Blackwater Valley Opera Festival presents a double bill

Gianni Schicchi

By Giacomo Puccini

Pagliacci

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.

Priority booking for our Friends of the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival opens on 25 January. Find out more about becoming a Friend here. General ticket sales begin on 8 February.

Latest News

2020 Blackwater Valley Opera Festival Bursary Winners

2020 Blackwater Valley Opera Festival Bursary Winners

Last Saturday afternoon in the beautiful surroundings of Dromore Yard, Aglish, the first Blackwater Valley Opera Festival Bursary of €10,000 was presented to two exceptional talents, Naho Koizumi, soprano and Darren Hargan, conductor and pianist. Each received an...

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Announcement of new Blackwater Valley Opera Festival Bursary

Announcement of new Blackwater Valley Opera Festival Bursary

Announcement of new Blackwater Valley Opera Festival Bursary   As part of our ongoing efforts to promote opera in Ireland, we are pleased to announce the creation of the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival Bursary. The value of this annual bursary is €10,000, and it...

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Operawire Review – The Sleeping Queen

Operawire Review – The Sleeping Queen

Is It Time To Reassess The Operas Of William Balfe? By Alan Neilson / operawire.com Original online review link here During his lifetime the Irish composer, William Balfe, was considered to be the most important opera composer in the United Kingdom (Ireland at...

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Operawire Review: Don Pasquale

Operawire Review: Don Pasquale

Lismore Castle Provides A Stunning Venue For Donizetti’s Masterpiece By Alan Neilson / operawire.com Original online review link here On the Blackwater river in Seat East Ireland stands the imposing castle of Lismore, home to the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival....

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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.

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

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