1. Le Roi malgré lui by Emmanuel Chabrier - Cast & Creative Team - Wexford Festival Opera 2012


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    Best Available Seating 25 October - Booking on www,wexfordopera.com A behind the scenes look at the upcoming production of Le Roi malgrè lui at the 61st Wexford Festival Opera; with behind the scenes footage as well as interviews with Jean-Luc Tingaud (Conductor), Thaddeus Strassberger (Director), Liam Bonner (Henri de Valois), Mercedes Arcuri (Minka), Luigi Boccia (Comte de Nangis) and Nathalie Paulin (Alexina). Being king isn’t easy but it’s even harder when you are a dissolute French aristocrat sent by your domineering mother – Queen Catherine of Medici, no less – to rule over an unwelcoming foreign populace! Feeling exiled in Poland, Henri, our reluctant king, is consumed by nostalgia for all things French. The frigid weather, the dreary fashion, the drab palace – none of it is to his liking! As he attempts not to be crowned King of Poland the production takes a rapturous ride through all things French, from Louis XVI’s glittering royal court at Versailles to the long sultry summers of St Tropez and the sophisticated nightlife of Monte Carlo in the 1960s. Written in 1884, Le Roi malgré lui (‘The King in Spite of Himself’) had an ill-starred stage history, but its lively and melodic musical score was a success from the outset and was greatly admired by Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky. With vocal fireworks, comedic cunning, an exuberant chorus and lively dances, all driven by a clever orchestral score, this production captures the essence of Chabrier’s satirically witty comic opera. Tickets: €25 - €130

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    • Welcome to The Inlet...


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      The Inlet is a holiday cottage near the Wexford Coast in Ireland. This video of stills from the area was made for the website, www.wexfordinlet.com. Set in a beautiful coastal area, The Inlet is the holiday accommodation attached to An Nead House.

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      • GAA Handball AISD Final 60x30 2011: Mayo in Focus


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        Mayo's Dessie Keegan and Joe McCann plan to take the All Ireland Senior Softball DOubles crown back to Mayo and prepare to take on Wexford in the decider at Williamstown. Here we focus on the Ballaghadereen duo as they get ready for their biggest challenge yet!

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        • FIONA & ADRIAN


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          From the first moment in the morning during preparation till the last minute at night during the dancing this couple were loving, caring and fantastic hosts to all involved in their amazing day. The ceremony was held in the small village of Moageer in Co. Wexford, and the reception was then help in Ballykealy Manor in Carlow where the staff and especially management were extremely friendly and very helpful.

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          • GAA Handball AISD Final 2011: Wexford in Focus


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            GAA Handball Ireland focus on the Wexford duo of Barry Goff and Colin Keeling as they bid to take the prestigious M Donnelly crown to Wexford for the first time since 2000.

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            • Gianni di Parigi by Gaetano Donizetti - Wexford Festival Opera 2011


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              23, 29 October, 2 & 5 November www.wexfordopera.com It’s a good idea to know the woman you’re going to marry – and it’s a clever woman who sees what the man’s getting up to! Donizetti is one of the most frequently-performed composers at Wexford and Gianni di Parigi is the fifteenth of his operas to be staged during the sixty years of the Festival. It is one of Donizetti’s least-known works and was written in 1831 in a fruitless attempt to get a well-known singer to perform it in Paris so as to make Donizetti’s name better known. The first performance was to be a pirated one in La Scala in 1839, put on against Donizetti’s wishes. The story of Gianni di Parigi derives from a popular 15th century romans de chevalerie about the heir to the throne of France, the Dauphin. He is betrothed to the Princess of Navarre, but they have never met, and he wants to see her for himself before they get married, to find out if she is really as good and beautiful as he has been told. So he disguises himself as a wealthy burgher and goes to an inn which the Princess has reserved for herself and her entourage on their journey to Paris for her marriage. The disguised Dauphin insists on staying at the inn himself, bribes the innkeeper, commandeers the food and drink and is then able to ask the Princess to dine with him. The Princess sees through the plot and is well aware of the burgher’s true identity, but she thinks highly of his enterprise, goes along with the ruse and all ends very happily.

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              • Our lady's Island - 18/02/2015


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                Great session in Wexford with 22-25 knots. Riders: Daniel Mikus, Alex Niznik Music: Every Day Is A Saturday - Pronobozo

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                • Microlight Flight over Co Wexford Ireland/Pentax K-7


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                  Went for a quick spin round the airfield in the passanger seat of my brother's microlight. We did one touch and go landing, and then came around again to put it on the ground. It was very turbulent on the final approach due to a wind coming across a stand of trees. Shot using a Pentax K-7 with a Pentax 14mm F2.8 lens in September 2009. Some nice views of the Wexford countryside at the end of a late harvest.

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                  • 45 Challenge with Penrith Gaels, Sydney - Part One


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                    The 45 Challenge visits Penrith Gaels at a training session in the Waverley Oval in Sydney. See attempts here from players from Wicklow, Wexford, Roscommon, Mayobridge in Down, Mayfield in Cork, Derrylaughan in Tyrone and Glenulllin in Derry. But don't worry about the standard of kicking because the best is yet to come. Watch out for Part Two... A production and a bit of craic from Jerome Quinn Media.

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                    • Week 2 of Rehearsals - Wexford Festival Opera 2012


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                      Some behind the scenes footage from week 2 of rehearsals of Wexford Festival Opera 2012 24 October - 4 November 2012 www.wexfordopera.com

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