Wexford Festival Opera today was nominated in two major categories for the highly prestigious International Opera Awards: Best Festival, alongside other leading international opera festivals including Aix-en-Provence, Glyndebourne, and Santa Fe; and Best Rediscovered Work for Wexford’s production last year of Mascagni’s Guglielmo Ratcliff.
In addition, two artists from last year’s Festival were also nominated. South Africa soprano Nozuko Teto, who sang in the Delius opera, Koanga, was nominated in the Best Young Female Singer category, and Fabio Ceresa, who directed Guglielmo Ratcliff, was nominated in the Best Young Director category. Fabio Ceresa will return to Wexford this autumn to direct Maria de Rudenz by Donizetti.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday 15 May which will be held in London. Further details on www.operaawards.org
Priority booking for the 65th Wexford Festival Opera is currently open. General booking opens on Saturday, 19 March. Bookings can be made online at www.wexfordopera.com or by ringing or calling into the box-office at the National Opera House Monday-Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on +353 (0)53 912 2144.
The 65th Wexford Festival Opera is supported by grants from the Arts Council, Fáilte Ireland, and Wexford County Council.