Blackwater Valley Opera Festival presents

Gianni Schicchi

By Giacomo Puccini

September 1st – 5th 2021

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

2021 Festival Booking Open 

Following our tickets launch for the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival 2021, tickets for Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi are now SOLD OUT. Tickets are still available to our Concerts and Recitals at the stunning Lismore Castle. 

We’ve missed our audiences since our 2019 Festival, but despite the challenges of 2020, we are thrilled to be welcoming you back for our rescheduled 2021 Festival, taking place from 1st to 5th September. The Festival will have 18 events over 5 days, featuring Puccini’s comedic masterpiece Gianni Schicchi and an exciting concert and recital programme, including a new series of free outdoor lunchtime concerts.

Although the pandemic hasn’t hindered our creativity and commitment to providing our audiences with a memorable and magical experience, it has meant some changes to how we do things this year. The safety and comfort of our audiences and artists remains our priority and we are adhering at all times to the latest national public health guidelines. Our new seating plans have been created to respond to social distancing requirements and, with restricted seating capacities, tickets for some events have sold out.

As part of our reimagined 2021 Festival, we have partnered with Eunice Power Catering to bring you a sumptuous, all-inclusive Gourmet Table Picnic, including seating in a covered stretch tent on the Gallery Lawn. 

Having received crucial support from our audience, sponsors, donors, Friends, funders, volunteers and Local Heroes over the last year, we recognise the responsibility we have to ensure that the communities we serve across the region have a fantastic 5-day Festival to look forward to in September. We cannot wait to welcome you to a magical musical break of Irish and international classical music in the extraordinary setting of Lismore Castle.  

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The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, centered in Lismore, Co. Waterford, is held in the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings of Lismore Castle and Historic Houses on the shores of the scenic Blackwater River.

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t/a Blackwater Valley Opera Festival,
8 Main Street,
Lismore,
Waterford

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