W4Women - The Wexford Ambassadors
To mark the 70th anniversary of Wexford Festival Opera and celebrate outstanding female artists, over the coming months, W4Women will bring you 4 recitals by 4 renowned sopranos from 4 cities from around the world.
As part of the internationally renowned Wexford Festival Opera’s ongoing 70th Anniversary year celebrations, four special concerts are taking place around the globe. From Rome to Moscow, from New York to London, audiences will have a chance to be part of this landmark celebration. These concerts, performed by four leading female opera singers, is one of the ways that the WFO 70th Anniversary will be marked both at home in Ireland and abroad, in-person and online, over the next few months.
In the series, W4WOMEN | AROUND THE WORLD are connected not only by their link to Wexford but a shared dedication to artistic excellence. Their mission is to spread the name of the Wexford Festival around the world.
Organised in conjunction with the Irish Embassies the line-up is as follows, you can join us here to listen back to these wonderful performances.
ANGELA MEADE – performed 14th April 2022, New York
Soprano Angela Meade, "one of today’s outstanding vocalists, excelling in the most demanding heroines of the 19th-century...", is the third of our Wexford Ambassadors.
In the splendid surroundings of the Merkin Hall in New York, Angela, accompanied at the piano by Myra Huang, the program featured music by Wagner, Meyerbeer and Amy Beach to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of our glorious Wexford Festival Opera.
ELEONORA BURATTO – performed 22nd December 2021, Rome
Soprano Eleonora Buratto, an "established talent among the most appreciated in the world...", is the first of our Wexford Ambassadors.
In the splendid surroundings of the Teatro di Villa Torlonia in Roma, Eleonora, accompanied at the piano by Daniela Pellegrino, delivers some of the most famous arias of the Italian repertoire to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of our glorious Wexford Festival Opera.
ERMONELA JAHO – performed 20th June 2022, London
Soprano Ermonela Jaho, once described in ‘The Economist’, as "the world’s most acclaimed soprano", is the fourth of our Wexford Ambassadors.
In the surroundings of St John’s Smith Square, London, Ermonela, accompanied at the piano by none other than our very own Artistic Director, Rosetta Cucchi to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of our magnificent Wexford Festival Opera.
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WFO 70th Anniversary Concert - 26 August 2022, National Concert Hall, Dublin.