A Quick Guide to Wexford Festival Opera

A scene from Frederick Delius' 'A Village Romeo and Juliet'

A Quick Guide to Wexford Festival Opera

Wexford Festival Opera – which opened on Wednesday and runs until next Saturday 4 November – has uploaded several videos over the past two weeks that provide a quick guide to this year’s operas.

On L’arlesiana by Franceso Cilèa, Director David Angus explains: ‘Wexford does slightly unknown pieces, and you never quite know what you’re going to get… This piece is top class. I’ve got no idea why it isn’t done all the time.’

Below, Frederick Delius’ A Village Romeo and Juliet is introduced by conductor, director and cast, while David Stuttard, Technical Director of the Festival, provides an insight into the technical aspects of the production .

And finally, Le Roi malgrè lui by Emmanuel Chabrier – ‘One man’s epic journey to not become king!’  – is introduced by director and cast, followed by a brief overview of the story by broadcaster and writer Ian Fox.

For the full programme, visit wexfordopera.com

Published on 26 October 2012

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