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Mihhail Gerts © Kaupo Kikkas
Dublin

Riveting Rite of Spring from Mihhail Gerts and RTÉ NSO in Dublin

By , 13 September 2019
****1
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Brice Toul
Dublin

A soulful Dvořák concerto from French cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière and the National Symphony Orchestra

By , 24 May 2019
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Anna Devin (Pamina) with Nicholas O'Neill, Sean Hughes and Oran Murphy (Three Boys) © Pat Redmond
Dublin

An enjoyable Magic Flute from Irish National Opera

By , 21 May 2019
****1
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Michele Mariotti © Victor Santiago
Dublin

Paradise in music: a glorious Verdi Requiem under Michele Mariotti in Dublin

By , 17 May 2019
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Leonard Slatkin © Cybelle Codish
Dublin

Leonard Slatkin and the RTÉ NSO give an exciting performance in Dublin

By , 10 May 2019
****1
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Celine Byrne © IMG Artists
Dublin

Thrilling concert performance of Korngold's Die tote Stadt in Dublin

By , 12 April 2019
****1
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Thomas Kemp © Rita Flanagan
Dublin

Impressive Finlandia and rarely heard Tchaikovsky Seventh from RTÉ NSO

By , 05 April 2019
***11
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Maxim Vengerov and Patrick Rafter with the RTÉ NSO © Frances Marshall | Marshall Light Studio
Dublin

An impressive display from Vengerov as violinist and conductor in Dublin

By , 29 March 2019
****1
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Celine Byrne (Cio-Cio-San) © Patrick Redmond
Dublin

Superlative Celine Byrne makes INO's Butterfly a memorable experience

By , 24 March 2019
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Kari Kriikku © Marco Borggreve
Dublin

“Unicorn” clarinet spreads Saariaho's enchantment in Dublin

By , 08 March 2019
****1
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Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
Dublin

Violinist Frang and conductor Măcelaru impress equally in an all Russian programme

By , 22 February 2019
****1
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Sir Bryn Terfel © Mitch Jenkins | DG
Dublin

Sir Bryn Terfel entertains and charms in Dublin

By , 15 February 2019
****1
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David Brophy © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Dublin

Irish composers shine in Dublin concert series

By , 01 February 2019
***11
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RTÉ Philharmonic Choir © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Dublin

Pleasing rendition of Great Opera Choruses by RTE Philharmonic Choir

By , 25 January 2019
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Christian Ihle Hadland © Nikolaj Lund
Dublin

Beethoven to remember from Christian Ihle Hadland and the RTÉ NSO

By , 11 January 2019
****1
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Hugh Tinney © Colm Hogan at Castletown House
Dublin

Thoughtful "Emperor" from Tinney and lively Symphony no.7 from Alber in Beethoven concert

By , 30 November 2018
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Imelda Drumm (Amneris), Manfred Hemm (Ramfis), Graeme Danby (King) and Gwyn Hughes Jones (Radamès) © Pat Redmond
Dublin

In Dublin, an Aida that successfully strips away the Egyptian iconography

By , 24 November 2018
*****
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Ray Chen © John Mac
Dublin

Memorable and exhilarating Tchaikovsky from Ray Chen with Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 23 November 2018
*****
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Ailish Tynan © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra & Philharmonic Choir
Dublin

Britten's War Requiem receives a searing performance in Dublin

By , 09 November 2018
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Stanislav Kochanovsky © Marco Borggreve
Dublin

Stanislav Kochanovsky delivers a powerful Shostakovich 7 in Dublin

By , 26 October 2018
****1
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Joshua Bloom (Bluebeard) and Paula Murrihy (Judith) © Pat Redmond
Dublin

Closed doors, but a musically stunning Bluebeard's Castle in Dublin

By , 12 October 2018
****1
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José Serebrier © Clive Barda
Dublin

Earthbound Planets but Serebrier première soars in Dublin

By , 28 September 2018
***11
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

Dark, passionate Dvořák 7 for Culture Night from Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 21 September 2018
***11
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Robert Trevino © Lisa Hancock
Dublin

Trevino leads powerful Mahler Second in Dublin

By , 14 September 2018
****1
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Claudia Boyle (Olympia) © Pat Redmond
Dublin

