A series of exciting new Pop-up events to bring something extra to your Sundays for the rest of the year.
Have fun online every Sunday at 5pm (GMT)
SUNDAY 18 APRIL 2021 - 5 PM GMT
YOU AND ME
with Sarah Richmond
Wexford Festival Opera is delighted to announce details of their upcoming Sunday performances, wonderfully creative opera performances by Wexford Factory artists, shot anywhere in the world and shared online every Sunday at 5pm.
The Sunday Up series is part of Wexford Festival Opera's ongoing work in supporting the continuing professional development of artists.
All pop-up events are free to view online every Sunday at 5pm on WFO social media.
These mini gems are designed, produced and executed by artists who took part in the inaugural Wexford Factory last fall.
The Wexford team is keen to continue supporting these artists on their creative journey and Sunday Up events will further showcase their talents.
Every Sunday a different artist will perform their 15-minute pop-up.
And here you can find what has been issued so far:
SUNDAY 4 APRIL 2021 - 5 PM GMT
ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE
with jade Phoenix & Conall O'Neill
SUNDAY 21 MARCH 2021
SCENT OF A SICILIAN MARKET
with Gianni Giuga
SUNDAY 7 MARCH
IN THE GARDEN OF YOUR THOUGHTS
with Francesca Federico
SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2021
FORCE OF NATURE
with Rory Dunne
SUNDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2021
VALENTINE, MON AMOUR
with Ava Dodd
SUNDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2021
A WITCH VIBE
with Anna Brady
SUNDAY 31 JANUARY 2021
CELINE BYRNE | The Puccini Songbook
with Sara Cattelani
SUNDAY 24 JANUARY 2021
LOOK THROUGH THE PORT
with Rory Musgrave
SUNDAY 17 JANUARY 2021
con Vladimir Sima
SUNDAY 3 JANUARY 2021
BY THE SEA
with Sarah Shine
SUNDAY 27 DECEMBER 2020
SALUTI DA SIRACUSA
with Gianni Giuga
FRIDAY 25 DECEMBER 2020
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. A WEXFORD CAROL
With the Wexford Factory
SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER 2020
A LONDON TREAT
with Jade Phoenix e Conall William O'Neill
SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER 2020
LOVE, EAT AND... SING!
with Conor Prendiville (& David Howes)
SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER 2020
with Luisa Baldinetti & Andrea Valfrè (dancers)
SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2020
AN AMERICAN STORY
with Kathleen Norchi (soprano)
SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2020
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!