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#Opera

# opera - Saturday 25 May, 2019

This opera is bringing the stories behind Ireland's direct provision system to life

The opera is based on a book which tells the stories of migrant women living in direct provision in Ireland.

# opera - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Spanish opera star Montserrat Caballe who duetted with Freddie Mercury, dies aged 85 RIP

Spanish opera star Montserrat Caballe who duetted with Freddie Mercury, dies aged 85

In her almost unlimited repertoire, she starred in 90 opera roles with nearly 4,000 stage performances.

# opera - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Renowned US opera conductor facing allegations he sexually abused teenage boy

James Levine won 10 Grammy Awards over the course of his career.

# opera - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'It's alarming': Outrage over decision to remove housing units from Limerick development plans

One homeless charity said it is turning away adults on a nightly basis and accommodation in the city centre is badly needed.

# opera - Sunday 30 July, 2017

German opera confronts Wagner's antisemitism head-on

Angela Merkel attended the opening night of the Mastersingers of Nuremberg.

# opera - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Want your browser to continue where you left off? This is how

It’ll save you a bit of time trying to reopen those tabs again.

# opera - Monday 16 May, 2016

7 midweek events to check out this week

You don’t have to wait until the weekend to have some fun.

# opera - Thursday 21 April, 2016

This privacy feature may convince you to give Opera browser a go

A free VPN is bound to be popular with a few people.

# opera - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

# opera - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Looking for something different? This 15-mins of operatic agony might be it...

Its director Sophie Hunter, recently married to Benedict Cumberbatch, spoke to us about the production.

# opera - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Want to separate work and play on your browser? Set up different profiles

Handy if you want to keep certain information separate from each other.

# opera - Monday 16 March, 2015

From The42 I love to sing opera, jokes Wayne Rooney Experimentation

I love to sing opera, jokes Wayne Rooney

The 29-year-old claims he is the best singer in the Manchester United squad.

# opera - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

This is the mobile browser Apple should have made

Opera’s specialised browser for iPhone and iPad has been praised for its speed and design, and will receive a big update soon.

# opera - Sunday 1 March, 2015

This Italian opera has dark parallels to a time in Ireland's past

We speak to the director of this opera about what to expect.

# opera - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Thought opera was elitist? These shows could change your mind

Thought opera was elitist? These shows could change your mind

A series of pop-up operas in the capital are for everybody, the organisers say.

# opera - Friday 4 July, 2014

You never know what you'll hear on Dublin's streets today...

Pop-up opera is on its way to the city.

# opera - Monday 2 June, 2014

Column: Debauchery, drinking and chaos - The beginner's guide to opera

Once you go to the opera and you have experienced the emotional pull and physical reaction, you’re hooked.

# opera - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge British newspaper reviewers accused of 'fat-shaming' Irish singer Opera

British newspaper reviewers accused of 'fat-shaming' Irish singer

Tara Erraught is starring in Der Rosenkavalier in the UK.

# opera - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Looking for a sound investment? Adopt a soprano

If you’re not the committed type, you could just shift one for €100.

# opera - Monday 27 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Brokeback Mountain opera to open in Spain with 'discreet' love scenes Spain

Brokeback Mountain opera to open in Spain with 'discreet' love scenes

Obligatory “I wish I knew how to quit you” quote.

# opera - Friday 1 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge New musical tells life of Jesus through music of Britney Spears Spears

New musical tells life of Jesus through music of Britney Spears

“My loneliness is killing me,” it says. (Not a joke.)

# opera - Friday 28 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge Video: A night at the opera... with Gangnam Style Gangnam Style This post contains videos

Video: A night at the opera... with Gangnam Style

It’s the one you’ve been waiting for! An operatic version of the viral hit….

# opera - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Internationally renowned Wexford Festival Opera attracts 'heartening endorsement'

The 61st Wexford Festival Opera is close to selling out with more than a fortnight to go before opening.

# opera - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Missing: one parrot, loves opera-singing and answers to the name 'Captain' Sick As A... This post contains videos

Missing: one parrot, loves opera-singing and answers to the name 'Captain'

A heartbroken New Yorker has issued a reward for information about the bird.

# opera - Friday 16 July, 2010

FORMER US PRESIDENT Bill Clinton has made it to the stage… kind of.

Clinton is the inspiration behind a new opera written by Bonnie Montgomery, called Billy Blythe.

The title of the opera comes from Clinton’s birth name – William Jefferson Blythe III – and focuses on his colourful and sometimes turbulent childhood. Speaking to US News and World Report, Montgomery says the opera is “a snapshot of a day of his life in Hot Springs in the 1950s.”

She explains why Clinton was an ideal subject: “Clinton’s life is very operatic, over the top, the perfect operatic vision.”

Bill Clinton was born in 1946 in Arkansas. He never met his father, William Jefferson Blythe Jr, who died three months before his son was born.

When Billy (as he was then known) was four years old his mother, Virginia Dell Cassisdy, married Roger Clinton – a figure would loom large over Bill’s life.

In his autobiography, Bill Clinton described his step-father an alcoholic and gambler who was often physically abusive.

The climax of the production shows “a pivotal moment in Billy Blythe’s coming of age because he has to stand up to his step-father, Roger Clinton, in a life-changing domestic conflict.”

One word of warning: the production will only cover Clinton’s early life. So if you’re hoping for an operatic interpretation of certain Oval Office shenanigans, you’ll have to wait for the sequel.