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An Evening of Arias,  October 13th - Green Yard Café

We're delighted to advise that the Limerick Opera Festival is returning to take up residence in the Green Yard Café on October 13th, as part of the Global Irish Festival Series.

The Green Yard 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.

Autumn 2022 Programme

  • October 13th, Global Irish Festival Series - An Evening of Arias
  • October 14th  - Thomas Street – City Centre Aria Extravaganza
  • December 15th  - The Colbert Quarter Fringe Opera Project 

An Outline of our Proposed  Festival Events in 2023

  • 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
  • A Children's Opera in collaboration with the Limerick School of Music to be held in the Lime Tree Theatre !!!!
  • An operatic aria buffet evening in Desmond Castle, Newcastle West , Co Limerick in collaboration with the Office of Public Works