Friday 25 October (6 events)
Irish Heritage at Wexford is a new venture designed to highlight and showcase the music of Ireland. The concerts are curated by Una Hunt who in 2012 presented and performed the acclaimed William V. Wallace Recitals.
Continuing a long-established Wexford tradition, the popular lunchtime recitals (approximately fifty minutes) will be given in St Iberius Church in the centre of Wexford.
Discover the world of opera with our Daytime Events Package, which gives a true flavour of opera and is the perfect introduction to Wexford Festival Opera. It includes two Festival favourites: a lunchtime recital and a ShortWork opera, as well as lunch in Wexford Opera House. Come and...
Dublin-born Balfe, who is best known for The Bohemian Girl, was the most successful composer of English operas in the nineteenth century. His one-act operetta The Sleeping Queen, in which a young queen finds that her unmarried state can be used to powerful advantage, is set in Spain in...
This is a FREE event.
Location will be added closer to the Festival.
Each evening there will be a talk of approximately thirty minutes duration about the opera that is to be performed, giving an opportunity to explore the work more closely. Talks have been given by a range of specialists,...
Many European kings and queens have enjoyed life after death as the subject of operas and films, and the life and reign of Queen Christina of Sweden (1626–1689) provides ample material for creative artists. In addition to Foroni’s 1849 opera, written after he left Milan to become conductor of...