Blackwater Valley Opera Festival presents

Gianni Schicchi

By Giacomo Puccini

September 1st – 5th 2021

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

We’ve missed our audiences since our 2019 Festival, but despite the challenges of 2020, we are thrilled to be welcoming you back to the Blackwater Valley for our rescheduled 2021 Festival, taking place from 1st to 5th September.  This year the Festival will feature Puccini’s wonderful opera 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 artists and audiences is at the forefront of all of our planning and we will be complying with national public health guidelines at all times. 

As part of our reimagined 2021 Festival, we have partnered with Eunice Power Catering to bring you a sumptuous, all-inclusive gourmet picnic experience, 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. 

Friends of the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival will enjoy a special priority booking period for the 2021 Festival. Our box office will be contacting all Friends of BVOF directly. Find out more about becoming a Friend HERE. General ticket sales will commence after 5th July (Date to be confirmed). 

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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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