Blackwater Valley Opera Festival presents a double bill
By Giacomo Puccini
By Ruggero Leoncavallo
May 26 – June 01 2020
Welcome To Blackwater Valley Opera Festival
We are delighted to announce that the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival will take place from 26 May to 1 June 2020 at Lismore Castle and other stunning venues. Ireland’s only summer opera festival will feature a double bill for the first time in 2020: the eagerly-anticipated Festival will stage both Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi; and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci; Audience members can also look forward to an exciting schedule of fine musical events throughout the week, including a concert series at Dromore Yard.
Playing host to many of these one-off events are the great houses, churches and unique settings in the glorious Blackwater Valley. This affords guests the chance to explore this hidden gem of the Munster Region, a historic part of Ireland’s Ancient East. Patrons can also enjoy an outstanding array of dining and hospitality choices, provided by local businesses and chefs, making your Blackwater Valley Opera Festival experience like no other.
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