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.

Wexford Festival Opera performs on the Town with a series of free Pop-up events

Wexford Festival Opera performs on the Town with a series of free Pop-up events

Wexford Festival Opera will go on the town in Wexford with a series of daily Pop-up events comprising multidisciplinary performances featuring music, drama, singing and dance, which will be performed in various shops and businesses around Wexford town. Streamed daily on Facebook Live www.facebook.com/wexfordfestivalopera, to encourage audiences to observe social distancing guidelines, the Pop-up events are a central part of new Artistic Director Rosetta Cucchi’s vision to bring the Festival closer to the people of Wexford. 

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