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Children of the Opera:  15 reasons why I love opera

Children of the Opera:  15 reasons why I love opera

Children of the Opera: 10 year old Olivia McCamley, who at just 8 years of age, performed in the 2018 productions of 'L'oracolo' and 'Mala vita', gives us her her top 15 reasons why she loves the opera. It's as informative as it is sweet.

Children of the Opera

Children of the Opera

Children are impressionable.  If they have a good experience with something at a young age, they are more likely to carry it with them into adulthood.  I think it's safe to say that for brother and sister Olivia and Cillian McCamley, they are opera fans for life as they recount of their 'opera experience' in this blog post. Their perspective is truly refreshing! 

Children of the Opera

Children of the Opera

At just ten years of age, Wexford native Iseult McKiernan Becker found herself immersed in the international world of opera.  Now fifteen, and with two more operas to her credit, she reflects on her enriching experience. The 'Wexford Festival Opera' experience is about so much more than just exquisite music, as you will read in her blog post.  

Fabio Ceresa: ‘Dorilla and the eternal cycle of the seasons’

Fabio Ceresa: ‘Dorilla and the eternal cycle of the seasons’

The following is a translation from the original interview in Italian.

 

What is Dorilla in Tempe about?

Like many pre-Metastasio librettos from the Eighteenth century, the story is a mere pretext to make music and theatre. The librettist Lucchini doesn’t really want to tell a story, nor the...

Conductor Timothy Myers on ‘The Festival Vibe’

Conductor Timothy Myers on ‘The Festival Vibe’

Applauded by Opera News for his "propulsive leadership" and  for "memorably [capturing] the score’s moments of emotional gravitas", Timothy Myers enjoys a career that encompasses a wide breadth of repertoire and iconic projects, and demonstrates a commitment to quality long-term relationships with artists and institutions. This marks Myers' third appearance at the Wexford Festival, where he conducts Don Quichotte

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