Blackwater Valley Opera Festival launches in Lismore

At the local launch of the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival Eamonn Carroll, Director, Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is pictured with Cllr. Declan Doocey, Deputy Mayor of Waterford City & County Council and Ivona Carr of Fáilte Ireland. (Photo: Patrick Browne)

Opera fans were treated to a taste of what’s to come for the upcoming Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (BVOF), as the official launch took place on Thursday last.  

At Lismore Heritage Centre, Ireland’s Summer Opera Festival 2024 was celebrated as a group of promising young musicians from the BVOF Education Programme showcased their skills, with performances by Music Generation Waterford Flute Quartet and Carriglea National School 4th class.  

BVOF Festival Director, Eamonn Carroll, outlined how the festival, now in its 14th year, has grown significantly through the support of stakeholders. 

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