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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.

“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! 

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.

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Chorus - €125

Chorus - €125

A great way to support the Festival Chorus and enjoy many of the benefits of full membership throughout the year at an affordable price.

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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.

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Ensemble Plus - €300

Ensemble Plus - €300

Ensemble + provides additional benefits for those seeking the best seating and priority upgrade privileges for the 2021 season. Contributions at this level – and above – may attract a potential tax rebate up to 45%, making your gift to Wexford Opera more impactful.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Friends' Newsletter

The Friends' Newsletter for 2021 is available here.

Further Information

Please contact Louise directly on +353 53 916 3525 or email louise@wexfordopera.com 

Priority Booking 2022

Dates for priority booking for the 71st Wexford Festival Opera will be confirmed soon.