Daring double bill is one of Wexford’s main attractions

L’Oracolo by Franco Leoni and Mala Vita (Wretched Life) by Umberto Giordano have been combined into a festival opener. It’s a brave call for David Agler in his penultimate festival as artistic director

7th October, 2018
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Susannah Biller and Mary Dunleavy in Dinner at Eight by Bolcom Pic: Cory Weaver

When I rang Wexford Festival Opera recently to see how things were coming along, I was told I would have to ring back, as everyone was at the first full rehearsal. For audiences, the festival starts with a blast of fireworks followed by curtain up on opening night, but for singers, musicians and stage managers it begins long before that. Yes, it’s that time of year again, and the clock is ticking down on Wexford’s...

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