Saturday 20 January 2018

Two Festival Opera bursaries

Wexford Festival Opera in association with PwC have awarded bursaries for two emerging young Irish opera singers to help contribute towards the many costs associated with furthering their careers.

The two artists are Dublin Soprano Rachel Croash and Connemara Baritone Rory Musgrave. Both have already collected an array of accolades reflecting their talent and both recipients have performed previously with Wexford Festival Opera. Rachel and Rory were selected based on their past performances at the Festival and their development as artists.

Commenting on the new partnership between the two organisations and the emerging artists, Wexford Festival Opera Chief Executive, David McLoughlin, said: 'We are delighted to welcome PwC to our portfolio of corporate partners. Leadership and investment from strong corporate partners such as PwC makes new and exciting artistic endeavours possible.

'Providing a platform for the best emerging talent on the national and international stage is a key part of the Wexford Festival Opera mission and it is hugely appropriate for PwC to partner with Wexford Festival Opera in the nurturing of young talent by supporting Rachel's and Rory's careers..

Meanwhile, booking for the 64th Wexford Festival Opera is now open. The Festival will run from 21 October - 1 November, 2015 with tickets for the evening performances from €25.

Rejection, jealousy and forbidden love are at the heart of the three mainstage operas on offer this year - Koanga by Frederick Delius, Guglielmo Ratcliff by Pietro Mascagni and Le Pré aux clercs by Ferdinand Hérold. In addition to the three mainstage operas, this year's programme also includes three daytime ShortWorks operas, concerts, lunchtime recitals, a gala concert, lectures and talks.

Tickets can be booked 24/7 at, by calling the box office at +353 (0)53 912 2144 or by calling into the National Opera House, Monday and Saturday, 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

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