Here is the finale from ‘The Memory Lingers On’ – presented as the final night of the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera by Tara Anne Byrne.
Here is the 1962 Season brochure from WIFLO. Click below to have a browse.
A look back into our WIFLO heritage today and the season brochure from the 1970 Festival, when the festival was truly international and it seemed to have more societies from outside the state competing. A […]
Back 39 years to 1979 today and the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera season brochure – have a look! Click below to browse.
Here is another one of those vintage WIFLO season Brochures – this time it’s from 1986. Have a browse below.
Here is the 1988 season brochure for the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera. Operettas were still dominating but a noticeable shift to the more modern show was noticeable this year. Click below to have […]
1989 – the year that De La Salle College represented Waterford in the Festival with ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying’. Have a browse below.
Here is the 1991 Season Brochure from the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera. No Waterford entry that particular year, but worth including for completeness. Click below to have a browse.
In 1996 Stage Fright were doing ‘Chess’, Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society were presenting ‘The Mikado’ and Tramore Combined Schools were performing the premier of ‘Whistle Down The Wind’. It was the most Waterford societies […]
These season brochures are so important to archive. This year our sole Waterford representative was the Edmund Rice Choral And Musical Society with Iolanthe. Mind you our near neighbours from Carrick On Suir were down […]
1999 featured no Waterford Shows in the line-up – it is however always good to add in new WIFLO stuff to the archive! Have a browse! Added to the WIFLO archive here.
2002 was a quiet year for local participation, but Bowler Hat and local choir Lumen provided the final night concert.
Today we have the season brochure from WIFLO 2005 when Flaggy Lane Productions became the first Waterford Society to win the Festival with ‘Singing In The Rain’.. a feat they were to repeat in 2006 […]
The Waterford International Festival of Light Opera or WIFLO as it was more affectionately known was one of the main reasons (the other being The Tops) that Waterford enjoyed a status of being the ‘Mecca’ […]
Another video that was requested and very popular on our first stream was ‘Good Morning’ from ‘Singing In The Rain’, Flaggy Lane Productions 2005 WIFLO winning production. Here it is in all it’s glory featuring […]
A clip from the ‘Singing In The Rain’ that took the WIFLO honours in 2005 from our own Flaggy Lane Productions… this is ‘Broadway Melody’ – enjoy!
Here is the finale from the WIFLO winning production of ‘Singing In The Rain’ from Flaggy Lane Productions – an award winning production under the direction of Pat McElwain. It should bring back a few […]
In 2005 Flaggy Lane became the first Waterford society to win the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera with their production of ‘Singing In The Rain’. Here is a photo gallery of some production images […]
This wonderful video (thanks to Clodagh Power) tracks a day in the life of WIFLO when in 2005 the Derby Gilbert & Sullivan company under the direction of multi-award winning Andrew Nicklin allowed the cameras […]
Back in 1959 the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera was a huge deal that involved the entire city. Reading through this selection of press clippings and looking at the photos will give you some […]
Billy McCathy featured the stunning win by the South Eastern Theatre Group on Deise AM, May 13th 2012. Also joining him is Liam Murphy of the Munster Express.
This is the specially made program celebrating the 50th year of the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera. Produced and edited by Wayne Brown, narrated by Jamie Beamish it was first broadcast on WLRFM in […]