Covid can’t stop Culture as this year Wexford Festival Opera and the National Opera House will present an online performance of the final concert by the singers of the WEXFORD FACTORY, a young artist development programme for young Irish/Irish-based singers which is currently underway in the run up to the Festival which opens on Sunday 11 October.
Capturing the glorious acoustics of the National Opera House, viewers will be able to enjoy the performances of these young singers from the comfort of their own home. You can view this performance for free on the Wexford Festival Opera YouTube Channel on Friday, 18 September at 7:30PM.
At the moment the National Opera House is bustling with excitement as the Wexford Factory students continue their masterclasses and begin to rehearse for the 69th Festival. As the National Opera House is not open to the public, the Festival has been posting videos daily on their YouTube channel so audiences can have a sneak-peak into all that is going on behind closed doors. Everyone is invited to follow the journey of these 14 Irish/Irish-based singers and all the activity on the Festival’s YouTube Channel. Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a moment!
This year due to government restrictions, Wexford Festival Opera is presenting a reimagined, online free-to-view Festival, ‘Waiting for Shakespeare… The Festival in the Air’, which will still encompass many of the artistic ambitions already set by Artistic Director Rosetta Cucchi earlier in the year. The Festival will now run for eight consecutive days, from Sunday, 11 October until Sunday, 18 October. For more information about this year’s Festival visit: www.wexfordopera.com
Wexford Festival Opera would like to thank the Arts Council, Wexford County Council, Fáilte Ireland/Ireland’s Ancient East and the Festival’s Friends, sponsors and donors. It is only through their invaluable support that Wexford Festival Opera can, in turn continue to reach out on a global scale to enrich, entertain and enlighten audiences during these uncertain times.