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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

The Gospel of Excellence by Tom Mooney

The Gospel of Excellence by Tom Mooney

If, as Andrew Clark wrote in The Financial Times in 2013, the Wexford Festival was 'a cradle of surprises in an age bringing metropolitan operatic companies into an ever closer hug of generic co-productions', how prescient of Wexford a decade earlier to have chosen for the first time an Artistic...

An Interview with David Agler by Sylvia L’Écuyer

An Interview with David Agler by Sylvia L’Écuyer

David Agler first appeared at the Wexford festival in 1996 and took over as Artistic Director in 2005. Since my first visit to Wexford in 2008, I have returned every October to see him greet the audience before each performance at the entrance of the splendid National Opera House. Recently, on a...

Raise the Curtain! Introducing South Korean baritone Joo Won Kang

Raise the Curtain! Introducing South Korean baritone Joo Won Kang

South Korean baritone Joo Won Kang, makes a welcome return to Wexford after his critically acclaimed performance in Donizetti’s rarely performed opera, Maria de Rudenz.  Opera News called him ‘…the voice of the Festival.’  But despite all the fanfare and the colourful characters he plays...he’s just a regular guy. 

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