2024 Festival Launch & Book Launch

We had a great night at our recent launch in the courtyard at Green Yard CafeThe mayor of Limerick Gerald Mitchel & festival director Ger Reidy said a few words and we were treated to some amazing arias from        
Eve Stafford accompanied by Irina Dernova.
Sharon Slater, the author of Limerick Opera Festival's new publication River Notes~Opera in Limerick was with us also.





About Us


Established in 2019, The Limerick Opera Festival was created to bring opera to all through a wide variety of live performances, operatic renditions, exhibitions and community events.

With a splendid operatic history, Limerick has produced many iconic figures of the operatic genre - from European idol Catherine Hayes, to Joseph O’Mara, to (in more recent times) Suzanne Murphy. Through this initiative, we seek to foster a community that celebrates our past and brings beautiful creations into our future.

The Limerick Opera Festival will host a number of events ranging from performances to workshops starting on April 20th and running through to April 28th, 2023. For more information about dates and times, please visit our Upcoming Events page and be sure to sign up to our Newsletter.

Further events to be confirmed.   


Opera at The Model School

We were delighted to visit The Model School, An Modh Scoil here in Limerick to entertain and speak with fifth and sixth classes about opera and take questions from the students. David Howes - Bass Baritone and Irina Dernova - Accompanist spent a wonderful hour and more singing, playing music and introducing opera in all it's glory to this young audience.
And who knows, we may have inspired the young singers and musicians in the audience !!  
This amazing group certainly had lots and lots of questions. Our visit to an Modh Scoil finished with the sixth classes singing a beautiful rendition of The Cranberries - 'Dreams' as gaeilge of course. Absolutely magical!! There are lots of pictures of this wonderful event on our Facebook page and An Modh Scoil social media.
Thank you so much to the principle and teachers for having us.