Blackwater Valley Opera Festival – PGIL Monaco Recital, December 2022 Festive Edition

Thank you to our wonderful audiences, friends and supporters, partners and sponsors, and spectacular artists! Our year has been filled with musical treats, opera, concerts, recitals and opportunities for all at BVOF – and the most wonderful festival in June at Lismore Castle and across the Blackwater Valley.

Ireland’s Summer Opera Festival returns 29 May – 5 June 2023. Early booking for Friends of BVOF will be available from January 25, 2023 and tickets will go on general sale from February 4, 2023.

Christmas tidings from all at Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, and we cannot wait to ring in the new year with exciting news of our 2023 opera production in January.

🎄Nollaig shona dhuit! Merry Christmas! 🎄

– From all the team at BVOF

Pictured (L-R) Dieter Kaegi, BVOF Co-founder and Artistic Director, Eamonn Carroll, BVOF Festival Director, Barry McGovern, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Máire Carroll, Andrew Gavin, Caroline Behan. Photo credit: palais – Gaetan Luci.

BVOF | PGIL Event with HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and guests enjoyed Joyce in Music on December 16 – a superb recital by Irish artists, honouring James Joyce’s literary legacy and love of music.

Artists featured: Caroline Behan – Soprano | Andrew Gavin – Tenor | Máire Carroll – Piano | Barry McGovern – Actor

This year was the first time that the Princess Grace Irish Library and Blackwater Valley Opera Festival collaborated. As part of the library’s 2022 cultural programme and centenary celebrations for

Ulysses, the recital was first performed in June at St Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore.

The reciprocal event in Monaco was made possible with the generous support of Culture Ireland and Stonehage Fleming – one of the world’s leading independently owned multi-family offices, whose worldwide network has expanded recently with an office in Monaco.

“Stonehage Fleming is proud to support the Blackwater Valley Opera Concerts and Recitals programme, including this celebration of Ireland’s literary heritage and the important ongoing work they do to support and encourage young performers” said Andrew Clarke, Group Head of Business Development.

BVOF extends gratitude for the loan of the piano from L’Académie Rainier III de Monaco, and thanks to Waterford Whisky and La Distillerie de Monaco for sponsoring the evening reception at Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco.

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