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Creative Waterford Covid Care Concert Video

Creative Waterford Covid Care Concert Video

  We are extremely grateful for the generous support of Creative Waterford & Creative Ireland that has allowed us in conjunction with Mobile Music Machine to present the Covid Care Concerts across Waterford. The Covid Care Concerts have already reached...

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BVOF’s Top 5 #BVOFTogetherAtHome Videos

BVOF’s Top 5 #BVOFTogetherAtHome Videos

Here are our Top 5 most viewed #BVOFTogetherAtHome videos. We would enjoy hearing which one is your favorite? Maybe it was one that didn't make the Top 5.   Number 5: Amy Gillen & Tara Viscardi Perform "Inisheer"   Links: Amy Gillen: Insta | Facebook...

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BVOF Announces New Board Member

BVOF Announces New Board Member

We are proud to announce Deborah Kelleher has joined the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival as a board member. Appointed Director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2010, Deborah Kelleher has played an integral role in the strategic development of the institution’s...

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BVOF Brings Joy to Care Homes

BVOF Brings Joy to Care Homes

At a time when live musical performance all over the world has been postponed or cancelled, I’m delighted to share some special news with our closest friends of BVOF. With thanks to national funding awarded by Creative Ireland and The Ireland Funds, we have been able...

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COVID Care Concert Series

COVID Care Concert Series

This series was devised in response to the many social challenges presented by Covid19 in residential care home settings.  Our classical music ensemble performed 2 daily concerts during the week of June 22-26 (at an appropriate social distance) in 10 nursing...

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The Anvil Chorus Performed by The BVOF Chorus

The Anvil Chorus Performed by The BVOF Chorus

Our sense of community at Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is stronger than ever and we are already planning and looking forward to presenting our opera double bill Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci as part of our summer Festival from 1 – 7 June 2021. The BVOF Chorus has...

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Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (BVOF) – 16th April 2020

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (BVOF) – 16th April 2020

Beyond the current COVID-19 emergency, our sense of community at Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is stronger than ever, and we are pleased to announce that a number of activities will be rescheduled to a date later this year.  We are looking forward to...

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BVOF 2020 Cancellation

BVOF 2020 Cancellation

It is with great sadness that the Board of Blackwater Valley Opera Festival have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Festival, which was scheduled to run from 26th May-1st June. As the Covid-19 situation develops the primary concern for the...

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Want to know more about Pagliacci?

Want to know more about Pagliacci?

  The dark side of humanity in opera will be represented at the 2020 Black Water Valley Opera Festival by Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Pagliacci is an Italian verismo-style opera consisting of a prologue and two acts. Tickets available here.   Older than...

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Want To Know More About Gianni Schicchi?

Want To Know More About Gianni Schicchi?

The first opera in the 2020 Blackwater Valley Opera Festival double bill will be Giacomo Puccini’s uproarious black comedy Gianni Schicchi, the final one-act opera in Puccini’s Il trittico.Book here.   Gianni Schicchi premiered with the other two operas in Il...

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From The Met to BVOF

From The Met to BVOF

  Alejandro Roy will join BVOF this summer to perform the role of Canio in Pagliacci in our opera double bill after finishing with The Metropolitan Opera, New York where he has appeared as Calaf in Franco Alfano & Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot since November...

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Behind The Scenes With Sandra Oman

Behind The Scenes With Sandra Oman

  We are excited to announce that Irish soprano Sandra Oman will return to BVOF in 2020 for our Opera Double Bill at Lismore Castle as Nella in Gianni Schicchi. As part of this announcement, we asked Sandra some questions about life as a singer and the Blackwater...

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Niall Kinsella to accompany Anthony Kearns

Niall Kinsella to accompany Anthony Kearns

  Earlier this year we announced that Anthony Kearns would be performing at the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival. We can now confirm that accompanying Anthony Kearns will be Irish pianist Niall Kinsella. This very special tribute concert to John McCormack will be...

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Maurice Steger Concert Thursday 28th May at Dromore Yard

Maurice Steger Concert Thursday 28th May at Dromore Yard

  The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is delighted to welcome Maurice Steger to Dromore Yard on Thursday 28 May. Steger will perform accompanied by classical maestros Daniele Caminiti and Mauro Valli in a concert that is set to be one of the highlights of our...

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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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