The programme for the 72nd Wexford Opera Festival centres around the theme of Women and War, with each chosen work highlighting a different aspect of the struggles women face; in conflict, fighting prejudice and in making their voices heard. 

The three mainstage operas are:  

  • A modern premiere of Zoraida di Granata by G. Donizetti 1822 in co production with the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo  
  • French rarity L’Aube rouge by Camille Erlanger 1911  
  • La Ciociara 2015, in a new orchestration for WFO by original composer Marco Tutino   
  • The return of the Wexford Factory – including performances of  L’italiana in Algeri  
  • Pocket Operas/ Opera Beag: La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti 1840and Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini 1918