Daniela Barcellona, Niklay Zemlianskikh, Karen Garde Azabal, Jennifer Davis Headline Wexford Opera Festival’s 2022 Season

By David Salazar

The Wexford Festival Opera has announced its 2022 showcase, which kicks off on Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 6, 2022.

The season opens with “La Tempesta” by Halévy. The work will star Niklay Zemlianskikh, Hila Baggio, Giiorgi Manoshvili, Andrew Morstein, Jade Phoenix, Rory Musgrave, Conor Prendiville, Richard Shaffrey, and Emma Jüngling.

Roberto Catalano will direct the opera with Francesco Cilluffo conducting.

Performance Dates: Oct. 21–Nov. 3, 2022

Félicien David’s “Lalla Rookh” will star Karen Garde Azabal, Pablo Bemsch, Lorcan Cranitch, Ben McAteer, Emyr Wyn Jones, Thomas D. Hopkins, and Niamh O’Sullivan. David Angus conducts a production directed by Orpha Phelan.

Performance Dates: Oct. 22—Nov. 4, 2022

Dvorak’s “Armida” will get a production by Dmitry Bertman. Norbert Baxa conducts a cast starring Jozef Benci, Jennifer Davis, Stanislav Kuflyuk, Jan Hynk, Rory Dunne, Gerard Schneider, Josef Moravec, Sean Boylan, Andrii Kharlamov, and Libuse Santorisova.

Performance Dates: Oct. 23–Nov. 5, 2022

There will also be two daytime pocket operas, including “The Master.” Conor Hanratty directs.

Performance Dates: Oct. 22–Nov. 5, 2022

The other daytime pocket opera will be “The Spectre Knight.” Sinéad O’Neill directs.

Performance Dates: Oct. 23–Nov. 5, 2022

Alma Deutscher’s “Cinderella” will be performed by Megan O’Neill, Ami Hewitt, Corina Ignat, Hannah O’Brien, Leah Redmond, Emily Hogart, Sara Luthrell, Michael Bell, Peter Lidbetter, and Deirdre Arratoon. Giuseppe Montesano conducts while Davide Gasparro directs.

Performance Dates: Oct. 26–Nov. 4, 2022

The company will also present “The Selenites,” a new commission by Artist-in-Residence Conor Mitchell.

Performance Dates: Oct. 26–Nov. 6, 2022

Daniela Barcellona will also lead a “Gala with Orchestra.” Alessandro Vitiello conducts the Wexford Festival Orchestra.

Performance Dates: Oct. 27, 2022

There will also be a Gala Concert.

Performance Dates: Nov. 1, 2022

Audiences will also get a chance to check out several Pop-Up Events and an “Impossible interview” with Michael Dervan and Harry Houdini. Finally, the popular Lunchtime Recitals will also take place throughout the festival.