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.
BVOF Artistic Director Dieter Kaegi’s Q&A on this years Festival
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Q & A: Dieter Kaegi On The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival’s Emergence & Direction By Alan Neilson Reproduced with thanks to www.operawire.com During early June, tucked away in the Blackwater Valley in Ireland’s southeast, the small town of Lismore plays...read more
We have partnered with our sponsor Kildare Village to give you the chance to win an exclusive prize package for the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival on Saturday 1 June.read more
With just six weeks to go before the start of The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival 2019 we are delighted to announce that the Saturday evening performance of Don Pasquale at Lismore Castle has now sold out – dinner & picnic options are still available to those who have already secured tickets for Saturday evening.read more
Are you interested in being part of an exciting, unique cultural event, right on your doorstep? Do you love music and opera or have an interest in event management? Would you like to meet new people and try new experiences? Then volunteering at this year’s Blackwater Valley Opera Festival might be just the thing for you.read more