FESTIVAL VENUES

Lismore Castle Gardens & Stables

Like in the previous years, Lord and Lady Burlington allow the Lismore Opera Festival to to use the castle stables as our opera set and the gardens for food and wine and hospitality for our patrons.

Anyone who visits the festival immediately knows that this is the perfect setting for a unique opera festival. Lismore Opera Festival 2017 presents an original production of L’Elisir d’Amore by Gaetano Donizetti in the stunning and unique setting of the covered stableyard on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June 2017. Click on the pictures to buy your tickets.

Lismore Castle Arts is also situated in the historic gardens of Lismore Castle. The gallery, a not-for-profit initiative, was founded in 2005 and is committed to the presentation and promotion of contemporary visual art in Southern Ireland. It hosts exhibitions of international significance alongside a series of smaller exhibitions, projects and events as well as a comprehensive education programme. More….

FRIDAY 2 JUNE

L’ELISIR D’AMORE 5.30pm. LISMORE CASTLE GARDENS

SATURDAY 3 JUNE

L’ELISIR D’AMORE 5.30pm. LISMORE CASTLE GARDENS

SATURDAY 3 JUNE

RECITAL SALTERBRIDGE HOUSE AND GARDENS 12pm

Salterbridge House and gardens

The gardens of Salterbridge House are part of the wonderful Waterford Garden Trail. They are  Located near Cappoquin. The Victorian country house’s grounds are filled with camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons and many other woodland shrubs.

On Saturday 3 June at 12pm. Kieran Moynihan, Flute, accompanied on piano by Marco Zambelli, will be featuring composers such as Donizetti, Rossini, Locatelli. Click on the picture to buy your tickets.

Fortwilliam Estate

Fortwilliam  includes the immaculate, restored early Victorian (1836) house designed by James and George Richard Pain, two guest cottages, 400 acres of tillage and grazing land, glasshouses, croquet lawn and tennis court.This year Fortwilliam Estate is one of the new venues for our recitals.

On Saturday 3 June at 2:30pm., members of the LOF Chorus will perform arias, duets and ensemble pieces from the world’s favourite operas. Click on the picture to buy your tickets.

SATURDAY 3 JUNE

RECITAL FORTWILLIAM ESTATE 2.30pm

SUNDAY 4 JUNE

RECITAL CAPPOQUIN HOUSE AND GARDENS 12pm

Cappoquin House and gardens

Cappoquin House is an 18th century Georgian mansion. It dominates the river Blackwater at the point where, due to an ice age blockage, the river turns south and ploughs its way through the hills to the sea. The castle was one of a series controlling the tidal waters of the river, a main artery of trade with England. Looking upstream you can see Lismore Castle. Downstream you can see Dromana, the great castle of the Earl of Desmond.

The recitals at Cappoquin House have become a tradition in our programme. This year Sandra Oman and Damon Ploumin Nestor perform favourite arias from popular operas on Sunday 4 June at 12:00pm. Click on the image to buy your tickets.

Tourin House and gardens

The gardens at Tourin House extend over 2 hectares and include a walled garden. A fine collection of camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and other shrubs give a beautiful seasonal display of colour. Rare and mature trees include a Champion London Plane Tree. Lovely walks along garden and woodland paths lead to Tourin Quay and a pond with wild duck and other wild life.

Tourin House and Gardens are situated about 5km from Cappoquin and the heritage town of Lismore in County Waterford. The main house was built in 1840 in the then fashionable Italianate style. The main feature inside is a fine double oak staircase. Overlooking the River Blackwater, the original historic 16th-century tower house still stands and can be seen from the garden.

This year we will organise a recital at Tourin House and Gardens on Sunday 4 June, starting at 2:30pm. Renowned Cellist, Gerald Peregrine, accompanied on piano by Marco Zambelli, will be featuring music by composers such as Boccherini, Albinoni, Rossini and Vivaldi.

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SUNDAY 4 JUNE

RECITAL TOURIN HOUSE AND GARDENS 2.30pm

SUNDAY 4 JUNE

RECITAL AT ST. CARTHAGE’S CATHEDRAL 6pm

St. Carthage’s Cathedral

In the historic town of Lismore, County Waterford, visitors will find St Carthage’s Cathedral, which dates from 1633. Still, the ecclesiastical significance of the land goes back to the 7th century, when St Carthage founded a monastery here. Due to the presence of the religious community, Lismore was known throughout Europe as a place of learning.

At the present cathedral, situated on a lovely hill surrounded by greenery, visitors can view medieval tombs, stone carvings, fine stained glass windows and more. On Sunday 4th at 6pm Patrick Rafter will give a violin recital, accompanied  on the piano by Lance Coburn .

Regarded as one of Ireland’s most promising musicians, international award winning violinist Patrick Rafter has toured Europe, Asia and America as Concert Violinist, Chamber and Orchestral musician, and currently studies under Maxim Vengerov and Oleg Kaskiv at the International Menuhin Music Academy Switzerland. Patrick most became the RDS Music Bursary Winner in 2015. Click on the image to buy your tickets.