2020 Wexford Festival Opera

2020 Wexford Festival Opera

20 October-01 November 2020

2020 marks the inaugural Festival for Rosetta Cucchi as Wexford Festival Opera’s Artistic Director.

For the first time, in a major new development, the Festival will be themed. Inspired by William Shakespeare, each of the three main evening productions in the National Opera House will be based directly or indirectly on the life and work of this great poet and playwright.

The three day-time operas, retitled, Pocket Operas /Opera Beag continues this Shakespearian thread, with new productions on the themes of love, fun and the darker side.

2020 also sees the establishment of the Wexford Factory, a new intensive academy, which will offer professional and financial support to 15 young Irish or Irish-based singers in the early stages of their careers. Working closely with our national and international partner opera companies, TU Dublin (Technological University Dublin) RIAM (Royal Irish Academy of Music), CSM (Cork School of Music), The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro and Opera for Peace, the Wexford Factory will train young Irish or Irish-based singers through intensive masterclasses held by internationally renowned artists and professionals. Guest tutors will include world-renowned tenor Juan Diego-Flórez.

In addition, graduating students will perform in a reduced version of Verdi’s Falstaff, one of the Pocket Operas/Opera Beag in 2020.

Also, please be sure to ask about the programme of Lunchtime Recitals, Pocket Operas [previously Shport Works programme] and other concerts and discussions.

Travel to Wexford:

From London [Stansted, Luton, Gatwick or Heathrow airports] to Dublin and then by bus or private transfer to Wexford [130kms]. Or, from selected UK regional airports.

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Programme O'Reilly Theatre, Wexford Opera House

Ein Wintermärchen (Goldmark)

2020 > October 20 | 23 | 26 | 29

Le Songe d’une nuit d’été (Thomas)

2020 > October 21 | 24 | 27 November 01

Edmea (Catalani)

2020 > October 22 | 25 | 28 | 31

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