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‘Wexford Factory’ to play key role in reimagined event

Opera Festival's free online offering set to be a global affair

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The members of the inaugural Wexford Factory, pictured at the National Opera House on Monday

The members of the inaugural Wexford Factory, pictured at the National Opera House on Monday

The members of the inaugural Wexford Factory, pictured at the National Opera House on Monday

Earlier this summer Wexford Festival Opera, had to take the difficult decision to reschedule the previously announced artistic programme to October 2021.

This is due to the ongoing worldwide uncertainty regarding the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions into the autumn, and in the best interests of the health and welfare of the Festival’s audiences, artists, staff, and volunteers.

However, the spirit which enabled a small provincial town to create a world-renowned opera festival continues to this day, inspiring Wexford, with the support and guidance of its board of directors, to develop a crisis-inspired formula by presenting a reimagined, online, free-to-view Festival.