often the wrong kind of stiff. 1,039 more words


This September and October, the Wales Millennium Centre plays host to Don Giovanni and Figaro — two of the most recognisable characters in opera — as the Welsh National Opera launches into its autumn season of productions. 492 more words


Frustrating Barber

You can understand, in this climate, why Opera North thought that a revival of its 1986 Barber of Seville would be a good idea.  It’s a popular opera and they presumably hoped that a strong cast – a nice mixture of youth and experience – would somehow overcome the sort of production which is miles away from where they are artistically at the moment.  799 more words

Performances I've Seen