Every year Wexford’s World famous festival opera starts with a dramatic fireworks display along Wexford’s seafront. Today the Quays were packed with about 25,000 people to watch a magnificent display masterminded as usual by Wexford’s own KC Whelan to mark the start of the 57th Wexford Festival Opera. What surprises me is that it has never been webcast or it's not available on Youtube. Given the dramatic atmosphere on the night I think its something that should be shared. In an effort to reverse this I've uploaded footage of Fireworks 'O8.
There are few public fireworks displays in Ireland so Wexford’s annual display proves a favourite with the locals. It started at about 6.30 and lasted 15 minutes. Click the attached videos for the highlights and enjoy. If you like what you see come to Wexford next year for Festival Opera 2009 and enjoy the full display!
The opera music in the background was simultaneously played on South East Radio. This years opreas are "The Snow Maiden", "The Mines of Sulphur" & "Tutti In Maschera". The festival ends on Sunday November 2nd.