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Performance on 3

Synopsis

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EtaisRoi Sean Raf fery introduces Wexford Festival Opera's new production of Adolphe Adam 's opera comique. Set in Goa, this is the tale of Zephoris, a young fisherman, who is granted his wish to be king for a day after he rescues a beautiful girl from drowning. Amid magic potions and raging battles he triumphs againstthe evil Prince Kadoorto win the hand of the girl he has rescued, Princess Nemea.
Wexford Festival Opera Chorus, National
Symphony of Ireland, conductor David Agler Adoiphe Adam SiJ 'Etais Roi Actl
8.55 Twenty Minutes: Adoiphe Adam Elaine Padmore looks at the life of the composer of Giselle and countless operas.
9.15 Act 2
10.00 Twenty Minutes: a Forgotten Diary Declan Kiberd unearths neglected writings of the politician Wolfe Tone , who led a failed uprising against the English in 1798, and argues that he should be celebrated not as a po-faced nationalist icon but as a witty, observant writer.
10.20 Act 3

Contributors

Unknown: Etaisroi Sean Raf
Unknown: Adolphe Adam
Conductor: David Agler
Conductor: Adoiphe Adam Sij
Unknown: Adoiphe Adam
Unknown: Elaine Padmore
Unknown: Declan Kiberd
Unknown: Wolfe Tone
Zephoris: Joseph Calleja (tenor)
Nemea: Iwona Hossa (soprano)
LeRoi: Roberto Accurso (baritone)
Pifear: Darren Abrahams (tenor)
Zelide: Tereza Matlova (soprano)
Kadoor: Igor Morozov (baritone)
Zizel: Nicola Alaimo (baritone)
Bayadere: Fiona O'Reilly (soprano)

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