Opera Night Saturday 1 August 2020
Soprano Sonya Yoncheva takes on the riveting title role. As her father, Miller, the legendary Plácido Domingo adds another baritone role to his extensive repertoire. Tenor Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo, Alexander Vinogradov as Count Walter, and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Wurm round out the illustrious cast, and Bertrand de Billy conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (Sonya Yoncheva and Piotr Beczala in Luisa Miller. Photo Chris Lee, Metropliltan Opera)
The 2019 Wexford Opera Festival exclusive concert performance of The Veiled Prophet by the Irish composer Charles Villiers Stanford, presented in association with Heritage Music Productions, headed by international pianist and Irish music specialist, Una Hunt. This performance marked the first time the opera was sung in English since it's performances in Hanover in 1881 in german. The cast features Thomas D Hopkinson as Caliph Mahadi, Simon Mechlinski as Mokanna, Sinead Campbell-Wallace as Zelica, Mairéad Buicke as Fatima, Gavan Ring as Azim, John Molloy as Abdullah and Dominick Felix as a young watchman. David Brophy conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of the Wexford Festival Opera.
(First broadcast 9th November 2019)