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Saturday 24 August 2019

Wexford Sinfonia set for a wonderful afternoon of opera!

At the launch of Wexford Sinfonia’s Spring Concert in the National Opera House, from left: Mary Fox (secretary), Matt Seaver, Terri Murphy (orchestra leader), Annie O’Lionain, Keith Miller (chairman), Catherine Friend (PRO) and Liz Burns (Art Officer, Wexford County Council).
At the launch of Wexford Sinfonia’s Spring Concert in the National Opera House, from left: Mary Fox (secretary), Matt Seaver, Terri Murphy (orchestra leader), Annie O’Lionain, Keith Miller (chairman), Catherine Friend (PRO) and Liz Burns (Art Officer, Wexford County Council).

The word officially went out at County Hall last week that the people of Wexford are invited to an afternoon of opera as Wexford Sinfonia host their Opera Gala at The National Opera House on March 31.

Wexford Sinfonia was founded back in 1993 with Fergus Sheil as conductor, and now the group are delighted to welcome him back along with four extraordinary singers. Dublin native and soprano Amy Ní Fhearraigh has recently performed in 'Madame Butterfly', 'The Magic Flute' and 'This Hostel Life', as has fellow soprano Rachel Croash who joins her. The third singer is tenor Andrew Gavin who made his Irish International Opera debut last year as Curizo in 'The Marriage of Figaro'. Last but not least is bass baritone Robert McAllister who made his company debut as Luther in Offenbach's 'The Tales of Hoffmann in 2018'.

The instrumentalists performing in the show, professional, semi-professional and amateur players, draw from all over the South and South-East, and even come from as far afield as Dublin and Cork.

Among the pieces slated for this year's show are opera extracts from 'Bajazet', 'The Magic Flute', 'L'elisir d'amore', 'La cenerentola', 'La sonnambula', 'Roméo et Juliette' and many more.

Tickets are on sale through the National Opera House website starting from €20. We hope you enjoy our afternoon music extravaganza.

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