Festival Partners

Thank You…

We are deeply grateful to the generous supporters and festival partners who have made another year of opera in Ireland’s Ancient East possible. We rely on your support, enthusiasm and community spirit to help us present outstanding performances in the Blackwater Valley region.

The tireless support of our festival partners is hugely appreciated by all of our BVOF audiences. These sponsors allow us to directly fund our performances and to support emerging artists with exceptional talent, thus ensuring the future of quality classical music and opera for generations to come. We are also incredibly thankful for the support our sponsors give to our Schools Programme, through which we hope to foster a love of music in the children of this cherished region.

Each year, a highlight of BVOF is the different historic venues that become animated by the performing arts and committed audiences. We would not be able to host these events without the support of our venue hosts. To the hosts and teams at Cappoquin House, Salterbridge House, Tourin House, Lismore Castle, St Mary’s Collegiate Church, St Carthage’s Church, and Dromore Yard we thank you. Your generosity and dedication to our vision are greatly appreciated.

Finally, BVOF would not be the festival it is today without the hard work and passion our volunteers and local heroes bring to it. Throughout each year, we receive all kinds of offers of help and support; truly, this does not go unnoticed. You – our community – are the heart of this festival, and we only hope that we can continue to earn the privilege of your involvement.

Lead Sponsors

Grant Funders

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Event Sponsors


Preferred Hotel Partner

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