Wexford Festival Opera Announces Updates to its Programme

Updates to this year's Festival programme have been announced.

Japanese soprano Yasko Sato will sing the role of Teodora in Il bravo by Saverio Mercandte. She replaces, the previously announced Clarissa Costanzo, who has had to withdraw.

Leslie Dala, assistant conductor of Dinner at Eight, will conduct Vivaldi's The Four Seasons as re-composed by Max Richter, part of the Chorus and Orchestra Concert, on Sunday 4 November at 3 p.m. in the National Opera House.

The line-up for the popular lunchtime recitals held in St. Iberius Church has been announced as follows:

Oct 20 - Dorothea Spilger, mezzo soprano, Germany

Oct 23 - Ekaterina Bakanova, soprano, Russia and Simon Mechlinski, baritone, Poland

Oct 24 - Richard Cox, tenor, USA

Oct 25 - Sharon Carty, mezzo soprano, Ireland

Oct 26 - Gustavo Castillo, baritone, Venezuela

Oct 27 - Susannah Biller, soprano, USA - SOLD OUT

Oct 30 - Gemma Summerfield, soprano, UK

Oct 31 - Brett Polegato - baritone, Canada

Nov 1 - Francesca Tiburzi - soprano, Italy

Nov 2 - Joo Won Kang - baritone, South Korea

The 50-minute Lunchtime Recitals are an integral part of the daytime programme and offer a unique opportunity to hear the principal artists of the Festival perform their favourite repertoire in the intimate and informal setting of the beautiful 18th-century St. Iberius Church.

The 67th Wexford Festival Opera will run over 17 days, beginning Friday, 19 October and running until Sunday, 4 November 2018. For details of the full programme, casting and booking tickets, visit. www.wexfordopera.com.

The 67th Wexford Festival Opera is supported by grants from the Arts Council, Wexford County Council and Fáilte Ireland/Ireland's Ancient East.

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