Upcoming Events

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Lily’s Labyrinth Children’s Opera

Our first event of 2023 is A Children's Opera in collaboration with the Limerick School of Music to be held in the Millennium Theatre on February 4th .  This a unique opportunity to enjoy the wonderful children’s opera, Lily’s Labyrinth, in the impressive setting of TUS Millennium Theatre. With music composed by Marian Ingoldsby and libretto written by Ben Hennessy, this event will be a fantastic experience for adults and children alike.

This production is a collaboration between Limerick School of Music and Limerick Opera Festival, with performances by the staff and students of Limerick School of Music.

The LIT Millennium Theatre with its harmonious avant-garde glass and steel structure is the perfect intimate venue for a great evenings entertainment. Opened in March 2003 the Millennium quickly established a reputation as a leading production theatre. The comfortable auditorium, seating up to 350, is fully air-conditioned. The LIT Millennium Theatre is a superb venue with a great informal atmosphere for all visitors.

Into The Future

An Outline of our Proposed  Festival Events in 2023

  • A Children's Opera in collaboration with the Limerick School of Music to be held in the Millennium Theatre on February 4th
  • Operatic Aria Evening to be held in The Green Yard Café at Punches Cross, Limerick City – May 2023
  • Community Opera / Age Friendly workshop, presented by the renowned Una Hunt and soloists in St Mary’s Cathedral on May 2023. Giving a wonderful insight into the workings / presentation of operatic performance
  • An opera gala evening in St Mary’s Cathedral presented by international pianist Una Hunt- May  2023. Our MC on the night is Liz Nolan of Lyric FM fame!
  • Local Operatic memorabilia exhibition in the Limerick Museum, hosted by the curator Dr Matt Potter, including some memorabilia from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in relation to Joseph O’Mara and some other material in relation to Catherine Hayes from La Scala, Milan. All of May & June

On street operatic aria performances,  May  2023 – Four locations: 

  • Outside King John’s Castle main entrance on the concourse
  • The Boardwalk at Poor Man’s Kilkee
  • The Corner of Thomas Street & Little Catherine Street (Starbucks)
  • The Plaza at Colbert Station

Additional Projects Planned Events for 2023 (Details to follow)

  • A performance of Balfe’s “Sleeping Queen “, with an outreach programme workshop in collaboration with Regeneration Limerick and local schools
  • An operatic aria buffet evening in Desmond Castle, Newcastle West , Co Limerick in collaboration with the Office of Public Works