Wexford Festival Opera News

Three Artistic Bursary winners announced on final weekend of Wexford Festival Opera

Three Artistic Bursary winners announced on final weekend of Wexford Festival Opera

Wexford Festival Opera, thanks to the generosity of three donors, awarded artistic bursaries to Irish violinist and conductor Cillian O'Breacháin (The Liam Healy Bursary), Polish baritone Simon Mechlinski (The Gerard Arnhold Award) and Venezuelan baritone, Gustavo Castillo (The Aria Friends’ Bursary) on the final weekend of the Festival.

Wexford Festival Opera 2018 draws to a close

Wexford Festival Opera 2018 draws to a close

After 17 days and 62 events, the 67th Wexford Festival Opera came to a close last night after the final performance of the European premiere of Dinner at Eight by William Bolcom with libretto by Mark Campbell.

Rising Stars Receive PwC/Wexford Festival Opera 2018 ‘Emerging Young Artist’ Bursary

Rising Stars Receive PwC/Wexford Festival Opera 2018 ‘Emerging Young Artist’ Bursary

With the 67th Wexford Festival Opera in full swing, Wexford soprano Maria Hughes and Dublin tenor, Richard Shaffrey, are announced as the 2018 PwC/Wexford Festival Opera ‘Emerging Young Artist’ bursary winners.  This initiative serves to support and celebrate Ireland’s Emerging Young Artists from the opera world and helps to contribute towards the many costs associated with furthering their careers.

‘Il bravo’ to be live-streamed Sat 27 Oct and broadcast on radio to 15 million across the world

‘Il bravo’ to be live-streamed Sat 27 Oct and broadcast on radio to 15 million across the world

Each year thousands of visitors from Ireland and around the world travel to Wexford to discover hidden operatic gems. This year audiences around the world will have the chance to experience the magic of Wexford Festival Opera for themselves without ever leaving their homes.

As part of Wexford’s long-running partnership with RTÉ, for the first time ever, the national broadcaster will live-stream one of the Festival’s main stage evening operas. The Bank Holiday Saturday performance of Saverio Mercadante’s Il bravo (The Assassin) will be streamed live from the National Opera House via www.rte.ie/culture on 27 October.

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