Become a Friend

Our Friends’ membership programme offers a unique opportunity to become an integral part of Wexford Festival Opera. Support us and enjoy exclusive benefits.

Bravura - €2000

Bravura - €2000

Provide funding support for one mainstage production each year, helping to maintain the highest possible standards. Bravura Friends have the opportunity to attend a private lunch with members of the cast and creative team of the relevant opera.

  • Supporting - Mainstage Opera Performance
  • Mainstage Opera Performance Priority Booking – Personalised Assistance
  • Priority Seating - Yes
  • Complimentary Tickets to Friends’ Events - 12 Tickets
  • Access to Tickets for each performance - 14 Tickets
  • Recognition: Festival Programme Book & Website - Single/Joint
  • Interval Receptions and Access - Foundation Room & Founders' Room
  • Access to European Opera Tour - Yes
  • Friends’ Recitals & In Conversation Events - Yes
  • Programme Book, Newsletter, CD, and Lapel Pin - Yes
  • Eligible for Tax Refunds (Irish residents) - Yes
  • Opportunities to meet artists at cast parties/dinners - Yes
Cabaletta - €1000

Cabaletta - €1000

A new level providing support to a ShortWork performance which will be named to celebrate the commitment of this special group. Cabaletta Friends also enjoy access to the highest level of priority booking.

  • Supporting - ShortWork Performance
  • Mainstage Opera Performance Priority Booking – In advance of general access (3 weeks)
  • Priority Seating - Yes
  • Complimentary Tickets to Friends’ Events - 10 Tickets
  • Access to Tickets for each performance - 12 Tickets
  • Recognition: Festival Programme Book & Website - Single/Joint
  • Interval Receptions and Access - Foundation Room & Founders' Room
  • Access to European Opera Tour - Yes
  • Friends’ Recitals & In Conversation Events - Yes
  • Programme Book, Newsletter, CD, and Lapel Pin - Yes
  • Eligible for Tax Refunds (Irish residents) - Yes
  • Opportunities to meet artists at cast parties/dinners - Yes
  • €1000
Aria - €500

Aria - €500

Friends provide wonderful opportunities for a range of promising young artists selected from members of the chorus and/or principal singers. The support provided ensures the continued development of both Irish and international singing talent.

  • Supporting - Young Artist Bursary
  • Mainstage Opera Performance Priority Booking – In advance of general access (3 weeks)
  • Priority Seating - Yes
  • Complimentary Tickets to Friends’ Events - 8 Tickets
  • Access to Tickets for each performance - 10 Tickets
  • Recognition: Festival Programme Book & Website - Single/Joint
  • Interval Receptions and Access - Foundation Room 
  • Access to European Opera Tour - Yes
  • Friends’ Recitals & In Conversation Events - Yes
  • Programme Book, Newsletter, CD, and Lapel Pin - Yes
  • Eligible for Tax Refunds (Irish residents) - Yes
  • Opportunities to meet artists at cast parties/dinners - No
  • €500
Ensemble Plus - €300

Ensemble Plus - €300

Ensemble + provides additional benefits for those seeking the best seating and priority upgrade privileges for the 2017 season. Contributions at this level – and above – may attract a potential tax rebate up to 45%, making your gift to Wexford Opera more impactful.

  • Supporting - Creative Team
  • Mainstage Opera Performance Priority Booking – In advance of general access (3 weeks)
  • Priority Seating - Yes
  • Complimentary Tickets to Friends’ Events - 6 Tickets
  • Access to Tickets for each performance - 8 Tickets
  • Recognition: Festival Programme Book & Website - Single/Joint
  • Interval Receptions and Access - Foundation Room
  • Access to European Opera Tour - Yes
  • Friends’ Recitals & In Conversation Events - Yes
  • Programme Book, Newsletter, CD, and Lapel Pin - Yes
  • Eligible for Tax Refunds (Irish residents) - Yes
  • Opportunities to meet artists at cast parties/dinners - No
  • €300
Ensemble - €185

Ensemble - €185

Supporters are at the heart of the Festival, bringing the warmth and camaraderie that provides the ‘Wexford Experience’ like no other Festival. Ensemble Friends’ contribute directly to the wonderful Festival Orchestra.

  • Supporting - Opera Orchestra
  • Mainstage Opera Performance Priority Booking – In advance of general access (2 weeks)
  • Priority Seating - No
  • Complimentary Tickets to Friends’ Events - 4 Tickets
  • Access to Tickets for each performance - 6 Tickets
  • Recognition: Festival Programme Book & Website - Single/Joint
  • Interval Receptions and Access - Foundation Room
  • Access to European Opera Tour - Yes
  • Friends’ Recitals & In Conversation Events - Yes
  • Programme Book, Newsletter, CD, and Lapel Pin - Yes
  • Eligible for Tax Refunds (Irish residents) - No
  • Opportunities to meet artists at cast parties/dinners - No
  • €185
     
Chorus - €125

Chorus - €125

A new associate level for 2017 – is a great way to support the Festival Chorus and enjoy many of the benefits of full membership throughout the year at an affordable price.

  • Supporting - Chorus
  • Mainstage Opera Performance Priority Booking – No
  • Priority Seating - No
  • Complimentary Tickets to Friends’ Events - 2 Tickets
  • Access to Tickets for each performance - 4 Tickets
  • Recognition: Festival Programme Book & Website - Single
  • Interval Receptions and Access - Festival Room
  • Access to European Opera Tour - Yes
  • Friends’ Recitals & In Conversation Events - Yes
  • Programme Book, Newsletter, CD, and Lapel Pin - No
  • Eligible for Tax Refunds (Irish residents) - No
  • Opportunities to meet artists at cast parties/dinners - No
  • €125
Prelude (under 35) - €80

Prelude (under 35) - €80

Offered to younger music enthusiasts who enjoy different musical experiences and who are developing a love for opera.

  • Supporting - Promotional Level for Under 35's
  • Mainstage Opera Performance Priority Booking – In advance of general access (0 weeks)
  • Priority Seating - No
  • Complimentary Tickets to Friends’ Events - Discounted
  • Access to Tickets for each performance - Discounted
  • Recognition: Festival Programme Book & Website - Single
  • Interval Receptions and Access - Foundation Room
  • Access to European Opera Tour - Yes
  • Friends’ Recitals & In Conversation Events - Yes
  • Programme Book, Newsletter, CD, and Lapel Pin - Yes
  • Eligible for Tax Refunds (Irish residents) - No
  • Opportunities to meet artists at cast parties/dinners - No
  • €80

Downloads

2017 Friends Brochure DOWNLOAD
2017 Friends Opera Tour Brochure

Friends Opera Tour Italy 27 April – 3 May 2017

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For more information please contact Ruth Phelan directly on +353 53 916 3525 or email rphelan@wexfordopera.com