28 Oct 2005
Brisk and bracing march through some preposterous plotting
[Daily Telegraph, 28 October 2005]
Rupert Christiansen reviews the Wexford Festival Opera
Here in Wexford it's the best of times, the worst of times. The best, inasmuch as the opera festival's new artistic director, the American conductor-administrator David Agler, looks like a thoroughly good thing, with a determination to incorporate native talent and sensibly broad ideas on repertory and casting. Agler's first programme gives one of the best seasons for years, and with the complete reconstruction of the old Theatre Royal likely to start sometime in 2006, the long-term outlook is optimistic.