Daniela Barcellona, ​​Niklay Zemlianskikh, Karen Garde Azabal and Jennifer Davis headline Wexford Opera Festival 2022 season


Wexford Festival Opera has announced its 2022 showcase, which will start on October 21 and run until November 6, 2022.

The season opens with “La Tempesta” by Halévy. The work will star Niklay Zemlianskikh, Hila Baggio, Giiorgi Manoshvili, Andrew Morstein, Jade Phoenix, Rory Musgrave, Conor Prendiville, Richard Shaffrey and Emma Jüngling.

Roberto Catalano will conduct the opera under the direction of Francesco Cilluffo.

Performance dates: Oct. 21–Nov. 3, 2022

Félicien David’s “Lalla Rookh” will star Karen Garde Azabal, Pablo Bemsch, Lorcan Cranitch, Ben McAteer, Emyr Wyn Jones, Thomas D. Hopkins and Niamh O’Sullivan. David Angus directs a production directed by Orpha Phelan.

Performance dates: Oct. 22—Nov. 4, 2022

Dvorak’s “Armida” will be directed by Dmitry Bertman. Norbert Baxa leads a cast with Jozef Benci, Jennifer Davis, Stanislav Kuflyuk, Jan Hynk, Rory Dunne, Gerard Schneider, Josef Moravec, Sean Boylan, Andrii Kharlamov and Libuse Santorisova.

Performance dates: Oct. 23–Nov. 5, 2022

There will also be two daytime paperback operas, including “The Master.” Conor Hanratty directs.

Performance dates: Oct. 22–Nov. 5, 2022

The other daytime pocket opera will be “The Specter Knight”. Sinéad O’Neill directs.

Performance dates: Oct. 23–Nov. 5, 2022

Alma Deutscher’s “Cinderella” will be performed by Megan O’Neill, Ami Hewitt, Corina Ignat, Hannah O’Brien, Leah Redmond, Emily Hogart, Sara Luthrell, Michael Bell, Peter Lidbetter and Deirdre Arratoon. Giuseppe Montesano conducts while Davide Gasparro conducts.

Performance dates: Oct. 26–Nov. 4, 2022

The company will also present “The Selenites”, a new commission from artist-in-residence Conor Mitchell.

Performance dates: Oct. 26–Nov. 6, 2022

Daniela Barcellona will also conduct a “Gala with orchestra”. Alessandro Vitiello conducts the Wexford Festival Orchestra.

Performance dates: October 27, 2022

There will also be a gala concert.

Performance dates: November 1, 2022

The public will also have the chance to discover several Pop-Up events and an “impossible interview” with Michael Dervan and Harry Houdini. Finally, the popular midday recitals will also take place throughout the festival.


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