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.
The casts and creative teams for the daytime ShortWorks operas have been announced and details are now available on www.wexfordopera.com. The casts comprise of singers from all over the world, all of whom will perform in the evening operas as well.
With unprecedented demand for tickets for this year’s Wexford Festival Opera, the board of Wexford Festival Trust have announced that they will expand the 2017 Festival from 12 to 18 days, running across three weekends, for the first time since 2008, with next year’s 66th Festival opening on Thursday 19 October and closing on Sunday 5 November. Full details of the daytime and evening performance schedule for the 2017 Festival will be announced later this year.