By Nicolas Quiroga
(Credit: Kristin Speed)
The Wexford Festival Opera has announced the final celebration of its 70th anniversary for a special one-night event at the National Concert Hall in Ireland.
The showcase, which is slated for August 26, 2022 will feature tenor Konu Kim, Irish soprano Celine Byrne, Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, and Irish bassist Juana Molloy. Music director Michele Mariotti will conduct the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the New Dublin Voices Chorus.
The artists will perform a program featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Gioachino Rossini’s Stabat Mater.
“This is the last firework of a very intense year of celebrations. Wexford Festival has toured in the main capital cities all over the world, presenting the four WFO Ambassadors: Ermonela Jaho, Angela
Meade, Mariangela Sicilia and Eleonora Buratto, who have conquered theatres globally with
their talent,” said Rosetta Cucchi, Artistic Director of Wexford Festival Opera, in an official press statement. “After this long tour WFO wants to end the celebration at home with a great mix of national and international artists, to reaffirm that art and music are born from union and cooperation.”