Become a Friend

Join us centre stage!

As Wexford Festival Opera Member you can enjoy a range of benefits throughout the year, including priority access to tickets.

Your generous Friends’ membership contribution directly funds vital elements of each Festival, including Education, the Chorus, Young Artist Bursary, Pocket Operas, and Mainstage Opera performances.

Choose a Membership Level

Prelude (under 35) - €80

Prelude (under 35) - €80

Offered to younger music enthusiasts who enjoy different musical experiences and who are developing a love for opera.

Join or Renew
  • Supporting
  • Mainstage Opera Performance Priority Booking
  • Priority Seating
  • Discounted Tickets to Friends' Events - 15%
  • Subsidised Opera Tickets - €40 (subject to availability)
  • Recognition: Festival Programme Book & Website - Single
  • Interval Receptions and Access - Foundation Room
  • Access to European Opera Tour
  • Friends’ Recitals & In Conversation Events
  • Programme Book, Newsletter, CD, and Lapel Pin
  • Eligible for Tax Refunds (Irish residents)
  • Opportunities to meet artists at cast parties/dinners
  • Seat Endowment
Ensemble - €185

Ensemble - €185

Supporters are at the heart of the Festival, bringing the warmth and camaraderie that provides the ‘Wexford Experience’ like no other Festival. Ensemble Friends’ contribute directly to the wonderful Festival Orchestra.

Join or Renew
  • Supporting - Opera Orchestra
  • Mainstage Opera Performance Priority Booking - In advance of general access (2 weeks)
  • Priority Seating
  • Complimentary Tickets to Friends' Events - 4 Tickets
  • Access to Tickets for each performance - 6 Tickets
  • Recognition: Festival Programme Book & Website - Single/Joint
  • Interval Receptions and Access - Foundation Room
  • Access to European Opera Tour
  • Friends’ Recitals & In Conversation Events
  • Programme Book, Newsletter, CD, and Lapel Pin
  • Eligible for Tax Refunds (Irish residents)
  • Opportunities to meet artists at cast parties/dinners
  • Seat Endowment
Ensemble Plus - €300

Ensemble Plus - €300

Ensemble + provides additional benefits for those seeking the best seating and priority upgrade privileges for the 2022 season. Contributions at this level – and above – may attract a potential tax rebate up to 45%, making your gift to Wexford Opera more impactful.

Join or Renew
  • Supporting - Creative Team
  • Mainstage Opera Performance Priority Booking - In advance of general access (3 weeks)
  • Priority Seating
  • Complimentary Tickets to Friends' Events - 6 Tickets
  • Access to Tickets for each performance - 8 Tickets
  • Recognition: Festival Programme Book & Website - Single/Joint
  • Interval Receptions and Access - Foundation Room
  • Access to European Opera Tour
  • Friends’ Recitals & In Conversation Events
  • Programme Book, Newsletter, CD, and Lapel Pin
  • Eligible for Tax Refunds (Irish residents)
  • Opportunities to meet artists at cast parties/dinners
  • Seat Endowment
Aria - €500

Aria - €500

Friends provide wonderful opportunities for a range of promising young artists selected from members of the chorus and/or principal singers. The support provided ensures the continued development of both Irish and international singing talent.

Join or Renew
  • Supporting - Young Artist Bursary
  • Mainstage Opera Performance Priority Booking - In advance of general access (3 weeks)
  • Priority Seating
  • Complimentary Tickets to Friends' Events - 8 Tickets
  • Access to Tickets for each performance - 10 Tickets
  • Recognition: Festival Programme Book & Website - Single/Joint
  • Interval Receptions and Access - Foundation Room
  • Access to European Opera Tour
  • Friends’ Recitals & In Conversation Events
  • Programme Book, Newsletter, CD, and Lapel Pin
  • Eligible for Tax Refunds (Irish residents)
  • Opportunities to meet artists at cast parties/dinners
  • Seat Endowment
Cabaletta - €1000

Cabaletta - €1000

This level provides support to our community Pop-Up events which will be named to celebrate the commitment of this special group. Cabaletta Friends also enjoy access to the highest level of priority booking.

Join or Renew
  • Supporting - ShortWork Performance
  • Mainstage Opera Performance Priority Booking - In advance of general access (3 weeks)
  • Priority Seating
  • Complimentary Tickets to Friends' Events - 10 Tickets
  • Access to Tickets for each performance - 12 Tickets
  • Recognition: Festival Programme Book & Website - Single/Joint
  • Interval Receptions and Access - Foundation Room & Founders' Room
  • Access to European Opera Tour
  • Friends’ Recitals & In Conversation Events
  • Programme Book, Newsletter, CD, and Lapel Pin
  • Eligible for Tax Refunds (Irish residents)
  • Opportunities to meet artists at cast parties/dinners
  • Seat Endowment
Bravura - €2000

Bravura - €2000

Provide funding support for one mainstage production each year, helping to maintain the highest possible standards. Bravura Friends have the opportunity to meet members of the cast and creative team of the relevant opera.

Join or Renew
  • Supporting - Mainstage Opera Performance
  • Mainstage Opera Performance Priority Booking - Personalised Assistance
  • Priority Seating
  • Complimentary Tickets to Friends' Events - 12 Tickets
  • Access to Tickets for each performance - 14 Tickets
  • Recognition: Festival Programme Book & Website - Single/Joint
  • Interval Receptions and Access - Foundation Room & Founders' Room
  • Access to European Opera Tour
  • Friends’ Recitals & In Conversation Events
  • Programme Book, Newsletter, CD, and Lapel Pin
  • Eligible for Tax Refunds (Irish residents)
  • Opportunities to meet artists at cast parties/dinners
  • Seat Endowment

Our Friends’ ensure that we are able to gather the finest ingredients

“The job of an artistic director is very similar to that of a great chef: the chef searches for the best ingredients to create a delicious recipe. The artistic director puts together the best singers, directors, conductors, orchestra and chorus members, and technicians, to create the season’s productions to present to you. Our Friends’ ensure that we are able to gather the finest ingredients” -   Rosetta Cucchi

We are so grateful for your support and together, we can ensure the future of Wexford Festival Opera. Our Friends’ are the heart of our Wexford family, without whom we would not be able to bring world-class opera to life each year.

Go raibh maith agat! Grazie Mille! Merci beaucoup! Vielen Dank! 

Further Information
For more information on Festival Membership or if you need help joining or renewing your membership please contact Louise directly louise@wexfordopera.com