Randall Shannon Appointed Executive Director of Wexford Festival Opera

Randall Shannon

Randall Shannon Appointed Executive Director of Wexford Festival Opera

Festival now in its 70th year.

Wexford Festival Opera (WFO) has announced the appointment of Randall Shannon to the role of Executive Director. Shannon has been working with WFO as interim CEO since February, when he began the role following the resignation of David McLoughlin who held role for thirteen years. 

Shannon began his career in music as an orchestral musician in London before branching into a career in arts management. He has worked with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Opera Theatre Company, Opera Northern Ireland and Buxton International Festival as CEO and served as an interim CEO with Opera Theatre Company. Shannon also acted as Opera Advisor to the Arts Council between 2007 and 2020.

Commenting on the appointment, WFO chair Mary Kelly said:

Randall joins us as Executive Director in our 70th anniversary year at an exciting time when we can welcome live audiences to enjoy opera, music and the festival atmosphere in Wexford once again. We are delighted to be working with him and look forward to his leadership for the future.

WFO takes place this year from 19 to 31 October. For further information and tickets, visit: www.wexfordopera.com.

Published on 9 September 2021

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