Lismore Castle, Tuesday 28th May – Monday 3rd June at 6:00 p.m.


The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary this year. The festival will host opera in the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings of the historic Lismore Castle. The Festival, which takes place from May 28th – June 3rd, presents Donizetti’s witty & intriguing opera buffa, Don Pasquale as its centrepiece over 3 nights: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The opera, a tale of love, intrigue, money and some artful manoeuvres will be performed in the quaint Old Stable Yard at Lismore Castle in a pop-up auditorium.

The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival was established in 2010 by a small group of opera professionals and is Ireland’s only summer opera festival. The Festival attracts international visitors to the heritage town of Lismore and the scenic Blackwater Valley where audiences can discover emerging new talent performing alongside international stars of the classical music world.

The opera itself is held in the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings of Lismore Castle and Gardens on the shores of the Blackwater River.

Further information about the festival may be found here and the schedule can be found here. Tickets can be found by following this link.

Email: blackwatervalleyoperafestival

Tel: +353(0)85 2078944

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