The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Ireland’s most beautiful summer music festival presents Opera at Lismore Castle and music in the great houses of the Blackwater Valley. May 30th to June 3rd 2018. The Opera 2018: presenting Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri. Learn more about the opera, or have a look at the cast and the creative team.

Book your tickets here.

The Recitals Series bring music to the Great Houses of the Blackwater Valley. Enjoy the wonderful gardens, and experience these elegant and historic homes while listening to beautiful music. Book your tickets here.

At this year’s Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, there is an outstanding array of dining and hospitality choices, from the beautiful walled gardens of Lismore Castle, to supper and lunch at our newest venue, Dromore Yard. Find all the information here.

Together with our wine supplier, we have selected some great wines with your dinner on one of the evenings of the opera.  See our wine list.

Introduction offers Dromore Yard

We are proud to have Dromore Yard as a new venue for fantastic music and great food. To celebrate this and to welcome you to this romantic place at the Blackwater River, we have created some introductory offers.

Silent Auction in support of Enable Ireland

The Gala evening on May 30th is dedicated to our support for Enable Ireland who provides services to over 5,000 children and adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities in 14 counties across Ireland. Covering childhood to adulthood, their expert teams work with the individual and their family on a plan for each life stage.

In addition to the Opera, we are organising an auction to increase the revenues for this charity. Please have a look at the fantastic  lots, make your choice between Marrakech, London or Ireland and place your bid. The winners will be announced at the Gala evening.

Your Festival at a Glance.
Download your copy of the flyer here.

See the full programme of the festival. Download it here.

Get a taster of what’s on offer.
See our 2018 video.

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