Festival favourites, including lunchtime recitals in St Iberius Church and the National Opera House, also make a return as do the popular pop-up events. These involve festival artists appearing in spontaneous music and theatrical moments in unexpected locations around Wexford.
A highlight of the festival each year is the Gala Concert, which features a collection of favourite party pieces from members of the Festival Company.
Alongside the music there will be a programme of talks, lectures, film screenings and the exuberant opening night fireworks on Wexford’s river front.
With its maze of medieval streets, Wexford is a picturesque and fascinating town to visit. And beyond the town, there is much more to explore in County Wexford including gorgeous beaches, imposing stately manors and castles, ancient islands and the immersive Irish National Heritage Park.
Booking for Wexford Festival Opera is now open.