RTÉ has announced today that it will livestream at this year’s Wexford Festival Opera for the first time, on Saturday, 27 October as part of its collaboration with European public service channel, ARTE. The collaboration will see Wexford Festival Opera’s production of Saverio Mercadante’s Il bravo (The Assassin) livestreamed internationally on RTÉ’s online Culture platform, RTE.ie/culture.
Nominations opened today for the Ecclesiastical/Wexford Festival Opera Volunteer of the Year Award coinciding with the first day of rehearsals for this year’s Festival. Now in its 67th year, Wexford Festival Opera was founded and initially run entirely as a voluntary organisation and volunteerism remains fundamental to its continued success.
If you’ve ever wanted to perform on the stage of the National Opera House, Wexford Festival Opera is looking for men (18 and over) to perform as ‘extras’ or ‘supernumeraries’ for the upcoming comedy opera Dinner at Eight.
It was announced today that Irish soprano Jennifer Davis, who was scheduled to perform the role of Violetta in the opera Il bravo by Saverio Mercadante at this year’s Festival, has with regret withdrawn from the production.
With just a little over ten weeks until the 67th Wexford Festival Opera kicks-off, some updates to the artistic programme have been announced.
Wexford Festival Opera is delighted to confirm that the composer and librettist of Dinner at Eight, William Bolcom and Mark Campbell, will attend the European premiere of Dinner at Eight. To add to the occasion, the composer and librettist will give a talk about their journey in creating this opera, which was originally commissioned by Minnesota Opera.