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Wexford Songfest at St. Iberius

My favorite recital venue, anywhere in the world, is St. Iberius Church on Main Street in Wexford, Ireland. Built in the eighteenth century and famed for is flawless acoustics, St. Iberius puts the singer and pianist practically in the lap of the audience. We sit there, rejoicing in the complete absence of any emotional distance […]

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Wexford Songfest at St. Iberius

My favorite recital venue, anywhere in the world, is St. Iberius Church on Main Street in Wexford, Ireland. Built in the eighteenth century and famed for is flawless acoustics, St. Iberius puts the singer and pianist practically in the lap of the audience. We sit there, rejoicing in the complete absence of any emotional distance […]

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In Ireland, a Midday Musicale

During the past week, I was in Ireland, attending Wexford Festival Opera. Wexford is a vibrant, welcoming town of around 20,000, located on Ireland’s southeast coast. Lots of Americans never get to that part of the country, sidetracked by the more dramatic scenery of the West—but they’re missing a great cultural destination. (For more on […]

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Herculanum in Wexford

Over the past decade‐plus, French conductor Jean‐Luc TIngaud has led many memorable productions at Wexford Festival Opera, which has an enviable reputation for unearthing obscure works and making a compelling case for them. Although he has conducted a wide range of repertoire internationally, Tingaud, who once served as Manuel Rosenthal’s assistant, is known as a […]

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