Saturday 26 October (7 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.
In honour of the original plot, the...
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 (‘The Woman who Strayed’). Based on La dame aux camélias, the tragedy of Violetta and...
Why do we keep coming back to Wexford?
26 October - 15:00*
Rodney Milnes and Geoffrey Wheatcroft in conversation with Elaine Padmore
This year's Dr Tom Walsh Lecture, given by two imfluential distinguished opera critics, Rodney Milnes and Geoffrey...
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,...
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.