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Ireland’s Summer Opera Festival will return in 2022 with Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice conducted by Peter Whelan and directed by David Bolger, from 31 May – 6 June in Lismore, Co. Waterford. This year’s opera production at Blackwater Valley Opera Festival will feature artistic collaborations with the acclaimed Irish Baroque Orchestra and award-winning CoisCéim Dance Theatre. The opera Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck, is the headline event for four evening performances from June 1 - 5, at Lismore Castle, as well as classical music recitals and concerts, schools and free events, and dining experiences at fantastic venues throughout the Blackwater Valley. 

Some of this year's highlights include a series of unmissable concerts in the breathtaking Dromore Yard, featuring Maurice Steger and Friends: with Daniele Caminiti and Mauro Valli; the phenomenally talented pianist Giovanni Bellucci; and the Irish Baroque Orchestra, conducted under the artistic direction of Peter Whelan. Following the success of 2021, free Open Air Recitals will continue to bring the magic of the BVOF to local communities in Lismore, Youghal, Dungarvan and Fermoy this year. The recitals series will feature a variety of beautiful programmes in the magical surrounds of Lismore Castle, Salterbridge House, St Carthage’s Cathedral, Villierstown Church and Tourin House.

Dining and hospitality will be part of the unique festival experience once again this year, as partner Eunice Power will offer both a Formal Dining Menu and Gourmet Table Picnic in the beautiful grounds of Lismore Castle Co. Waterford.

Tickets are on general sale from February 12, 2022 - for more information, visit


Lismore Music Festival Clg t/a Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, 8 Main Street, Lismore, Waterford
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