Samuel Barber Vanessa
Wexford Festival Opera
Nominated in the 'Best Opera' category - Irish Times Theatre Awards
'one of the best-staged productions in the history of this Irish festival'
'this magnificent, soaring Vanessa deserves a wider audience'
' a pitch perfect production'
'Rodula Gaitanou’s staging gets under the skin of the work poignantly, also finding more warmth and wit in the piece than most can have previously suspected.
'beautifully realised production makes the best possible case for Samuel Barber’s opera'
Set and Costume design: Cordelia Chisholm
Lighting design: Christopher Akerlind
Choreographer: Kyle Lang
Conductor: Timothy Myers
Vanessa: Claire Rutter
Erika: Carolyn Sproule
The Old Baroness: Rosalind Plowright
Anatol : Michael Brandenburg
The Old Doctor: James Westman
Nicholas: Pietro di Bianco
The Footman: Henry Grant Kerswell
Actors: Sean Banfield, Deirdre Finn, Hazel Reid, Liberty Henwick, Michael Conway
chorus of Wexford Festival Opera
chorus Master: Erol Girdlestone
Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera
performances: 27, 30 October 2, 5 November 2016