Saturday 26 October (8 events)
L’Elisir d’amore (‘The Elixir of Love’) is one of Donizetti’s most frequently-performed operas. It was the first Donizetti opera to be performed at Wexford, and that 1952 production has been followed by performances of a further fifteen of his operas. The story concerns Nemorino’s wooing of...
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...
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest opera composers of all, this year’s daytime production of a classic opera from the standard repertoire is Verdi’s La Traviata. Based on La dame aux camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils, the tragedy of Violetta and...
Dr Tom Walsh (1911–1988) was one of the founders of the Wexford Opera Festival and its first Artistic Director, from 1951 to 1966. His skills as an impresario were developed during the late 1930s when he reformed the Wexford Operatic Society as the Wexford Musical Society, and then formed the...
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,...
23, 26, 29 October, 1 November
The Italian composer Nino Rota is best known for his film scores – he wrote over 140. Almost all of the music for Federico Fellini’s films from 1951 to 1979 was written or chosen by Rota, his music for The Godfather films being perhaps the best known. The...
Friends’ parties include champagne, wine and canapés. The Friends' pre-opera buffet will include a delicious selection of food and complimentary wine. All Friends’ events will provide an opportunity to mingle with the artistic team and cast.