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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 Gala Concert on Friday 3rd September at 8.15pm. Kearns fills a unique place in the Irish music scene, having toured the globe with Double- Platinum ranked The Irish Tenors for over a...

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BVOF Launches 2021 Programme

BVOF Launches 2021 Programme

Mezzo Soprano Gemma Ní Bhriain 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 opera...

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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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Who Was John F. Larchet?

Who Was John F. Larchet?

John Francis Larchet was one of the greatest Irish musical minds. It is fair to say that he doesn’t get the widespread recognition and acclaim that many of his equivalent musical talents receive. Within academic circles, he is particularly well appreciated. This...

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Announcing “John F. Larchet Remembered”

Announcing “John F. Larchet Remembered”

  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 will be released on the 23rd November 2020. A cinematic interpretation of the Songs and Airs of the remarkable Irish...

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Dr Gavan Ring: John F. Larchet Remember Artist Biography

Dr Gavan Ring: John F. Larchet Remember Artist Biography

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...

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Raphaela Mangan: Access All Arias Artist Biography

Raphaela Mangan: Access All Arias Artist Biography

  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...

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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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