Ghosts, guilt and giggles: two contrasting Pocket Operas at Wexford Festival Opera

The opening weekend of Wexford Festival Opera 2022 offered not just three operas on the main stage of the National Opera House, but also a lunchtime recital, pop-up events around…

Félicien David’s Lalla-Roukh at Wexford Festival Opera: a forgotten gem

On 23rd September 1876, the ‘Occasional Notes’ column in The Musical World reported that after a performance of the opera Lalla-Roukh by Félicien David (1810-76), one of the musicians made…

Halévy’s La tempesta opens the 71st Wexford Festival Opera

“Be not afeard,” Caliban reassures the comic conspirators, Stephano and Trinculo, “This isle is full of noises,/ Sounds and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.”  Indeed, the whole…

Magic and Music: Wexford Festival Opera 2022 – in conversation with Rosetta Cucchi

Magicians and monsters, gods and ghosts, witches and the wonderous: the mysterious and the marvellous are woven into the fabric of opera, the music itself expressing the enigmatic and ineffable…

PwC announces extended new two-year sponsorship of Wexford Factory as 2022/23 Factory Artists are unveiled

The new participants of the Wexford Factory have been announced. The brainchild of Wexford Festival Opera’s (WFO) Artistic Director, Rosetta Cucchi, the Wexford Factory is a professional academy for young…