The Year Of Opera

The People's Friend - - Her­itage -

The Fringe may have in­creased in size, but the EIF has grown in a dif­fer­ent way. Each year the pro­gramme has been var­ied and of the high­est qual­ity. Direc­tors have a huge re­spon­si­bil­ity here to main­tain the rep­u­ta­tion of the EIF and to add to it. Fer­gus Line­han took on the role in 2013 and I asked him about this chal­lenge.

“The big­gest chal­lenge is the open­ness of the brief. We cover many dif­fer­ent art forms, work of many dif­fer­ent scales and are pro­gram­ming from all over the world, and our aim is to con­tinue to de­liver more of the same in the fu­ture to as large and di­verse an au­di­ence as pos­si­ble. For 2017, if you ever wanted to dip your toe into the world of opera, this is the year to do it.”

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