What the Doctor Ordered - Wexford Festival Opera
The History Press
What the Doctor Ordered, the first encyclopaedia of its kind on Wexford Festival Opera, is an A to Z of the festival's history from its foundation in 1951 to the present day.
It includes entries for all of the 154 operas staged since the founding of the event, together with cast lists and almost 1,000 entries for many of the singers, conductors, producers, designers and recitalists who have taken part over the years.
A special feature of the book is a number of guest essays by some of the key figures of the festival such as the founder himself, Dr T.J. Walsh. Through the memories and insights of the guest essayists, the readers can get a taste of the enduring magic of the festival.
Well complemented with many fine photographs, it is a compact guide for any lover of opera, and should serve as an ideal reference source to this most enchanting festival.