The Recitals Series bring music to the Great Houses and Churches of the Blackwater Valley.
Enjoy the wonderful gardens, and experience these elegant and historic homes
while listening to beautiful music.
Daily From Thursday May 30th to Monday June 3rd
Tickets from €20.00
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Welcome To Blackwater Valley Opera Festival
The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Ireland’s only summer opera festival, from 29th May to 3rd June 2019, presents its centrepiece, the annual opera at Lismore Castle, with an exciting schedule of additional musical events throughout the week.
Playing host to many of these one-off events are the Great Houses, Churches and unique locations of the glorious Blackwater Valley, offering a chance to explore this hidden gem of the Munster Region, an historic part of Ireland’s Ancient East. Patrons can also enjoy an outstanding array of dining and hospitality choices, provided by local businesses and prepared by local chefs, making the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival an experience like no other.
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The Sleeping Queen, an Operetta in one act by Michael William Balfe is a rare opportunity to experience a delightful chamber opera composed by Ireland’s leading nineteenth-century opera composer to a libretto by Henry Brougham Farnie (1836-1889). The Sleeping Queen...read more
Irish Heritage’s 2018 Music Bursary for Performance recipient, the talented flautist Amy Gillen, made her official London debut this week (Wed 6th March) with this recital in the elegant surroundings of Marylebone’s parish church. Amy’s programme for the evening...read more
The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival has been shortlisted for the 5th Waterford Business Awards organised by Waterford Chamber and media partners WLR, sponsored by Waterford City & County Council. The Festival has been shortlisted to 3 nominees along with Lismore...read more