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Performer: Irish National Opera

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DublinHansel and Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Richard Peirson; Muireann Ahern; Irish National Opera; Jamie Vartan; Raphaela Mangan; Amy Ní Fhearraigh

NavanHansel and Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Richard Peirson; Muireann Ahern; Irish National Opera; Jamie Vartan; Raphaela Mangan; Amy Ní Fhearraigh

KilkennyHansel and Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Richard Peirson; Muireann Ahern; Irish National Opera; Jamie Vartan; Raphaela Mangan; Amy Ní Fhearraigh

WexfordHansel and Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Richard Peirson; Muireann Ahern; Irish National Opera; Jamie Vartan; Raphaela Mangan; Amy Ní Fhearraigh

CorkHansel and Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Richard Peirson; Muireann Ahern; Irish National Opera; Jamie Vartan; Raphaela Mangan; Amy Ní Fhearraigh
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An entertaining Cenerentola from Irish National Opera

Andrew Owens (Prince Ramiro) and Tara Erraught (Cinderella) © Patrick Redmond
Excellent soloists, inventive sets and fine direction from Sheil and Phelan makes for an entertaining Cenerentola at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin. 
***11
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An enjoyable Magic Flute from Irish National Opera

Anna Devin (Pamina) with Nicholas O'Neill, Sean Hughes and Oran Murphy (Three Boys) © Pat Redmond
A thoroughly satisfying, entertaining production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte from Irish National Opera. Anna Devin delivers a delightful Pamina and Nick Pritchard a convincing Tamino. 
****1
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Celine Byrne makes INO's Butterfly a memorable experience

Celine Byrne (Cio-Cio-San) © Patrick Redmond
Byrne is stunning in the title role while a strong cast of singers, orchestra, classic sets and dramatic acting make this a thoroughly enjoyable performance. 
*****
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An Aida that strips away the Egyptian iconography

Imelda Drumm (Amneris), Manfred Hemm (Ramfis), Graeme Danby (King) and Gwyn Hughes Jones (Radamès) © Pat Redmond
Michael Barker-Caven sets Aida in a 21st-century war zone in the Middle-East, allowing the audience to focus on the human drama.
*****
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Closed doors, but a musically stunning Bluebeard's Castle

Joshua Bloom (Bluebeard) and Paula Murrihy (Judith) © Pat Redmond
Joshua Bloom and Paula Murrihy excel in Irish National Opera's staging of Bartók's opera, although director Enda Walsh takes too many liberties with the libretto. 
****1
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