Incoming Artistic Director Rosetta Cucchi announces her 2020 programme inspired by William Shakespeare and the launch of the Wexford Factory Academy for young Irish singers

2020 marks the inaugural Festival for Rosetta Cucchi as Wexford Festival
Opera’s Artistic Director. To date only seven previous Artistic
Directors have programmed the Festival over its 68-year history. Today
Rosetta Cucchi announced her first exciting programme for 2020. 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.