• 21, 24, 27, 30 October 2015

    Lyric drama in a prologue, three acts and an epilogue

    A powerful drama of a man's renunciation of his beliefs

    Sung in English (with English surtitles)

    Koanga

    21, 24, 27, 30, October  

  • 22, 25, 28, 31 October 2015

    Tragedia in four acts

    A Gothic melodrama of a tormented man unable to accept rejection in love

    Sung in Italian (with English surtitles)

    Guglielmo Ratcliff

    22, 25, 28, 31, October  

  • 23, 26, 29 October | 1 November 2015

    Opéra comique in three acts

    Love triumphs in seventeenth-century France, despite powerful obstacles and political interference

    Sung in French (with English surtitles)

    Le Pré aux clercs

    23, 26, 29, October  
    01, November  

  • Humperdinck’s famous musical re-telling of the classic dark folktale of childhood from the Grimm brothers’ collection.

    Sung in English

    Hansel and Gretel

    23, 26, 29, 31, October  

  • Puccini’s celebrated singer heroine Floria Tosca lived for her art, but her life is overpowered by politics, jealousy and the abuse of power.

    Sung in Italian

    Tosca

    24, 27, 30, October  
    01, November  

  • Massenet's own sequel to his operatic triumph Manon continues the story of Manon's heartbroken lover.

    Sung in French

    The Portrait of Manon

    22, 25, 28, October  

  • The winner of the 2015 Dublin International Piano Competition performs in the National Opera House 

    Piano Recital

    31, October  

  • Recitals by some of the principal singers of the Festival in the acoustically excellent Church of St Iberius in the centre of Wexford

    Lunchtime Recitals

    22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, October  

  • The very popular Gala Concert is a Festival highlight and features favourite party pieces performed by members of the Festival company.

    Gala Concert

    25, October  

  • A recital by Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, hailed as 'the new queen of bel canto', accompanied by Henning Ruhe (piano)

    Tara Erraught in Recital

    26, October  

  • The 2015 Dr Tom Walsh Lecture will be given by John Julius Norwich (John Julius Cooper, 2nd Viscount Norwich, CVO) one of the most distinguished and charismatic writers and broadcasters of our time.

    Dr Tom Walsh Lecture

    24, October  

  • Discover the world of opera with our Daytime Events Package. Spend a few hours in Wexford and enjoy a Lunchtime Recital, lunch in either Whites Hotel or the National Opera House, and a ShortWork opera production in Whites Hotel.

    Daytime Events Package

    22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, October  

  • Treat yourself to a Deutz Champagne and Canapés interval reception in the Mackenzie Room at Wexford Opera House on any night during the Festival.

    Tickets cost €25.

    Champagne & Canapés

    21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, October  

  • Thursday 22 October – 2 p.m.
    Monday 26 October – 1 p.m.

    Our popular daytime Friends' Lunches are once again on the menu.

    Friends’ Lunches

    22, 26, October  

  • OPENING NIGHT PARTY
    Wednesday 21 October – 10.30 p.m.

    BANK HOLIDAY CELEBRATION PARTY
    Saturday 24 October – 10.30 p.m.

    CLOSING WEEKEND GALA PARTY
    Saturday 31 October – 10.30 p.m.

    Friends’ Parties

    21, 24, 31, October  

  • Wednesday 28 October – 5.15 p.m.

    For an elegant pre-opera dining experience come to the Friends' Buffet at the Talbot Hotel and enjoy a sumptuous three-course buffet meal with fine wines.

    Friends’ Buffet

    28, October  

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