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Christmas Cracker December Concert

Christmas Cracker December Concert

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is delighted to present ' Christmas Cracker' - featuring two of Ireland's rising stars of the operatic world on Sunday 19th December 2021, at The Mall Arts Centre,  Youghal, Co. Cork. Star performers, soprano Kelli-Ann Masterson...

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World Opera Day

World Opera Day

It's World Opera Day! Are you an opera fan? For the third edition of World Opera Day, opera has decided to reboot! Visit wwww.worldoperaday.com for a complete program listing and links to all events taking place today. World Opera Day is celebrated on 25 October,...

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Opera Festival 2021 Draws to a Close

Opera Festival 2021 Draws to a Close

With the opera festival 2021 coming to a close we would like to share some of the highlights that made BVOF 2021 a festival to remember. At the start of the year we were unsure if a festival was even possible. However, we succeeded in producing 5 days of events jam...

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‘Discover Opera’ with Music Generation Waterford

‘Discover Opera’ with Music Generation Waterford

  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...

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Extra Date Announced for Anthony Kearns Gala Concert

Extra Date Announced for Anthony Kearns Gala Concert

Due to high demand are delighted to announce a second date for the Anthony Kearns Concert on Friday 3rd September at 8.15pm. This gala concert has been added due the high demand for tickets, and interest from fans of Ireland's Summer Opera Festival. Kearns fills a...

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BVOF Launches 2021 Programme

BVOF Launches 2021 Programme

Mezzo Soprano Gemma Ní Bhriain pictured at the official launch of the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival 2021. The festival, which is hosted on the magical grounds of Lismore Castle, County Waterford will feature a series of performances, including Puccini’s wonderful...

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Tickets Selling Fast for Gianni Schicchi

Tickets Selling Fast for Gianni Schicchi

Don't be sad you missed out! Tickets for our production of Puccini's comedic masterpiece Gianni Schicchi are almost Sold Out.  The opera features a star studded cast of Irish and International Artists. We warmly welcome Solen Mainguené and Gemma Ní Bhriain, who...

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Booking Now Open for 2021 Festival

Booking Now Open for 2021 Festival

We are delighted to announce that tickets for the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival 2021 are now on sale. The Festival features 18 events over 5 days, including concerts, recitals and our opera for this year Puccini's comedic masterpiece Gianni Schicchi. 2021 Festival...

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Friends Priority Booking Now Open for BVOF 2021

Friends Priority Booking Now Open for BVOF 2021

We are delighted to announce that priority booking for Friends of Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is now open. The Festival will take place from September 1-5, featuring Puccini’s wonderful opera Gianni Schicchi and an exciting concert and recital programme at our...

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BVOF looking forward to launching Festival tickets in June

BVOF looking forward to launching Festival tickets in June

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...

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Introducing Access All Arias

Introducing Access All Arias

With spring in the air and the promise of much brighter days ahead, we are delighted to introduce you to our new artistic project, Access All Arias!  Filmed in the magical setting of Dromore Yard in Waterford late last year, the programme features a selection of...

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RTÉ Radio 1 Interview With Miriam O’Callaghan

RTÉ Radio 1 Interview With Miriam O’Callaghan

  Gerald Peregrine who is the mastermind behind our incredible partners Mobile Music Machine was invited to speak on RTÉ Radio One with Miriam O'Callaghan about the Covid Care Concerts last Sunday. Gerald spoke about how the classical music ensemble is bringing...

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BVOF Announced As Innovate Together Fund Awardee

BVOF Announced As Innovate Together Fund Awardee

We’re thrilled to be announced as an Awardee of the #InnovateTogether Fund from Rethink Ireland. The Innovate Together fund was created to respond to the need for new solutions in the 'new normal' post COVID-19. The Innovate Together Fund was set up to support...

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John F. Larchet Remembered Preview

John F. Larchet Remembered Preview

We are excited to present to you our taster of "John F. Larchet Remembered" that will be released this Friday. Autumn 2020 is an exciting time in the history of The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival. We are proud to have created an adventurous film promoting the work...

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John F. Larchet Remembered Trailer

John F. Larchet Remembered Trailer

Autumn 2020 is an exciting time in the history of The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival. We are proud to have created an adventurous film that is being released in the first week of December. A cinematic interpretation of the Songs and Airs of the remarkable Irish...

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