Monday May 25, 2020

Classical notes: Wexford meets Margaretha

The Wexford Opera Festival, famed worldwide for unearthing long-lost and discarded jewels of the operatic kind, has almost hit the buffers with this year’s Margaretha

8th October, 2017
Alessandra Volpe will appear in Margaretha at Wexford Festival Opera

Even Wexford Festival Opera has never experienced anything like it. The festival, famed worldwide for unearthing long-lost and discarded jewels of the operatic kind, has almost hit the buffers with this year’s Margaretha by Jacopo Foroni, one of its three main productions along with Medea by Cherubini and Risurrezione by Alfano.

Here’s the problem – nobody, including conductor Tim Myers, has heard the music before. Even opera guru Ian Fox, normally one to...

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