The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

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The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (BVOF), Ireland’s unmissable summer opera festival, is returning on a high note for seven magical days from 31st of May to the 6th of June 2022.


Highlights include the headline opera Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with the award-winning Irish Baroque Orchestra and modern CoisCéim Dance Theatre, a new ‘Discover Singing’ programme, concerts in the breath-taking Dromore Yard, a James Joyce spoken recital, dance and orchestral collaborations, free open air lunchtime performances in towns across Waterford and Cork, and unique dining experiences!


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 Failte 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


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