Reproduced from Opera Magazine. Special thanks to John Allison for providing permission.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenney, T.D. officially launched the 60th Wexford Festival Opera at the annual quay-front ceremony at 7pm on Friday, October 21.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, T.D. formally opened the 60th Wexford Festival Opera in front of an estimated crowd of 20,000 in a ceremony on Wexford’s glorious quay front, following which a fanfare from the brass section of the Wexford Festival Orchestra triggered a spectacular fireworks display heralded the official start of the 16 day event. The 60th Anniversary Wexford Festival Opera runs until Saturday, November 5th.
Visit to World renowned festival one of her last official functions as Uachtarán na hÉireann
Wexford Festival Volunteer, Elizabeth Foley, first recipient of Wexford Festival Opera/Zurich Volunteers Award