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Favourite Festival Memories

Favourite Festival Memories

To make us feel a little bit closer at a time when we can't come together in person, for the next while, we will be bringing you some favourite Festival memories as collected by the People Newspaper and Wexford Festival Opera in a recent competition. They are a  great reminder of what the Festival really means to the people of Wexford and the worldwide Wexford community.  Marc Bolton Lee recounts winning 'A Golden Ticket' to come to the opera and meet Felicity Dahl 

Favourite Festival Memories

Favourite Festival Memories

To make us feel a little bit closer at a time when we can't come together in person, for the next while, we will be bringing you some favourite Festival memories as collected by the People Newspaper and Wexford Festival Opera in a recent competition. They are a  great reminder of what the Festival really means to the people of Wexford and the worldwide Wexford community. This memory from Pat Hore was the winning entry.  Once you read his Festival memory, submitted by his daugher Geraldine, you will understand why.

Children of the Opera

Children of the Opera

"I loved trying on the fabulous dresses we got to wear, and I remember dancing backstage with the older cast before the curtain went up." These are just a couple of reasons why the then 10 yr old Esmé McKiernan Becker, loves opera.  The 'Wexford Festival Opera' experience is about so much more than just singing, as you will read in her blog post.  

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! 

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