Wexford Festival Trust announces appointment of Randall Shannon as Executive Director of Wexford Festival Opera.
PwC is announced as education partner for the 70th Wexford Festival Opera. Through an exciting new partnership, PwC will support the Wexford Factory II, a unique professional development academy for young Irish/Irish-based singers which will take place this September.
The Wexford Factory is an international collaboration, with TUD (Technological University Dublin), RIAM (Royal Irish Academy of Music), the Bolshoi Young Artists Opera Programme, Moscow and the Rossini Opera Festival Academy, Pesaro.
There was a large attendance at the official launch of this year’s special Wexford Festival Window Display Competition, special because this year’s theme, Wexford in the 1950s, pays homage to the founding era of the Opera Festival.
It all began with a gramophone recital, but this year Wexford Festival Opera is celebrating its seventieth anniversary and is asking friends and volunteers for their memories of the heady, magic brew that is Wexford.
Earlier this year Wexford Festival Trust confirmed that David McLoughlin, its long-serving Chief Executive, had decided to leave the organisation after thirteen years in the role. While the board embarks on a process to recruit a new CEO to lead Wexford Festival Opera into the future, an interim...