Sunday February 23, 2020

Murder and mayhem among Wexford’s newly-found gems

The fact that the festival continues to attract audiences from near and far, to discover opera that cannot be experienced anywhere else, is testimony to the attraction and durability of the Wexford brand

5th August, 2018
A scene from the world premiere of Dinner At Eight at Minnesota Opera in March 2017CORY WEAVER

It was a fantastical idea at the time, but 67 years later Wexford is the most identified name worldwide in Irish opera, famous for its staging of long-lost gems and a festival of true merit and international recognition.

Wexford’s achievements in the past decade have been nothing less than astonishing, not least the building of a new premises - now the National Opera House, which celebrates its tenth anniversary - and the scooping of a trio...

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