Wexford expands to meet ‘unprecedented demand’

Ireland’s 2017 Wexford Festival will last 18 days, not 12, following a box-office bonanza.

And this year’s operas at this ever-out-of-the-ordinary fest:

Félicien David Herculanum; 

Samuel Barber Vanessa;

Donizetti Maria de Rudenz and Il Campanello;

Vaughan Williams Riders to the Sea;

William Walton The Bear.

Details here.


press release: With unprecedented demand for tickets for this year’s Wexford Festival Opera, the board of Wexford Festival Trust have announced that they will expand the 2017 Festival from 12 to 18 days, running across three weekends, for the first time since 2008, with next year’s 66th Festival opening on Thursday 19 October and closing on Sunday 5 November.  Full details of the daytime and evening performance schedule for the 2017 Festival will be announced later this year.

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  • It’s actually the 2017 Festival that has expanded to 18 days. This year’s Festival is 12 days and runs from Wed 26 Oct through Sun 6 Nov 2016.

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