Wexford Festival Opera will go off with a bang later this month as the popular opening night fireworks display returns after a three-year absence.
The spectacular pyrotechnic show set to music has been one of the non-operatic highlights of the international opera festival, attracting thousands of spectators from all over the south-east to Wexford quay front on the first night.
There was disappointment when it had to be cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid.
With less than three weeks to go to the start of the opera festival, the organisers have confirmed that the popular fireworks show over Wexford harbour will resume this year on the opening night, Friday, October 21 and is expected to draw an even larger crowd than usual as it is taking place on a weekend night.
Wexford Festival Opera 2022 will be officially opened by the Mayor of Wexford Maura Bell at 7.15 pm on October 21 and the fireworks display, sponsored by Wexford County Council, will follow at 7.30pm. Details on traffic restrictions in the town on the opening night will be announced later.
Wexford Festival Opera will run this year from October 21 to November 6 with booking and information at wexfordopera.com.