Wexford hits high Cs in A+ festival

Wexford Festival Opera sails the high Cs every year in search of long-lost treasure. This year it trawled almost unfathomable depths and netted a couple of gems, which it restored to pristine conditio

30th October, 2011
Gianni di Parigi by Donizetti at Wexford Opera House Photo: Clive Barda

Wexford Festival Opera sails the high Cs every year in search of long-lost treasure. This year it trawled almost unfathomable depths and netted a couple of gems, which it restored to pristine condition.

La Cour de Célimène by Ambroise Thomas proved a beguilingly picturesque production of an opéra comique with Merry Widow undertones. The spectacular stage setting presented us with an enormous tilted gilt frame, which accentuated the frivolity of the operatic action within. The...

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