Concert Performances


Concerts 2023 – Ireland’s Summer Opera Festival

We are delighted to present our series of unmissable concerts for 2023 at Dromore Yard, Co Waterford. This year’s Concerts Programme will feature Shakespeare Songs by the acclaimed English tenor, Ian Bostridge; a welcome return of distinguished cellist, Nadège Rochat and pianist Judith Jáuregi with A Poet’s Garden; and Irish mezzo-soprano, Paula Murrihy with the Irish Baroque Orchestra & Peter Whelan Concert: Where Shall I Fly? A Handel Celebration.

The BVOF Concert Series takes place at Dromore Yard – a romantic, restored 19th century farm on the banks of the River Blackwater at Aglish, County Waterford.  Charming outbuildings and courtyards set the scene for sold out concert series each year, with the concert venue lending itself naturally to fine acoustics and stunning views.

Ian Bostridge Concert - Shakespeare Songs - Thursday 1st June
Ian Bostridge Concert

Ian Charles Bostridge CBE is an acclaimed English tenor, well known for his performances as an opera and lieder singer, and song recitalist. Ian Bostridge’s international recital career has taken him to the foremost concert halls of Europe, Japan, and North America.

Ian will be accompanied by Saskia Giorgini – an Italian-Dutch pianist, who won the Salzburg International Mozart Competition in 2016. Her latest album of Franz Liszt’s Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses was awarded a Diapason d’Or, and she has also recorded Schöne Müllerin and Respighi Songs with Ian Bostridge.

Ian Bostridge and Antonio Pappano released the album Shakespeare Songs in 2016, marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare Songs celebrated the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Shakespeare’s peerless feeling for the music of the English language has inspired countless composers, from those who set the Bard’s verse during his lifetime to musicians as diverse as Britten, Finzi, Korngold and Stravinsky.

Set to be one of the unmissable highlights of BVOF, early booking is highly recommended.

DATE & TIME: Thursday 1st June at 8pm

VENUE: Dromore Yard, Co. Waterford

PRICE FROM: €25 – €60 (Ticket price excludes €3.50 booking fee per order)

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Nadège Rochat and Judith Jáuregui Concert - A Poet's Garden - Sunday 4th June
nadege rochat concert

This year we celebrate the return of the distinguished Franco-Swiss cellist Nadège Rochat to Dromore Yard, following her sold out performance at Blackwater Valley Opera Festival in 2018.

An exciting energy on the music scene, Nadège Rochat involves herself in projects that have brought her to stages worldwide. Involved in chamber music, Judith Jáuregui alliances include the violinist Soyoung Yoon, Nadège Rochat, the Signum Quartet, Gerhard Quartet, and the winds quintet Azahar Ensemble.

Nadège will perform with Judith Jáuregi a programme for piano and cello by composers including Ina Boyle, Pablo Casals, Claude Debussy, Federico Mompou, Gaspar Cassado, Frederik Chopin, Federico Garcia Lorca, Ernest John Moeran, Louis Vierne, and Manuel de Falla.

DATE & TIME: Sunday 4th June at 4pm

VENUE: Dromore Yard, Co. Waterford

PRICES FROM: €25 – €60 (Ticket price excludes €3.50 booking fee per order)

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Paula Murrihy with Irish Baroque Orchestra & Peter Whelan Concert - Where Shall I Fly? A Handel Celebration -Monday 5th June

paula murrihy

The internationally acclaimed Irish mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy will be a special guest at this performance with the Irish Baroque Orchestra.

Under the artistic direction of Peter Whelan at the harpsichord, Paula will sing arias in a glorious programme entitled Where Shall I Fly? A Handel Celebration – celebrating early music in this uniquely atmospheric location.

Where Shall I Fly? A Handel Celebration will be Paula Murrihy’s very first concert at Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, and her debut performance at Dromore Yard.

Paula Murrihy is a regular guest at the world’s major opera houses and concert halls, performing a wide variety of repertoire.

Our 2023 festival also marks the much welcome return of The Irish Baroque Orchestra and award-winning conductor Peter Whelan for this celebration of Handel and baroque magnificence in Dromore Yard.

DATE & TIME: Monday 5th June at 8pm

VENUE: Dromore Yard, Co. Waterford

PRICES FROM: €25 – €60 (Ticket price excludes €3.50 booking fee per order)

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