22 Oct 2008
Tutti in maschera, Wexford Opera House, Ireland
By Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 21 October 2008]
With just three operas per festival, unveiled on consecutive nights at the start, Wexford quickly knows whether it has notched up a vintage year or an ordinary one. With the new opera house stealing much of the limelight, the 58th festival may go down as the most successful of all. Everyone has commented not just on the building’s intimacy and immaculate sightlines, but also on how finely finished it is: there have been no inaugural hitches.