Over the last number of months, we have been making plans to welcome our patrons back to the Blackwater Valley for our rescheduled Festival which will take place from September 1-5. Artistic Director Dieter Kaegi is working hard to finalise a wonderful opera, concerts and recitals programme, with an exceptional cast of artists, soloists, creative and production teams.  

We know that our audiences are so looking forward to the return of live events in the magical setting of the Blackwater Valley. Despite the challenges of the last year, we well will be announcing our 2021 Festival programme, schedule, ticketing and hospitality details in June.

We want to make sure that our artists and audiences will have a memorable and safe experience with us in September and will be following the most up-to-date public health guidelines at all times, to keep everyone comfortable and secure during their visit. We will share our guidelines and policies when we announce the programme and ticketing details in June.

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 share our full Festival details, including an extension to our school and community programmes.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Eamonn Carroll eamonn@blackwatervalleyoperafestival.com

Festival Partners

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,

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