We are delighted to announce our partnership with Music Generation Waterford for this year’s festival and a new ‘Discover Opera’ trail initiative. Bringing the magic of opera to children and younger people is central to the BVOF mission, helping to awaken a lifelong appreciation of classical music and in so doing, to give rise to future generations of committed audiences and performers.

The partnership with Music Generation is at the heart of this aim, with the new ‘Discover Opera’ project for local primary schools. Generously funded with the support of the Tomar Trust, this project will include a series of online and classroom workshops, culminating in an exciting new opera trail for schools at Lismore Castle during the 2021 Festival. Participating schools include Scoil Mhuire Tallow, Modeligo National School, Fews National School, St. James’s National School in Stradbally and Portlaw National School.

Speaking about the partnership, Shauna McCullough, Music Development Officer at Music Generation said ‘’Music Generation Waterford is delighted to partner with the festival this year to bring to life a creative experience for primary school children to discover the wonders of opera. Through exploring the music, story and characters alongside visiting the set and meeting some of this years’ cast, the partnership has created an exciting and unique opportunity to spark children’s curiosity for opera both on and off stage, in the classroom and beyond the walls of Lismore Castle’’

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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.

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