Blackwater Valley Opera Festival Announces 2024 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival has announced its 2024 season.

Ireland’s Summer Opera Festival will return from May 26 through June 3, 2024.

Handel’s “Giulio Cesare will headline the season at the Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford. The Irish Baroque Orchestra and the BVOF Chorus will be conducted by Nicholas McGegan and will star Ingeborg Bröcheler, Anna Devin, Nils Wanderer, Patricia Bardon, Sharon Carty, Dean Murphy, Iestyn Morris and Fionn Ó hAlmhain.

Dromore Yard Concerts will feature “Of Emperors, Kings and Queens” with Serenad Uyar, Leonardo Galeazzi, and Dearbhla Collins.

The festival will also include the Ciara Haskill Piano Competition and an Antonio Vivaldi Concert with the Irish Baroque Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan.

There will also be BVOF Open Air Lunchtime Recitals and there will be a 2024 Recitals Series. These recitals will include Handel and Haydn – English Songbook, Irish Melodies with music by Ina Boyle, Irish Writers’ Series: Wilde in Music, Irish Salon Opera Series: La Zingarella, RDS Collins Memorial Bursary, Irish Songmakers Recital, Irish Heritage Bursary, RIAM Next Generation, BVOF Bursary Recital, and BVOF Chorus Recital 2024.