Blackwater Valley Opera Festival FREE tickets for open air lunchtime recitals taking place in Fermoy and Youghal. - Whats On In West Cork

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival FREE tickets for open air lunchtime recitals taking place in Fermoy and Youghal.

WO Media Team 15:41 25 May 2022


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FREE OPEN AIR RECITALS IN FERMOY AND YOUGHAL

Community groups encouraged to book - tickets still available

With just one week to go until this year’s Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (BVOF), organisers are encouraging local community groups and music lovers from around Cork to book their FREE tickets for open air lunchtime recitals taking place in Fermoy and Youghal. This is a unique opportunity to experience highlights of the festival’s classical and operatic repertoire in a less formal way, enhanced by an outdoor scenic setting.

This year’s BVOF Open Air Lunchtime Recitals in County Cork will be in Youghal Green Park on Saturday 4th June at 12 noon, and Fermoy Town Park on Monday 6th June at 12 noon.

Ireland's Summer Opera Festival runs from 31st of May to the 6th of June 2022, features world-class opera, award-winning musicians, international performers, and acclaimed dance troupes who will perform in unique venues across the Blackwater Valley. While work by local artist Leon Neligan, a member of the Blackwater Valley Makers Group based in Fermoy, is being spotlighted by the Festival as his artwork was featured as the opera image art on this year’s programme and promotional material.

Other highlights of this year’s festival include the headline opera Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, CoisCéim Dance Theatre and the BVOF Chorus, a special BVOF Voices of Ukraine performance, a new ‘Discover Singing’ programme, concerts in the breath-taking Dromore Yard, a James Joyce spoken recital, BVOF Voices of Ukraine with all ticket proceeds going to UNICEF dance and orchestral collaborations, free open air lunchtime performances in towns across the Blackwater Valley.

Delicious dining and hospitality at the festival includes formal dinner options and gourmet picnics by Eunice Power; chef Colin Hennessy; and lunch at The Saucy Hen, Villierstown. Taste Waterford is the new hospitality partner in 2022 for Blackwater Valley Opera Festival.

The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is a living, breathing opera and classical music experience – made possible with the support grants from The Arts Council, Waterford City & County Council, Waterford Leader, and Faílte Ireland. The festival’s lead sponsors are Kildare Village, Marsh, AIB and the John Pollard Foundation.

Festival Tickets are now available for purchase through the online booking system at www.blackwatervalleyoperafestival.com

2022 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival- Headline Opera

  • Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck will be performed at 8pm on Wednesday 1st June, Friday 3rd June (SOLD OUT), Saturday 4th June (SOLD OUT), and Sunday 5th June at Lismore Castle. Prices €80-€200 (Ticket price excludes €3.50 booking fee per order)

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (BVOF) Concerts

  • Maurice Steger & Friends: Music for the Opera Intermissions - Thursday 2nd June, 8pm Dromore Yard, Co. Waterford. Prices €25 – €60 (Ticket price excludes €3.50 booking fee per order)
  • Giovanni Bellucci Concert: Myths and Legends - Orpheus - Monday 6th June, 1pm at Dromore Yard, Co. Waterford. Prices €25 – €60 (Ticket price excludes €3.50 booking fee per order)
  • Irish Baroque Orchestra with Nuria Rial and Juan Sancho - Handel Programme - Happy We! - Monday 6th June, 8pm at Dromore Yard, Co. Waterford. Prices €25 – €60 (Ticket price excludes €3.50 booking fee per order)

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (BVOF) Recitals:

  • BVOF Open Air Lunchtime Recitals: Lismore: Millennium Park – Wednesday 1st June at 1pm, Dungarvan: Walton Park – Friday 3rd June at 12 noon, Youghal: Green Park – Saturday 4th June at 12 noon, Fermoy: Town Park – Monday 6th June at 12 noon
  • BVOF Chorus Recital 2022: Stepping Out from the Chorus - Thursday 2nd June at 1pm, Villierstown Church, Co. Waterford. Tickets €10. (Ticket price excludes €3.50 booking fee per order)
  • BVOF Bursary Recital 2022: With Ellen Mawhinney and John Porter - Friday 3rd June 1.30pm at Tourin House, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. Price €20 plus booking fee. Unallocated seating.
  • Irish Songmakers Recital: Niall Kinsella with Kelli-Ann Masterson and Andrew Gavin - Friday 3rd June 4pm (SOLD OUT) Salterbridge House, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. Price €20 plus booking fee.
  • RDS Collins Memorial Recital 2022: With Phoebe White and Ellen Jansson - Saturday 4th June 1pm at St Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore. Price €20 plus booking fee. *Local community groups and children under 12 may attend, free of charge as part of the festival outreach programme – contact the Box Office.
  • 'Joyce in Music' Recital: With Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco and RIAM - Saturday 4th June 4pm at St Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore. Price €20 plus booking fee
  • Irish Heritage Bursary Recital 2022: With David Corr and Clara Siegle - Sunday 5th June 1pm (SOLD OUT) at Salterbridge House, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. Price €20 plus booking fee. *Concessions are available for senior citizens, students, and community groups via the Box Office
  • BVOF Voices of Ukraine: “Blakytne Nebo i Pshenychni Polya” (Blue Skies and Wheat Fields) – Sunday 5th June, 4pm at Dromore Yard, Co. Waterford. Prices €20 – €40 (Ticket price excludes €3.50 booking fee per order). All profits from this event will be donated to UNICEF’s work supporting children in Ukraine.
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