Wexford Festival Announces 2019 Main Stage Operas

By Francisco Salazar

Wexford Festival Opera has announced the three main evening operas for the 68th Festival in 2019.

The festival announced that “Der Freischütz” by Weber, “Adina” by Rossini, in a co-production with Pesaro, and “Don Quichotte” by Massenet will be the works performed throughout the festival.

The Festival will open on Oct. 22, 2019 and run for 13 consecutive days, closing on Nov. 3, 2019. The 2019 event will include 12 main evening opera performances as well as a one-night-only exclusive concert performance of “The Veiled Prophet” by the Irish composer Charles Villiers Stanford.

There will also be a full daytime programme of ShortWorks, recitals, and lectures, details of which will be announced in the New Year.

The Wexford Festival is known for presenting unknown works as well as rediscovering old classics that are rarely performed. This past year the festival programmed “Il Bravo,” ‘Don Pasquale” and “La Fanciulla del West.”