Exhibition Launch: Music Generation Waterford – Discover Opera, Discover Singing

Music Generation Waterford was delighted to launch their new exhibition on October 15, 2022 in the Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford City.
The exhibition is a collection of photos, film and music to celebrate some of what has been achieved so far at Music Generation Waterford. It is an installation that celebrates the young musicians, the musician educators and the partnerships that have made the ambitions of Music Generation Waterford possible. The exhibition launch was opened by The Mayor of Waterford, Cllr. John O’Leary, and followed by fantastic performances by young musicians from the Wind and Brass Band, as well as the young harpists.
The new MGW exhibition also featured incredible images from the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival education outreach partnerships – Discover Opera and Discover Singing.

In 2021 we developed our education outreach package, and in conjunction with Music Generation Waterford launched a new ‘Discover Opera project for local primary schools. Generously funded with the support of the Tomar Trust, the project included a series of online and classroom workshops, culminating in an exciting new Discover Opera trail for participating schools at Lismore Castle.  In 2022, the Discover Singing project for primary school children was launched with Music Generation Waterford – providing access and opportunity for children and young people in Waterford to experience high quality performance music.

1000s of visitors to this year’s Blackwater Valley Opera Festival enjoyed our four opera performances in the grounds of Lismore Castle, our schools night at the opera – a free, full scale dress rehearsal production of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice in the grounds of Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford; as well as classical music concerts and recitals, and free lunchtime open-air lunchtime recitals across Cork and Waterford.

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is Ireland’s Summer Opera Festival, joyfully engaging audiences through a creative and imaginative programme of opera and classical music in the beautiful Blackwater Valley. The festival showcases emerging Irish talent alongside established international artists and delivers memorable and inspirational experiences which enrich the cultural life of the region. 
Blackwater Valley Opera Festival will take place from 29 May – 5 June 2023.  Sign up for our monthly BVOF Newsletter for the latest news, offers and exclusive giveaways here.
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