Tom Walsh's Opera: A History of the Wexford Festival, 1951-2004

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Four Courts, 2004 - History - 226 pages
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In 1951, the first ever Wexford Opera Festival (now known as 'Wexford Festival Opera') took place in a small town in the southeast corner of Ireland. What started out as an informal gathering of friends listening to gramophone music, developed into one of Europe's leading classical music events. T.J. Walsh, a medical doctor by profession and an amateur musician, was the man whose novel idea it was to start an opera festival from such humble beginnings. This book traces the history of the Festival, from its establishment up to the present day.

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An amateurish affair 19521955
The burden of carrying it on 19561959

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