27 May - 3 June 2024

Our 2024 opera, the fabulous Giulio Cesare by G.F. Handel is one of Handel's greatest Italian operas, and is now one of the most performed Baroque operas in the repertoire. Ireland's Summer Opera Festival returns with four performances of G.F. Handel's Giulio Cesare in the grounds of Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford. Dromore Yard Concerts will feature Of Emperors, Kings and Queens with Serenad Uyar, Leonardo Galeazzi, and Dearbhla Collins; Ciara Haskill Piano Competition presented by Finghin Collins; and our festival finale will be an Antonio Vivaldi Concert with the Irish Baroque Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan. Experience an exhilarating week of opera, classical music recitals and concerts, schools and free events, pop up events, dining and more at incredible homes and historic venues throughout the Blackwater Valley.

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Blackwater Valley Opera Festival
Ireland's Summer Opera Festival: 27 May - 3 June 2024
Ireland’s Summer Opera Festival joyfully engages audiences through a creative and imaginative programme of opera and classical music in the beautiful Blackwater Valley. We showcase emerging Irish talent alongside established international artists and deliver memorable and inspirational experiences that enrich the cultural life of the region.