Upcoming Events

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Gala Concert - St. Mary's Cathedral - May 28th - 7:30 pm 

On Saturday May 28th, the Limerick Opera Festival will culminate with a gala event in St. Mary’s Cathedral. With its 850-year history, it is perhaps one of Limerick’s iconic venues. The gala evening of Opera will see Una Hunt, internationally renowned pianist in the company of two soloists, presenting an evening of popular arias.

Featuring soprano Mairead Buicke and tenor Dean Power. Our MC on the night is Liz Nolan from Lyric FM.

Una Hunt is one of Ireland’s leading and most versatile pianists. As a soloist, she has often performed concertos with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra. She is also an active recitalist performing programmes in Britain, Ireland, the USA and Russia and has toured throughout Europe and the USA. 

Throughout the evening, Una and her guests will also take the audience through the life and works of the famed Limerick composer and pianist, George Alexander Osbourne (1806 - 1893).

May 24th - 3pm
Outreach programme event in St. Mary's Cathedral - "Ireland in Opera and Song".

An afternoon workshop with Una Hunt on piano and Kevin Neville, bass-baritone. The programme includes arias from neglected Irish operas, Moore's Melodies and Irish songs, and piano pieces by Limerick's own composer, George Alexander Osborne and Waterford-born William Vincent Wallace, celebrating 210 years since the composer's birth.

May 21st - The Opera Trail

Enjoy a magical day of operatic aria performances, around the city. David Howes, bass-baritone from Limerick and his guests soloists will be bring opera to the streets of Limerick. We're very excited about this.

The locations and time for these performances is as follows:

  • Opera Square (Bank Place) - 11.30am
  • St. John's Castle - 12.15pm
  • Thomas Street - 1.00pm
  • Bandstand - People's Park - 2pm

May 20th - An Evening of Operatic Aria at The Green Yard Café  

Join us for a lovely evening of opera and good food

The evening of Friday May 20th will see the Opera Festival take up residence in the Green Yard Café, probably one of the most fashionable venues in Limerick City. The stylish interior and the leafy courtyard will combine to provide a unique setting, which will see operatic performances delivered inside and outside. While enjoying the performances on offer, the audience will also enjoy the food and drinks in one of Limerick’s most preferred dining locations.

Operatic Memorabilia Exhibition - Limerick Museum
May 2022

Hosted by the museum’s very own curator, Dr. Matthew Potter, the  exhibition highlights  are material from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and La Scala, Milan. Bringing you through a global journey of opera’s rich history in our region.