Risurrezione at Wexford Festival Opera. Photograph: Clive Barda

Medea ** Some things are more meaningfully understood for what they are not rather than what they are. Brexit is about a Britain that’s not in the E(...)

Fiona Shaw: “What we are trying to find is the opera behind the opera”

September 13th Driving across the bridge; the two Pugin steeples; in minutes we are swallowed by Wexford’s streets. The corridors of the opera house (...)

Peter OReilly, Benjamin Russell and Christopher Cull in    Benjamin Britten’s opera ‘Owen Wingrave’. Photograph: Frances Marshall

Opera in the cinema may be all the rage. But opera on television has a much longer history, dating back to the earliest days of the medium in the 1930(...)

Fiona Shaw in Medea in 2002. Photograph: Abbey Theatre

A new version of Medea, the return of Foroni, and a Tolstoy adaptation are the main highlights of Wexford Festival Opera’s programme for 2017. The b(...)

Norman Garrett in Koanga. Photograph: Clive Barda

Koanga Wexford Festival Opera **   Wexford Festival Opera seems to be on something of a Delius crusade. The successful 2012 p(...)

Review: The Rape of Lucretia
  • Stage
  • September 8, 2014, 12:00

The Rape of LucretiaWexford Opera House*** In a brief manifesto, the new Irish Youth Opera company notes how discussion of opera in Ireland traditiona(...)