69th Festival

Waiting for Shakespeare... The Festival in the Air

11 - 18 October 2020


Wexford Festival Opera’s commitment to the highest artistic standards has seen it emerge as one of the world’s leading opera festivals, with an international reputation for excellence.

Some accolades include:

Best Festival

Winner 2017

International Opera Awards

Best Opera

9 times Winner

The Irish Times
Irish Theatre Awards

Best Rediscovered Work

2014 Winner for Cristina, regina di Svezia

International Opera Awards

Audience Choice Award

2015 Winner for Silent Night (2014)

The Irish Times
Irish Theatre Awards

Wexford Festival Opera Announces New Artistic Plan for 2020

After much consideration and with a heavy heart, Wexford Festival Opera has taken the very difficult decision to reschedule the previously announced artistic programme to October 2021. This decision has been taken as a result of the ongoing worldwide uncertainty regarding the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic into the autumn, and in the best interests of your health and welfare and that of our artists, volunteers and staff.

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