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Meet the director of Koanga Michael Gieleta

Meet the director of Koanga Michael Gieleta

With only hours to go to the opening night of Koanga, marketing manager Tracy Ryan caught up with director Michael Gieleta to talk about growing up, ethnic casting and the opera stereotype.

"Music was part of my childhood so we never had that division between classical music versus popular music. ...

Meet the set designer of Guglielmo Ratcliff Gary McCann

Meet the set designer of Guglielmo Ratcliff Gary McCann

Wexford Festival Opera's Tracy Ryan chats to (Irish born) international set and costume designer Gary McCann (set designer of Maria de Rudenz) about growing up in Armagh, high-fashion and creating spaces to drive the drama.

This is your first time designing for Wexford Festival Opera. How did the...

Meet the director of Guglielmo Ratcliff Fabio Ceresa

Meet the director of Guglielmo Ratcliff Fabio Ceresa

Marketing Manager Tracy Ryan had a chat with the director of Guglielmo Ratcliff Fabio Ceresa in the green room of the National Opera House before he flew back to Milan Saturday 25 October.

How has your home country Italy influenced your work?

I spent something like 9 years in Teatro La Scala as a...

Meet the director of Herculanum Stephen Medcalf

Meet the director of Herculanum Stephen Medcalf

Wexford Festival Opera's Tracy Ryan chats to British stage director Stephen Medcalf (director of Herculanum and Italian music critics' prize Best Director, 2005) and uncovers a spoiler (shhh) and some good advice!

This is your fifth time directing for the Wexford Festival Opera - 2013, Cristina...

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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