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Summer Opera Festival raises €7,312 for UNICEF Ireland

Summer Opera Festival raises €7,312 for UNICEF Ireland

UNICEF Ireland was presented with a cheque for €7,312.85 by members of Blackwater Valley Opera Festival at Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford.     All ticket proceeds were from the BVOF Voices of Ukraine recital in Dromore Yard, at this year's Blackwater...

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Orfeo ed Euridice – Highlights 2022

Orfeo ed Euridice – Highlights 2022

Gluck’s popular opera Orfeo ed Euridice was the headline event over four evenings from June 1 – 5, 2022 at Lismore Castle, the heart of the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival. It is one of the most popular works by renowned composer Gluck, first performed in Vienna in...

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Watch the latest BVOF Highlights Reel 2022

Watch the latest BVOF Highlights Reel 2022

Relive Ireland's Summer Opera Festival with our first BVOF highlights reel for you to enjoy! Catch some of the most memorable moments from this year's epic festival - the first of our mini film productions to celebrate BVOF 2022. This year we welcomed an incredible...

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Orfeo ed Euridice – Blackwater Valley Opera Festival 2022

Orfeo ed Euridice – Blackwater Valley Opera Festival 2022

Gluck's popular opera Orfeo ed Euridice was the headline event over four evenings from June 1 – 5, 2022 at Lismore Castle, the heart of the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival.  It is one of the most popular works by renowned composer Gluck, first performed in...

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Irish Baroque Orchestra – BVOF collaboration for 2022

Irish Baroque Orchestra – BVOF collaboration for 2022

For this year’s Blackwater Valley Opera Festival's opera production – Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck – we were very excited to collaborate with the magnificent, award winning Irish Baroque Orchestra conducted by Peter Whelan. The Irish Baroque...

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CoisCéim Dance Theatre – BVOF collaboration for 2022

CoisCéim Dance Theatre – BVOF collaboration for 2022

For this year’s Blackwater Valley Opera Festival's opera production – Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck – we were excited to collaborate with CoisCéim Dance Theatre, whose artistic director David Bolger also directed and choreographed the...

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Meet the BVOF 2022 Chorus

Meet the BVOF 2022 Chorus

MEET THE BVOF 2022 CHORUS: We were delighted to feature the return of the BVOF Chorus at the 2022 festival. Performing across the week in our production of Orfeo ed Euridice, the BVOF Open Air recitals and of course their magnificent ‘Stepping out from the Chorus’...

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Bloomsday 2022 – Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

Bloomsday 2022 – Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

Did you celebrate Bloomsday this week?    Bloomsday Centenary with Barry McGovern at Blackwater Valley Opera Festival 2022.   We had a very special recital of ‘Joyce in Music’ at the festival this year, in collaboration with Royal Irish Academy of Music...

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MSL Cork Mercedes-Benz and Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

MSL Cork Mercedes-Benz and Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

MSL CORK MERCEDES-BENZ: Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is delighted to partner with MSL Cork Mercedes-Benz again for 2022. Blackwater Valley Opera Festival features an array of top international acts, including the Irish Baroque Orchestra, CoisCéim Dance Theatre,...

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Opening Night: BVOF 2022 – Lismore Castle Waterford

Opening Night: BVOF 2022 – Lismore Castle Waterford

OPENING NIGHT - BVOF 2022: There are few occasions to match the excitement and glamour of a gala opening night at Blackwater Valley Opera Festival. Guests pictured at this year's spectacular performance of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice - Wednesday June 1,...

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Opera Rehearsals 2022

Opera Rehearsals 2022

We took a sneak peek inside the opera rehearsals room for Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. This year is BVOF's first partnership with CoisCéim Dance Theatre, and we are delighted to have eight incredible dancers joining the opera. Under the baton of Peter Whelan of Irish...

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