Wexford Festival Opera
24th October - 5th November
This remains one of the world’s most remarkable Opera Festivals – Genuinely festive on stage and off. The performances are staged in a exquisite theatre “The Wexford Opera House” in the centre of Wexford town.
The warmth and intimacy of the town, the numerous fringe exhibitions, crafts, swinging and singing pubs, all add to make the festival an unforgettable event. Renowned for the unique programme, the warm welcome and sense of excellence, makes Wexford Festival Opera the special thing you do this year. To view the 2023 Wexford Opera Festival Event Guide Click Here
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2023 Operas – Women & War
Women & War is the theme for Festival 2023, the fruition of a long-held concept of Artistic Director Rosetta Cucci, who is intrigued to delve into the implications of this theme in opera. Each of the chosen operas highlights a different aspect of the struggles faced by women: conflict, prejudice and in making their voices heard. Three very different female characters, each fighting for something:
Zoraida in Zoraida di Granata is in a political fight against her destiny;
Olga in L’Aube rouge is struggling to change a nihilistic partner; and
Rosetta in La Ciociara is fighting for survival for herself and daughter.
Women & War Operas
2023 Wexford Festival Opera
Zoraida di Granata
24th , 27th, 31st October, 3rd November
A modern premiere, Zoraida di Granata follows the experience of a woman drawn into war against her will, in a battle to save her love.
25th, 29th October, 1st, 4th November
A group of anarchists gather in St Petersburg to lament the state of the nation. Their group leader has died in prison, and they decide that the charismatic Serge Markariev, should take his place.
26th, 28tn October, 2nd, 5th November
The opera opens in Rome in the middle of World War Two. Widowed shopkeeper Cesira shuts up her shop and then is forced against her will, to sleep with Giovanni, a dealer in black market goods. In e...