Sunday Up

A series of exciting new Pop-up events to bring a little something extra to your Sundays for the remainder of the year. 
Enjoy online each Sunday at 5pm (GMT)
 

SUNDAY, 3 JANUARY 2021 - 5pm
BY THE SEA

with Sarah Shine 

Watch it on WFO Youtube Channel

Wexford Festival Opera are delighted to announce details of their upcoming Sunday Up performances, wonderfully creative bite sized opera performances by Wexford Factory artists, filmed wherever they are in the world and shared online each Sunday at 5pm.

On 31 January a special guest pop up will be performed by renowned soprano Celine Byrne in a mini celebration of Puccini.
In a collaborative performance with dancer Sara Catellani, Celine will perform arias from La Bohème, Madama Butterfly and Tosca

The Sunday Up series is part of the ongoing work of Wexford Festival Opera in supporting artists' continuing professional development.

All the pop-up events are free to view online each Sunday at 5pm on WFO social media.  

These mini gems are each devised, produced and performed by artists who took part in the inaugural Wexford Factory this autumn.
The team at Wexford are keen to continue to support these artists on their creative journey and Sunday Up events will further showcase their talents.
Each Sunday a different artist will perform their 15-minute pop-up.   

 

In the coming weeks they will feature the following Wexford Factory artists: 

Rory Musgrave
filmed on his family farm by the sea, performing from Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten (24 Jan) 

Anna Brady
will perform a selection of witches and magical music (7 Feb) 

Ava Dodd
for a special Valentine’s day treat, a selection of well-known French songs and arias (14 Feb)

 

And here you can find what has been issued so far:

SUNDAY, 17 JANUARY 2021 - 5pm
MALINCONIA

with Vladimir Sima 

Watch it on WFO Youtube Channel

 

SUNDAY, 3 JANUARY 2021 - 5pm
BY THE SEA
with Sarah Shine 

Watch it on WFO Youtube Channel

 

SUNDAY, 27 DECEMBER 2020 - 5pm
SALUTI DA SIRACUSA

with Gianni Giuga 

Watch it on WFO Youtube Channel

 

FRIDAY, 25 DECEMBER 2020 - 5pm
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: A WEXFORD CAROL

with the Wexford Factory 

Watch it on WFO Youtube Channel

 

SUNDAY, 20 DECEMBER 2020 - 5pm
A LONDON TREAT

with Jade Phoenix and Conall William O'Neill 

Watch it on WFO Youtube Channel

 

SUNDAY, 13 DECEMBER 2020 - 5pm
LOVE, EAT AND... SING!

with Conor Prendiville (& David Howes) 

Watch it on WFO Youtube Channel

 

SUNDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2020 - 5pm
ELECTRIC BEETHOVEN
with Luisa Baldinetti & Andrea Valfrè (dancers) 

Watch it on WFO Youtube Channel

 

SUNDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 2020 - 5pm
AN AMERICAN STORY

with Kathleen Norchi (soprano) 

Watch it on WFO Youtube Channel

 

SUNDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 2020 - 5pm
WALKING ON GRAFTON STREET

with Andrew Gavin (tenor) and Andrew Synnott (piano)

Watch it on WFO Youtube Channel

 


Part of the ongoing work of the festival in supporting artists' continuing professional development, this series of pop-up events will be free to view online each Sunday at 5pm. These mini gems will be devised, produced and performed by artists who took part in the inaugural Wexford Factory this autumn.

While the first year of the professional development academy has finished, the team at Wexford were keen to continue to support these artists on their creative journey and SUNDAY UP pop-up events will further showcase their talents.
SUNDAY UP will take place each Sunday from 22 November till the end of 2020 including a very special Christmas treat and will resume in 2021 every second Sunday from January to August. 
The first SUNDAY UP on 22 November will see Andrew Gavin, tutored and accompanied by Andrew Synnott, in “Walking on Grafton Street”, a 15 minutes journey through Irish folk songs.

Each Sunday a different artist will perform their 15 minute pop-up. 

Artistic Director Wexford Festival Opera, Rosetta Cucchi explains:
Art is work, this is the quote you can find everywhere in these days and it is so true especially in these difficult circumstances, but we can say work as well is art. 
This is the reason why Wexford Festival Opera this year won’t stop during the wintertime allowing the students of the Wexford Factory to continue to develop ther creativity and their skills.
These thirteen young singers have each been asked to create a unique Pop-up event which will will take place wherever they are from - ranging from Dublin to Connemara, from London to New York.

Under the supervision of our tutors and teachers, their task will be to pick a suitable music program, a location where they will video film the event and finally a plan of how to stage their own performances.
The result of this adventure will be an enjoyable series of pop-up events called SUNDAY UP that we will present, through our social media, every Sunday at 5pm from the 22 November till the end of this strange 2020, and every second Sunday from January to August.
What a better way to stimulate the students' fantasy and creativity, and keep connected with our audiences and friends throughout the year with a mini taste of Wexford.  
Stay tuned with us!

Join us every Sunday at 5pm, on the WFO Facebook page or YouTube Channel for SUNDAY UP

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