Scene-stealing villains in Irish National Opera's futuristic Hoffmann

By , 14 September 2018
***11
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

An uplifting Beethoven Ninth from an orchestra in peril

By , 25 May 2018
****1
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Nathalia Milstein © Frederic Labrouche
Dublin

Milstein delivers an elegant Mozart K488 while Storgårds and RTÉ NSO produce a thrilling rendition of Mahler 6

By , 18 May 2018
***11
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Kirill Karabits © Denis Manokha
Dublin

Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra deliver a bittersweet Walton Symphony no. 1

By , 10 May 2018
***11
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Thomas Trotter © Patrick Garvey
Dublin

Sounds of silence: Gerald Barry's Organ Concerto gets Dublin première

By , 04 May 2018
***11
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Storm Large © Laura Domela
Dublin

Storm Large and RTÉ NSO bring Weill's Seven Deadly Sins up to date

By , 27 April 2018
****1
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

Scintillating Rachmaninov by Gryaznov and riveting Brahms from Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 20 April 2018
*****
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Jonathan Lemalu (Figaro) and Tara Erraught (Susanna) © Pat Redmond
Dublin

Fun and frolics at Irish National Opera's Figaro

By , 17 April 2018
****1
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Javier Perianes © Josep Molina
Dublin

Martín conducting RTÉ NSO delivers an enjoyable programme of Nielsen, Ravel and Sibelius

By , 09 March 2018
***11
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Mary Plazas (The Duchess) and Adrian Dwyer (Waiter) © Pat Redmond
Dublin

Powder Her Face revival is gloriously kinky in Dublin

By , 06 March 2018
*****
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

An exhilarating concert of Lalo, Elgar and Beethoven

By , 23 February 2018
*****
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Duncan Ward © Alan Kerr
Dublin

Bright and witty Poulenc contrasts with menacing Prokofiev in Dublin

By , 09 February 2018
***11
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Daniele Rustioni © Davide Cerati
Dublin

Highly demonstrative Rustioni delivers riveting Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich in Dublin

By , 26 January 2018
****1
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Stanislav Kochanovsky © Askonas Holt
Dublin

Trippy dreams: Kochanovsky and RTÉ NSO deliver a searing Symphonie fantastique

By , 12 January 2018
***11
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Orla Boylan, Fergus Sheil, Anna Devin and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra © Ste Murray
Dublin

The Big Bang: a starry launch for Irish National Opera

By , 09 January 2018
*****
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

Spectacular Strauss from Nathalie Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 01 December 2017
*****
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Dublin

Znaider's triumph in Dublin: magnificent Beethoven and powerful Shostakovich

By , 24 November 2017
****1
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Jorge Federico Osorio © Todd Rosenberg
Dublin

Mexicans Prieto and Osorio impress with de Falla, Ravel and Nielsen in Dublin

By , 10 November 2017
***11
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The Borodin String Quartet © Andy Staples
Dublin

Barry Douglas and the Borodin Quartet deliver searing Brahms in Dublin

By , 08 November 2017
***11
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Eldbjørg Hemsing © Alikhan Photography | Nikolaj Lund
Dublin

A compelling Eroica and ruminative Dvořák in Dublin

By , 03 November 2017
***11
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Gavan Ring and Fergus Sheil © Ros Kavanagh
Dublin

Intriguing Irish opera Eithne makes a comeback after a century

By , 14 October 2017
****1
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Boris Giltburg © Jean-Marc Gourdon
Dublin

Giltburg delivers thoughtful Tchaikovsky in Dublin

By , 13 October 2017
***11
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

Nathalie Stutzmann's triumphant debut as principal guest conductor of the NSO

By , 29 September 2017
****1
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Mark Le Brocq © Hazard Chase
Dublin

A deeply moving Dream of Gerontius: Markson plumbs the depths with soloists and NSO

By , 19 May 2017
****1
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Simone Lamsma © Otto Van Den Toorn
Dublin

Lamsma dishes up a mesmerizing Shostakovich Violin concerto no.1

By , 12 May 2017
****1
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Leticia Moreno © Omar Ayyashi
Dublin

A sizzling hot Spanish offering: Moreno and Pons deliver exciting interpretations of Iberian music

By , 05 May 2017
****1
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