Friday February 21, 2020

Don Quichotte produces a thrilling spectacle in Wexford

3rd November, 2019
Goderdzi Janelidze and Aigul Akhmetshina in Don Quichotte by Massenet

Wexford Festival Opera opened its 68th season in sparkling form, and that’s not just for its traditional fireworks display, but the festival opener itself. Don Quichotte by French composer Jules Massenet proved itself an opera of quality that positively bristled with sumptuous music, superb singing and thrilling spectacle. Yes, it’s sentimental in old French opera tradition, but who cares – the opening night audience certainly didn’t.

The starburst finale...

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