Autumn 2020 is set to be an exciting period of time in the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival’s history.
Our artists mean the world to us and their talent is what makes the BVOF the incredible festival that it has become. They have been impacted hugely by the lack of opportunity to present world class opera & classical music to an audience. In response, we have produced a series of films to connect across not only our Irish audience but all around the world. In anticipation of the launch, we’d like you to get to know the artists who will be performing in our upcoming film projects. The first to be featured is Dr. Gavan Ring.
Dr. Gavan Ring studied at the Schola Cantorum at St Finian’s College Mullingar before reading music and education at DCU. A RIAM doctoral graduate, Gavan is also an alumnus of the National Opera Studio in London. Concert highlights include performances with the London Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms under Sir Simon Rattle and the Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Prinzregententheater under Keri Lynn-Wilson. Recital highlights include frequent appearances at Wigmore Hall, the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Dublin Song Series. Opera highlights include leading roles at Glyndebourne, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North, Garsington Opera, Wexford Festival Opera and Opera Holland Park. Discography includes Rossini: Sigismondo (Bayerischen Rundfunks 2019), O’Dwyer: Eithne (RTÉ Lyric FM 2018), Gilbert and Sullivan: HMS Pinafore (Linn Records 2016), Offenbach: Fantasio (Opera Rara 2014) and Fleischmann: Orchestral Works (RTÉ Lyric FM 2010).
As always, BVOF gratefully acknowledges ongoing support from Marsh, Waterford Leader, John Pollard Foundation, Arts Council, Waterford City & County Council, Fáilte Ireland, Kinsale Capital, AIB and all our Festival sponsors.