Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

-3rd June

Venue: Lismore castle
Website: www.blackwatervalleyoperafestival.com

Ireland’s most beautiful opera festival is held in the beautiful surroundings of Lismore castle, and historic houses along the Blackwater river in Co. Waterford. Schools’ night opera performances on 28th May: Don Pasquale in Lismore Castle, and 31st May: Masterpiece Series of Recitals with free pizzas for schoolchildren in Dromore Yard, are now full (waiting list in event of cancellations). 

Family-friendly events take place on Thurs 30th May at 12pm with Arias From Our Favourite Operas in  Villierstown Church, adults €20-30 concessions.  Sat 1st June at 12pm: Masterpiece Series of Recitals in St Carthages Cathedral, Lismore. 2018 RDS Music Bursary Winner Killian White on cello, accompanied by Maire Carroll on piano. Tickets €10-20 concessions. Kids under 12 go free. (All children must be accompanied by an adult). Finally, on Sun 2nd June at 3pm: Simon Harden Organ Masterpiece Series of Recitals, with Dearbhla Nolan on trumpet – in St Carthage’s Catholic church. Tickets €10-20 concessions. Kids under 12 go free. (All children must be accompanied by an adult). Bookings at   www.blackwatervalleyoperafestival.com