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Wexford Opera Festival

27 Oct — 1 Nov 2019 | Tour Directors: John Bryden, John Redmill

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Tour Directors

Andrew Wilson portrait

John Redmill,

DipArch, FRIAI

architect and Honorary Vice President of the Irish Georgian Society

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Andrew Wilson portrait

John Bryden,

MA, ARCM, ARCO

international concert pianist and organist and classical music lecturer

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Heathrow 1345 on British Airways, arriving Dublin 1510. Transfer to Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford, for five nights. Welcome and introduction.

Day

2

Morning lecture introducing The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan, followed by orientation tour of Wexford. Free afternoon. Evening performance at Wexford Opera House: Stanford The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan (sung in concert).

The Veiled Prophet
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
Grand opera in five acts

Sung in English

Libretto by W. Barclay Squire after Moore
Conductor David Brophy

Day

3

Morning lecture introducing Don Quichotte followed by excursion to Waterford with its Viking remains, medieval walls, cobbled streets and colourful waterfront. Visits to include two Georgian cathedrals, Medieval Museum and Reginald’s Tower. Evening performance at Wexford Opera House: Massenet Don Quichotte.

Don Quichotte
Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Comédie-héroïque in five acts

Sung in French with English surtitles

Libretto by Henri Cain after Jacques Le Lorrain’s verse play Le chevalier de la longue figure (1904, after Miguel de Cervantes: Don Quixote).
Conductor Timothy Myers
Director Rodula Gaitanou

Day

4

Morning lecture introducing Dorilla in Tempe followed by visits to 1798 Rebellion Centre at Enniscorthy and Borris House (subject to confirmation). Evening performance at Wexford Opera House: Vivaldi Dorilla in Tempe.

Dorilla in Tempe
Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Melodramma eroico pastorale in three acts

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Libretto by Antonio Maria Lucchini
Conductor Andrea Marchiol
Director Fabio Ceresa

Day

5

Morning lecture introducing La cucina and Adina followed by lecture with John Redmill: At their Majesties’ Pleasure – the Royal Buildings of Ireland. Free time followed by afternoon festival ‘shortwork’ performance at the Clayton Whites Hotel: Bizet Le Docteur Miracle. Evening double-bill performance at Wexford Opera House: Andrew Synnott La cucina & Rossini Adina.

La cucina and Adina
Andrew Synnott (1970–) and Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

La cucina
Divertissement in one act
Libretto by Rosetta Cucchi

Adina
Farsa in one act
Libretto by Marchese Gherardo Bevilacqua-Aldobrandini

Conductor Michele Spoiit
Director Rosetta Cucchi

Day

6

Transfer to Dublin via Huntington Castle, Clonegall (time permitting). Depart Dublin 1535, arriving Heathrow 1700.

Tour Dates

27 Oct — 1 Nov 2019

Days

6

Cost

£2215

Tour Code

WEXF-19

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Testimonial

“I have been to the Wexford Festival before and always enjoyed it, but this ACE tour was especially wonderful … It will be long remembered with pleasure”

– ACE customer on a previous Wexford Opera Festival tour

Cost of £2215 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, two lunches, three dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £120.

 
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