Wexford Festival Opera
Stay At The Riverside Park Hotel
Book into the 4 Star Riverside Park Hotel and enjoy one of the world’s leading opera festivals. When Compton Mackenzie, the renowned novelist and founder of Gramophone magazine, suggested to Tom Walsh that he stage an opera in Wexford, few could have imagined where the idea would lead. But since the first ‘Festival of Music and the Arts’ took place in October 1951, Wexford Festival Opera has grown into one of the world’s leading opera festivals. In 2017 Wexford Festival Opera won Best Festival at the International Opera Awards.
Wexford Festival Opera 2022
For 2022, the program will be built around the theme of Magic & Music and will feature three main stage operas, two Pocket Opera / Opera beag, a new commissioned opera by our 2022 Artist-in-Residence Conor Mitchell, and after hours Cabaret des Artistes. There will also be an exciting series of Pop-Up events; III° edition of the Wexford Factory and a production of “Cinderella” written by the 16 year old composer Alma Elizabeth Deutscher.
The Festival’s success is due in no small part to Wexford itself and the hundreds of local, dedicated volunteer force who complete the Wexford experience. For nearly 70 years the Festival has breathed new life into forgotten masterpieces, establishing a reputation for high-quality productions that, every year, bring thousands of opera-lovers flocking to Wexford from all over the world. Every year at Festival time the streets, pubs and restaurants are abuzz with excitement, and the warm welcome waiting from an army of Festival volunteers keeps opera-lovers coming back year after year.
Why Stay With Us?
As our guest at the 4 star Riverside Park Hotel in Wexford, you will enjoy rooms that are contemporary in style and generous in size. Choose from our range of luxurious standard rooms, balcony rooms or indulge in one of our couples deluxe suites. During your stay with us enjoy complimentary use of our leisure club which includes an indoor heated swimming pool and a fully equipped gymnasium. Enjoy the Alamo Steakhouse for prime Irish steaks, The Moorings for more intimate dining or The Prom Bar overlooking the River Slaney for its extensive bar menu.