world opera day

World Opera Day

It’s World Opera Day! Are you an opera fan? For the third edition of World Opera Day, opera has decided to reboot! Visit wwww.worldoperaday.com for a complete program listing and links to all events taking place today. World Opera Day is celebrated on 25 October, the birthday of Georges Bizet and Johann Strauss II. These composers are responsible for possibly the world’s most famous opera and operetta. It is a day when opera companies, artists, opera lovers and opera professionals show and celebrate the value of the art form.  This edition of World Opera Day takes place in a challenging context as theatres around the world resume activity. Former production models have been challenged and many have invested thought and time in re-inventing. Opera companies are re-opening with new ambitions.

We have taken the day to celebrate the magic of opera and past BVOF festivals on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We hope you enjoy highlights from our wonderful 2021 Festival on both our Gallery Page and YouTube channel. The festival was packed with concerts, recitals and of course our fabulous production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.  Come visit us next year – at Ireland’s Summer Opera Festival from 31 May – 6 June 2022!