Classical Notes: Wexford Festival Opera remains upbeat with time on its side
Pandemic or no pandemic, WFO is determined its 69th iteration will go ahead from October 20 to November 1
In these gloomy times there’s always Wexford Festival Opera to look forward to, isn’t there? The company is holding its breath and keeping its cards close to its chest for now – but you can bet there will be plenty of heart-stopping moments before the opera festival pulls up the curtain for its 69th festival of opera.
WFO is definitely full of fighting spirit and...
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