Upcoming Events

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An Evening of Arias,  December 2nd - Green Yard Café

In preparation for Christmas, we're delighted to announce that the Limerick Opera Festival is returning to take up residence in the Green Yard Café on Friday, December 2nd to deliver our final event for this year.

The two events we have run in The Green Yard Cafe this year have been hugely successful and we are delighted to be returning to what is probably one of the most fashionable venues in Limerick City. The stylish interior and the leafy courtyard combine to provide a unique setting, which will see operatic performances delivered by David Howes & Jean Wallace.

While enjoying the performances on offer, the audience will also enjoy food and drinks in one of Limerick’s most preferred dining locations.

Al Fresco Seasonal Sessions - A Series of Festive Operatic Evenings

Limerick Opera Festival with the support of Mother Macs Pub & Birra Moretti, in collaboration with Limerick City & County Council are proud to present a series of operatic seasonal sessions throughout December.

These operatic sessions will take place on December 3rd, 10th & 17th, starting each evening at 7:30pm, in the public space between Mother Mac's and High Street. We look forward to seeing you.

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