Nominations are now open for the Ecclesiastical/ Wexford Festival Opera Volunteer of the Year Award. Now in its fifth year, this award seeks to recognise and highlight the extraordinary contribution and initiative of Wexford Festival Opera Volunteers, who not only founded this now world-renowned Festival, but are fundamental to its continued success. Anyone can nominate a Wexford Festival Opera Volunteer and we especially encourage our patrons to participate in the nominations. The 2016 recipient will be announced on Sunday, 23 October, prior to the first public dress rehearsal of Herculanum by Félicien David.
It’s full-steam ahead at the Festival as sets arrive, with cast and crew following shortly. As rehearsals prepare to get underway, Wexford Festival Opera is looking for additional people (over 18 only) to perform as ‘extras’ or ‘supernumeraries’ for two of the upcoming operas.
Wexford Festival Opera today announced that Jean-Luc Tingaud will now conduct Herculanum replacing David Agler. This will be Jean-Luc’s fifth occasion to conduct in Wexford, having most recently conducted last year’s production of Le Pré aux clercs.
Wexford Festival Opera wishes to announce that British Soprano Claire Rutter will sing the title role in Samuel Barber’s Vanessa in the forthcoming Wexford Festival Opera. Alwyn Mellor, who was to have sung the role, has had to withdraw due to an illness in her family.
Although it’s the middle of summer, the 65th Wexford Festival Opera is just around the corner and this year the Festival is looking for 6 men (over 18 only) to perform as ‘extras’ or ‘supernumeraries’ for the upcoming opening production of Herculanum.