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David Bolger wins for Orfeo ed Euridice and Go to Blazes at Irish Times Theatre Awards

We are so proud to celebrate the results of this year’s 25th Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, for which Blackwater Valley Opera Festival were nominated across a staggering three categories.

Taking place in Dublin on Sunday 26th March, we celebrated a fantastic win for director and choreographer David Bolger who was awarded Best Movement Direction for our BVOF production of Orfeo ed Euridice (a collaboration with the Irish Baroque Orchestra) and Go to Blazes with CoisCéim Dance.

The renowned Irish choreographer and Artistic Director of Cois Céim Dance Theatre dedicated the award to dance artist Emma O’Kane.

We wish David Bolger our warmest congratulations for this Best Movement Direction award and thank him for such a wonderful collaborative experience working on Orfeo ed Euridice last summer.


The Irish Times review of the evening stated “Opera was prominent across many categories, reflecting the growing status of the art form in Ireland. Awards included David Bolger’s best movement award for, in part, his choreography in Orfeo ed Euridice – his work in Go to Blazes was also acknowledged.”


Blackwater Valley Opera Festival’s other two Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards nominations included:

Best Opera: Orfeo ed Euridice- Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

Best Set: Maree Kearns


Warmest congratulations to all Nominees and Award Winners at the 25th Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. The full list of winners is available to read in the Irish Times online.

We are delighted to celebrate the achievements and receive acknowledgment for Orfeo ed Euridice – on behalf of the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival production team, cast, crew, artistic collaborators, friends and supporters, volunteers and sponsors. 

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