Wexford Festival Opera To Stream Historic Performance of ‘The Veiled Prophet’

By David Salazar

The Wexford Festival Opera has made its historic performance of “The Veiled Prophet” available online.

Opera lovers can check out the opera by Irish composer Charles Villiers Standford via RTÉ Player.

The work was showcased during Wexford Festival Opera’s 2019 slate in association with Heritage Music Productions. The production represented the first-ever professional performance in English of work and the first complete presentation in 125 years.

The opera starred baritone Simon Mechliński in the title role alongside soprano Sinéad Campbell-Wallace, tenor Gavan Ring, mezzo-soprano Mairéad Buicke, and bass-baritone John Molloy. The production was conducted by David Brophy.

“The reawakening of ’The Veiled Prophet’ after an absence of more than a century fulfills a personal dream in seeing this magnificent opera spring back to life. Its launch on the RTÉ Player means it can now be appreciated and enjoyed by audiences around the world,” stated Producer Una Hunt in a press release.