Review: New opera body is on song with fantastic ‘Figaro’

Conductor Peter Whelan's command is perfectly pitched, with the orchestra's comic timing occasionally uncannily well-judged, getting laughs all on its own.
April 24, 2018/by Alfonso

Review: Irish National Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro

He was abetted by conductor Peter Whelan, who coaxed fleet playing from the Irish Chamber Orchestra so that the action rarely dragged.
April 22, 2018/by Alfonso

The Marriage of Figaro review: Fun and frolics at Irish National Opera’s Figaro

" Conductor Peter Whelan and the Irish Chamber Orchestra gave…
April 18, 2018/by Alfonso

The Marriage of Figaro review: setting high standards for Irish opera

" Under his guidance the Irish Chamber Orchestra in the pit…
April 16, 2018/by Alfonso

Sour Grapes? Signor Ochelli and Figaro’s Irish Connections

Conductor Peter Whelan delves into the history books, revealing…
April 10, 2018/by Alfonso

Irish Times – Peter Whelan a Man of Many Parts

The last time I interviewed Peter Whelan, in 2011, I carried…
January 29, 2018/by Alfonso

Rediscovering Irish State Musick

Rediscovering Irish State Musick was part of the 'Making…
April 9, 2017/by Alfonso

Cousser – The applause of Mount Parnassus

April 9, 2016/by Alfonso

Irish Times Review of The Proud Bassoon

It was Johann Mattheson who referred to “the proud bassoon” as long ago as 1713. The baroque bassoon is a kind of dancing bear, one gifted with the stamina and skill to achieve Riverdance-like energy levels, but also with a penchant for melancholy and mournfulness.
August 10, 2015/by Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan Interview with GoldenPlec

One of the most engaging of the current generation of Irish early-music…
July 15, 2015/by Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan Interview with Kate Molleson (The Herald, 2014)

The Proud Bassoon. That’s the name of a new album of baroque…
July 15, 2015/by Peter Whelan
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