Wexford Festival Opera News

POSTPONED: Opening Night Fireworks Display

POSTPONED: Opening Night Fireworks Display

Due to the Yellow weather alert issued by Met Eireann, and based on the public safety advice from the statutory agencies, a join decision has been reached to postpone tonight’s fireworks display marking the opening the 66th Wexford Festival Opera. However the event will take place instead on the closing night of the Festival at 8 p.m.

Cancellation: Medea Public Dress Rehearsal

Cancellation: Medea Public Dress Rehearsal

We regret to advise that in the interests of patron and staff safety Wexford Festival Opera has decided to cancel tonight’s public dress rehearsal of Medea, which was due to be staged at 7.30 pm this evening in the National Opera House. A full refund will be available to all ticket holders from tomorrow morning, as the Festival box office in the National Opera House will close at 1 p.m. today and is scheduled to re-open tomorrow morning at 9.30 a.m.

Opening Night Ceremony & Fireworks FAQ

Opening Night Ceremony & Fireworks FAQ

The firework display takes place on Thursday 19 October at 7.30 p.m. over Wexford Harbour and illuminates the night sky for miles around. To clarify where you can see the magnificent display and where whether or not you need to have a free ticket we have put together the following FAQ to answer some of your questions. 

Opening Night Festivities confirmed

Opening Night Festivities confirmed

As rehearsals continue for the forthcoming Wexford Festival Opera, recently named ‘Best Festival’ at the International Opera Awards, details of the traditional opening night ceremony have been announced. The evening will kick-off at 7.15 pm on Thursday, 19 October, when the crowd will be addressed...

PwC/Wexford Festival Opera 2017 ‘Emerging Young Artist’ Bursary rising stars receive award

PwC/Wexford Festival Opera 2017 ‘Emerging Young Artist’ Bursary rising stars receive award

With the 66th Wexford Festival Opera about to kick off, Cork soprano Emma Nash and Co. Kerry baritone, Cormac Lawlor, were announced as the 2017 PwC/Wexford Festival Opera ‘Emerging Young Artist’ bursary winners.  This initiative, now in its third year, serves to support and celebrate Ireland’s Emerging Young Artists from the opera world and helps to contribute towards the many costs associated with furthering their careers. 

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