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Behind the Curtain at Wexford Festival Opera

Behind the Curtain at Wexford Festival Opera

Preparations are in full swing for the 64th Wexford Festival at the National Opera House, Wexford. The Irish Times' Cyril Byrne takes a peek backstage during rehearsals for Guglielmo Ratcliff by Pietro Mascagni which opens as part of Wexford Festival Opera on the 22nd of October. 

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British Baritone Quentin Hayes

British Baritone Quentin Hayes

Why are we doing this?             What is our mission?

To answer Colm Toibin’s rhetorical questions, we have firstly to lay waste several misconceptions. Opera is perceived by some as out of touch and not relevant to the modern world. Take the current migration and plight of refugees trying to...

Maggs Jacob New Opera Lover

Maggs Jacob New Opera Lover

“Lets go to the opera!” Said a friend….My answer….. “But,why??” I whinged back “It’s boring” How wrong could I have been! A gazillon times wrong!!

I was dragged to my first opera experience thinking, well, at least I get to wear a pretty dress, look the part and there will, no doubt, be a bar!...

Meet Elizabeth Rose-Browne, media relations manager with Wexford Festival

Meet Elizabeth Rose-Browne, media relations manager with Wexford Festival

Why do we do this?

Why opera? Why Wexford?  I made my first visit to Ireland in 1993 and was contemplating moving to Ireland from Seattle with my soon to be husband, who hailed from Co. Wexford.  Though I had already lived many places in the world, both rural and urban, I was essentially a...

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