When the curtain rises on the WFO 2021 next month it will mark the 70th Anniversary of this internationally acclaimed opera festival. But it will not be the only celebration in this 70th year. The festival team have announced plans to mark the anniversary in various ways both at home in Ireland and abroad, in person and online, across the next 12 months.
An exhibition of rarely seen photographs of the early years of the Wexford Festival is on show at Wexford Town Library from 22 September to 17 October 2021.
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.