Wexford Festival Opera is currently taking place, and it is celebrating its 70th anniversary!

Shakespeare in the heart’ is the theme chosen by the new Artistic Director Rosetta Cucchi to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the festival.

It is running until this Sunday, the 31st of October.

For nearly 70 years the Festival has breathed new life into forgotten masterpieces, establishing a reputation for high-quality productions that, every year, bring thousands of opera-lovers flocking to Wexford from all over the world.

But it hasn’t stopped there. Since Tom Walsh first guided the Festival to international success, Wexford Festival Opera has been blessed with a succession of talented and passionate artistic directors, all of whom balanced tradition with bold innovation. Over the years the Festival has championed the works of Donizetti, having staged more of his operas than any other opera company in the world outside his native Bergamo, sparked a Massenet revival, included a variety of daytime events to compliment the evening operas and established an international reputation both for attracting and for making major stars.

With these accolades, you’d have to go see!

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