I just wanted to drop you a note to say that I thought the festival was absolutely outstanding! The opera, the food, the volunteers, the atmosphere- everything was superb. As an overall festival experience, it was the best I have had!! Congratulations to the team. I have no doubt it will thrive.

I wanted to say thank you for all the effort you put behind the event to make it so special, it really was such a pleasant and joyful evening. Every detail was just perfect…

The reports from my guests, the groups I worked with, and strangers overheard around the area are all absolutely glowing. Everyone has remarked on the attention to detail, the quality of  the food and tents, the jazz at the interval, the garden and stable courtyard setting, and of course the performance. As you said, the change in the lighting was very special and the whole effect of the evening absolutely magical – whimsical, relaxed, so beautiful – utterly charming.

Well done and thank you for your huge efforts on this lovely project that contributes so much to the community.

Heard several times today that the service from volunteers was outstanding…everything was so organised!  Well done!!

Just a short note to say that Saturday evening was fantastic I enjoyed every minute of it. I am looking forward to attending next year already and will have an entourage with me! Thanks to everyone involved with the Lismore Opera Festival as it really was an amazing evening.

I would like to congratulate all the team for a wonderful weekend at Lismore. We all really enjoyed the opera and atmosphere in the castle gardens in the beautiful sunshine and are already looking forward to next year’s event.
Please convey our congratulations and appreciation to all concerned for all the hard work involved in making the festival such a success.

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for organising such an amazing event. We had a ball! The amount of preparation, logistics and attention to detail was clearly evident, culminating in an evening that was really something close to heaven. It also has to be said that the oil lights on the pathway at the end of the evening were quite magical.

So, many thanks once again to the events team, the direction and production team and of course the amazing opera singers. Wonderful.

I just wanted to let you all at Lismore Opera know what a wonderful night I enjoyed last Friday. Not only was the Opera such a wonderful delight but everything was really just wonderful, Thank you all so much. I will look foward very much to repeating my special night at LismoreOpera  next summer.

What an absolutely perfect weekend ! A marvellous performance from a 1st class group, not to mention the orchestra. Compliments to all the crew who made the occasion appear flawless. I will find it quite difficult to restrain myself till L’Elixir next year. If you would let me know the programme for the weekend whenever you can, I can start to make arrangements. I would hope to convince a few others to make the pilgrimage next year.

The stable setting was the inspiration for this year’s updating of Mozart’s Così fan tutte to, well, a modern stable. Cue some real live horses gazing out over the half doors, and a horseback ride (carefully managed by minders) off to the wars for Ferrando and Guglielmo. It was a real coup de théâtre.

Lismore Opera Festival (LOF)
2 Chapel Street, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Phone: 085-7460735 Email:  info@lismoreoperafestival.com