We aim to bring opera to all!
Established in 2019, The Limerick Opera Festival was created to bring opera to all through a wide variety of live performances, operatic renditions, exhibitions and community events.
With a splendid operatic history, Limerick has produced many iconic figures of the operatic genre - from European idol Catherine Hayes, to Joseph O’Mara, to (in more recent times) Suzanne Murphy. Through this initiative, we seek to foster a community that celebrates our past and brings beautiful creations into our future.
The Limerick Opera Festival will host a number of events ranging from performances to workshops from 15th - 31st May 2022.
May 20th 2022 @ 7pm - 9.30pm
Operatic Aria Buffet Evening - Greenyard Café
Enjoy an evening filled with opera, delicious food and a welcoming community.
Friday 27th May - Friday 17th June
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.
Saturday 21st May @ 11.40am
Enjoy a magical day of operatic aria performances following the Opera Trail around the city.
Tuesday 24th May @ 3pm
Community Opera - Age Friendly Workshop
Workshop, held in conjunction with Age Friendly Limerick, presented by the renowned Una Hunt, piano and Kevin Neville, bass-baritone.
Saturday 28th May @ 7.30pm
Una Hunt, pianist, will be joined by Dean Power, tenor, and Mairead Buicke, soprano, in the atmospheric surroundings of St. Mary’s Cathedral.
*Locations, ticket prices, times and dates are yet to be confirmed.