To close the second edition of the Factory, our fantastic singers will present a special concert in front of the O’Reilly Theatre audience
The second year of the Wexford Factory will once again offer professional and financial support to young singers in the early stages of their career. In 2020, the Wexford Factory artists participated in productions of Verdi’s Falstaff Chronicles and Andrew Synnott’s What Happened to Lucrece, and in 2021 will appear in a production of Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi and the three main Festival productions.
The Wexford Factory is a collaboration with Technological University, Dublin; the Royal Irish Academy of Music; and Cork School of Music. It aims to train young singers through intensive masterclasses held by major international artists and opera professionals, further confirming Wexford Festival Opera as a centre of cultural and also educational importance in the opera world.
Wexford Festival Opera has always been noted for its success in discovering young talent and boasts a long list of singers for whom Wexford was the springboard to a major international career. The creation of the Wexford Factory confirms the company’s commitment to the continuing support of young talent.