The Board of Wexford Festival Opera has announced Rosetta Cucchi as the new Artistic Director of the Festival. She will take up the six-year position when the current Artistic Director David Agler finishes his tenure after the 2019 Festival.
Wexford Festival Opera announced today the three main evening operas and dates for the 68th Festival in 2019.
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.
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.
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.