Monday 28 October (6 events)
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...