Opera festival kicks off with a bang

Wexford Festival Opera, the country’s most popular international music event, will launch its 55th festival next Wednesday with a spectacular fireworks display at the town’s quayside.

21st October, 2006

More than 20,000 people, including many from abroad, are expected to attend. The festival has built an international reputation for quality productions of lesser known and historically interesting operas which are not part of the popular repertoire.

This year, the 12-day event faced a major challenge as the chosen operas had to be ‘tailored’ to the temporary Dun Mhuire theatre, and vice versa, because of the rebuilding of a €33 million theatre on the site of...

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