Nominations are now open for the Ecclesiastical / Wexford Festival Opera Volunteer of the Year Award. Now in its sixth 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, recently named 'Best Festival' at the International Opera Awards, 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 cast and creative teams performing in the popular daytime ShortWorks operas have been announced for this year’s Festival. Intimately staged and approximately one hour in length, the ShortWorks operas are presented in the nearby Clayton Whites Hotel and offer audiences the opportunity to enjoy a one-act opera or a condensed version of a more familiar opera. The ShortWork operas are sung by soloists who are also performing in the main-stage productions, giving them the opportunity to further showcase their talent.
(Tuesday, 20 June 2017) As another indicator of the increasing success of Wexford Festival Opera, following its recent Best International Festival Award, it has decided, in another landmark development for the Festival, to add an additional performance to its existing schedule for the forthcoming 66th Festival.
The leading financial giant Credit Suisse has announced their new corporate sponsorship with Wexford Festival Opera, recently named ‘Best Festival’ at the International Opera Awards. The announcement was made by Gary Quin, Senior Advisor, Investment Banking for EMEA, at a special summer recital event hosted at The Merrion Hotel, also recently announced as one of Wexford’s new corporate partners.
Wexford Festival Opera won the highly coveted Best Festival category at the International Opera Awards, held in the prestigious surroundings of London’s Coliseum at a gala event, hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny and attended by all of the world’s leading opera professionals.