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Upcoming Events

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             Opera By The Sea
    Sunday August 4th  at 6.30pm
       The Bandstand in Kilkee

                  Free event from LOF!!

                     Gina Oberoi Engela ~ Mezzo Soprano                                       with four of her students performing arias &                                                     classical songs.                                                                              Daniel Byrne ~ Piano
                                  Anna Keane ~ Soprano
                                  Grace Mahon ~ Soprano
                                  Rory Fyler ~ Baritone
                                  Genevieve Ní Bhreacain~ Soprano
                           Music from Opera, Operetta & Musicals  

                                       See you all there!!              

 Garden Picnic Aria Evening               September 14th 7pm
     The People's Museum                                  Pery Square 

Eve Stafford ~ Soprano
Catherine O'Carroll ~ Mezzo Soprano
Irina Dernova ~ Pianist

This is an end of summer aria evening in the beautiful People's Museum in Limerick's historic Pery Square. We will have opera in the Blue Room upstairs with a beautiful selection of your favorite pieces.    Enjoy a glass of prosecco on arrival & a wonderful selection of buffet picnic food during the interval served in the Coach House at the end of the beautiful walled garden.
Tickets available at https://eventmaster.ie/event/06vpczqsA1

Limerick Opera Festival

We enjoyed a fabulous list of events in our festival this year. We hope you all enjoyed some really great events with Limerick Opera Festival 
We are really hoping to make many more new friends along the way as we continue to entertain with a wide variety of events.
So keep an eye here & come along & join us to celebrate opera in our beautiful riverside city.
There is something there for everyone!

       Lecture on the  life  of  Catherine Hayes
             was held on Thursday May 16th  2024
                        Laurel Hill School
                      South Circular Road

        Kathryn talking about Catherine

Ms Kathryn Hayes, Lecturer and Course Director of the BA in Journalism and New Media programme, University of Limerick since 2016 delivered this talk to the girls from the highly acclaimed Laurel Hill Choir. The girls and their choral director Lorna Ni Bhroin really enjoyed this presentation. Kathyrn Hayes used a multi media approach to engage the girls in a riveting and informative talk about the Hibernian Madonna.

The Opera Trail Historical Walk

Local historian Sharon Slater took us on an amazingly interesting and informative walk around Limerick city showing us places of interest with an operatic theme. This walk & talk was also linked to our upcoming publication on the history of Limerick Opera which is due for publication soon. We are currently working on the finishing touches of the book. It is an enthralling potted history celebrating the past, present & future Limerick musical talent of this genre. 
A publication not to be missed from Sharon Slater & LOF!

This was a free event & we hope to have more of the same in the future

Be sure to order your copy of
River Notes ~ Opera in Limerick

This walk highlights many of the interesting facts in the book.

Catherine Hayes Tribute Concert 
St Mary’s Cathedral
An incredible night of music & song

I hope you were with us to hear the amazing Ami Hewitt perform a selection of the arias performed by the Swan of Erin during her illustrious career, accompanied by pianist Irina Dernova.
We were also so blessed on the night as Irina Dernova completely captivated the audience with some wonderful piano soloist pieces.

River Notes~Opera in Limerick

Our wonderfully interesting book is now available to pre-order at the following link ~ https://eventmaster.ie/event/6B85UEpT5G

This is a coffee table must and is the culmination of much research on behalf of Sharon Slater. Be sure to get your order in as soon as possible.

The Catherine Hayes Young Soloist Project 2025

This new event is being introduced to our ever-expanding Limerick Opera Festival events page.
Applications will be sought from young aspiring singers aged between 16 and 22 years from around
the country to apply for a number of days coaching with an international staff of singing teachers,
repetiteurs, language coaches and directors.
We will include solo/duet/trio and ensemble work culminating in a performance on the final day.
We will accommodate ten or twelve singers taking part and the Gala Concert at the end of the
coaching experience will be held in St Mary’s Cathedral.
Limerick Opera Festival are very excited about launching this new platform to further support and
enhance the flourishing musical talent in Limerick city and county.