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PODCAST: The Origins of the Wexford Opera Festival

In 1951 the first Wexford Opera Festival was staged in the Theatre Royal in Wexford town. It began as an informal gathering of friends listening to gramophone music developed into one of Europe’s leading classical music events.

In 2008, funded by Wexford Co. Council, we recorded those instrumental in the foundation of an Opera Study Circle in 1950 and the voices you will hear on the podcast include:

Eithne Scallan; Marie Fane; Judy Sinnott; Peter McGuire; Charlotte Hendrick; Annie Murphy; Mairead Furlong; John and Nancy Sherwood; Hlen Skrine; Mairtin McCullough; Jimmy O’Connor; Dr. Nora Liddy; James Golden; Dr. Tom Walsh.

Find further information on the Wexford Opera Oral History Collection here. 

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