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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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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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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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