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ONCE UPON A TIME IN WEXFORD - HISTORY OF THE WEXFORD OPERA FESTIVAL

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 A FUN WAY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE TO EXPLORE OPERA (SCHOOL RESOURCE)

Once Upon a Time in Wexford

Wexford Education Support Centre are delighted that a fun new resource for children and young people is now available which captures some of the fun and magic that is Wexford Festival Opera, including a Virtual Tour of the theatre in the National Opera House.

Once Upon a Time in Wexford is written by Elizabeth McKiernan and Lucy Small, and takes you on a journey from the origins of the Wexford Festival Opera, through its unique traditions and shows children and young people, that opera is for everyone.

After researching and writing a history of the festival for children and sourcing images and historical texts, Elizabeth McKernan and Lucy Small engaged artist Mirona Mara who designed stunning, colourful illustrations for the interactive slideshow to create a visual and auditory feast. They worked alongside stage director Roberto Recchia to ensure that Once Upon a Time in Wexford is an interactive and fun experience and a reminder to young readers that opera has something to offer everyone.

Like some of our favourite stories, it opens with Once Upon A Time…

In this historic location, two doctors, a postman and a hotel owner created what is now an international opera festival.

Ove six fun and interactive chapters take a step back in time and behind the scenes of this internationally renowned festival

 

ONCE UPON A TIME…

Once Upon a Time in Wexford captures the Magic and fun of the Wexford Opera Festival.

Written by Elizabeth McKiernan and Lucy Small, it takes you on a journey from the origins of the Wexford Festival Opera, through its unique traditions and shows children and young people, that opera is for everyone.

Once Upon a Time in Wexford is both an educational and fun way to relate the essence of the Wexford Festival Opera to a young audience.

An interactive slideshow with stunning, original illustrations by Mirona Mara, sound clips, fun facts and a description of opera and opera voices, it is a visual and auditory feast.

Like some of our favourite stories, it opens with Once Upon A Time…

In this historic location, two doctors, a postman and a hotel owner created what is now an international opera festival.

The scene is now set, the year is 1951; let the magic begin…

CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS OPERA?

What is opera image and link to presentation

Download What is Opera presentation.

CHAPTER 2: DR TOM WALSH AND THE FIRST FESTIVAL

Download Dr. Tom Walsh and the First Festival presentation.

CHAPTER 3: THE NATIONAL OPERA HOUSE

Download The National Opera House presentation.

CHAPTER 4: WEXFORD TRADITION

Download Wexford Traditions presentation.

CHAPTER 5: CHILDREN AND THE OPERA FESTIVAL

Download Children and the Opera Festival presentation.

CHAPTER 6: FANTASTIC FESTIVAL FACTS

Download Fantastic Festival Facts presentation.

Wexford Education Support Centre

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Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

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