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WFO 2022/2023 Wexford Factory III° Participants Unveiled

Wexford Factory sponsored by PWC
PwC announces extended new two-year sponsorship of Wexford Factory as 2022/2023 Factory Artists are unveiled. This month saw the announcement of the new participants of the Wexford Factory 2022/23 term. The brainchild of Wexford Festival Opera’s (WFO) Artistic Director, Rosetta Cucchi, the Wexford Factory is a professional academy for young Irish / Irish-based singers, which will commence prior to the beginning of rehearsals for this year’s Festival.

PwC will continue their sponsorship of Wexford Factory, with a newly announced two-year partnership which will cover the 2022/2023 term. This new sponsorship strengthens the partnership between PwC and Wexford Factory, showcasing their support of the Arts & Culture sector and their commitment to supporting projects which make a valuable impact to our society.

Nurturing artists and showcasing the talents of young singers has long been a cornerstone of Wexford Festival Opera. Many of today's world leading Opera artists performed in Wexford early on in their careers. The dedication, sacrifice and hard work which are needed to succeed in a career such as opera are also those that are needed to succeed in business. PwC has supported the Wexford Festival Opera since 2015 and has been steadfast in their support of emerging future leaders in the worlds of art, sport and business. WFO is delighted to have PwC as valued partners on this exciting venture.

The 2022/2023 Factory participants will now embark on a 2-year journey with Wexford Festival Opera which will see them take part in a professional development academy this September, as well as perform in the 2022 Festival and have the chance to take part in an international exchange. The Factory was designed to mentor young singers through masterclasses led by internationally recognised artists and professionals. Guest tutors will include Sonia Ganassi, Alfonso Antoniozzi and Ernesto Placio.

The 2022/2023 Wexford Factory artists unveiled

The 2022/2023 participants have been announced as 16 singers: Deirdre Arratoon, Michael Bell, Eoin Foran, Ami Hewitt, Emily Hogarty, Corina Ignat, William Kyle, Peter Lidbetter, Sarah Luttrell, Giorgi Manoshvili, Hannah O'Brien, Megan O'Neill, Leah Redmond, Richard Shaffrey, Nikolai Zemlianskikh.

Learn more about the Participants here.

The Wexford Factory III° edition is an international collaboration, with TUD (Technological University Dublin), RIAM (Royal Irish Academy of Music) and the Rossini Opera Festival “Alberto Zedda” Academy, Pesaro. In recognition of this two international artists will also join the Factory.