Blackwater Valley Opera Festival returns from 29 May – 5 June 2023. With more than 4,500 visitors expected again in 2023, we invite you to join us and experience many of our classical music and opera performances with 21 events at 12 venues over eight days. The highlight of this year’s festival will be four evening performances of the opera Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, in the grounds of Lismore Castle, Waterford – conducted by Killian Farrell, directed by Sarah Baxter and in collaboration with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
The BVOF Concert Series is set at the architecturally quirky Dromore Yard, where Irish mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy will debut at BVOF with the Irish Baroque Orchestra & Peter Whelan for – Where Shall I Fly? A Handel Celebration; Nadège Rochat and Judith Jáuregui will perform a programme for cello and piano A Poet’s Garden; and acclaimed English tenor, Ian Bostridge will present Shakespeare Songs. Pre-book formal dining The Macbeth Menu – at Lismore Castle by Eunice Power, and a choice of gourmet table picnics at Dromore Yard by Eamo & Ró.