Wexford Festival Opera News

Festival’s trip down memory lane

Festival’s trip down memory lane

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.

A special closing night concert with Claudia Boyle & Pietro Adaini

A special closing night concert with Claudia Boyle & Pietro Adaini

This year the curtain will fall on a very different Wexford Festival Opera on Sunday 18th October with a special concert streamed live from the stage of the National Opera House featuring Irish soprano Claudia Boyle and Sicilian tenor Pietro Adaini accompanied by the Wexford Festival Orchestra and conducted by Francesco Cilluffo.

This special closing night event is kindly supported by Arachas, Ireland’s largest nationwide insurance broker.

Amendment to programme announced following move to Level 3 of the Government’s COVID-19 Plan

Amendment to programme announced following move to Level 3 of the Government’s COVID-19 Plan

The 69th Wexford Festival Opera will run from Sunday, 11 October – Sunday, 18 October. Audiences are invited to experience the magic at home as the festival goes online for this year only.  Ahead of the festival commencing some amendments to the programme have been made following recent Government restrictions under its Level 3 Resilience and National Recovery plan.

Irish soprano Claudia Boyle and Sicilian tenor Pietro Adaini will now join the Wexford Festival Orchestra and conductor Francesco Cilluffo to deliver the closing night concert, replacing the American soprano Lisette Oropesa, who is now regrettably unable to travel.

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