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THE Wexford Festival Opera will raise the curtain on its 63rd event next week.
The campaign will highlight the many festivals and events taking place right around the island this autumn from the Dublin Festival Season (which includes Tiger Dublin Fringefest, the Dublin Theatre Festival, Open House Dublin and the Bram Stoker Festival), to Culture Night, the Belfast Festival at Queens, Wexford Festival Opera, Savour Kilkenny Food Festival, Cork Jazz Festival and the Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival.
Massenet was both appetizer and entree on the second night of Wexford Festival Opera's artistically triumphant 2013 season, a double bill of the 70-minute Therhe (1907) and the far briefer La Navarraise (1894).
He made his name with Katya Kabanova at Wexford Festival and later became director production for Scottish National Opera where he collaborated with the WNO on a Janacek cycle.
He joined Scottish Opera as a production assistant in 1970 and made his professional debut directing The Rake's Progress for the company in 1972, followed by Janacek's Katya Kabanova for the Wexford Festival.
Stewart, who now lives in Scotland where he's a Royal Schools of Music examiner, has worked with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Wexford Festival Opera, plus Howard Shore and John Williams on soundtracks of the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.
Jurowski made his international debut at the 1995 Wexford Festival, where he conducted Rimsky-Korsakov's May Night, and in September last year he proved he had the guts for such a high profile appointment with a punchy programme of Wagner and Mahler at LPO's Royal Festival Hall base.
The 54th anniversary of the Wexford Festival Opera takes place in southeast Ireland in October.
Soprano Chloe Wright has worked with the Garden Opera, Pavillion Opera and Opera Holland Park and the Wexford Festival Opera.
Norton's many credits include ``La Scala Milan'' and performing with every major opera company and ensemble in Ireland, including Oper Ireland, the Wexford Festival of Opera, The Opera Theatre Company and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.
FLY to the Wexford Festival Opera from Oct 17 to Nov 3 with Euroceltic Airways.