Wexford Festival Opera News

Curtain falls on the 65th Wexford Festival Opera as attention turns to an expanded 2017 Festival

Curtain falls on the 65th Wexford Festival Opera as attention turns to an expanded 2017 Festival

The curtain fell on the 65th Wexford Festival Opera this evening as more than 850 people including audience, cast, crew and volunteers all joined hands and sang ‘Auld Lang Syne’ in harmony bringing the world-renowned international festival to a theatrical close.   

Over the past 12 days over 23,000 tickets were issued for 54 separate events which ranged from evening performances, to ShortWorks daytime operas, to the ever-popular gala night.  This year’s Festival saw a continued increase in ticket sales with many events sold-out months in advance for the second consecutive year.  

Live broadcasts of three mainstage operas in partnership with RTÉ lyric fm and the EBU Euroradio

Live broadcasts of three mainstage operas in partnership with RTÉ lyric fm and the EBU Euroradio

Wexford Festival Opera will once again join forces with RTÉ lyric fm, its National Media Partner, to beam the final performances of each of this year’s mainstage operas live across Ireland.

Niall Carroll will present the live performances of Herculanum on Friday 4 November at 8pm, Vanessa on Saturday 5 November at 8pm and Maria de Rudenz on Sunday 6 November at 5pm. The astounding operas can be heard live on Opera Night on 96-99 FM and online via www.rte.ie/lyricfm/opera-night

Rolling out the Green Carpet

Rolling out the Green Carpet

Wexford Festival Opera and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have come together to highlight how even small changes can have a big positive impact on the environment. The Festival and the EPA have worked together over the past few years and Tuesday, 1 November has been chosen as the Greening of Wexford Festival Opera evening to highlight this ongoing association and to ask opera goers to make a symbolic small change to their outfit, signifying a commitment to making small changes in their lives to help the environment. 

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