Pack lunch to bring with you.
Two dreamy Open Air Lunchtime Recitals will take place will be in Youghal and Fermoy this weekend.
Organised as part of this year’s Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (BVOF), organisers are encouraging local community groups and music lovers from around Cork to book their free tickets and experience highlights of the festival’s classical and operatic repertoire at Youghal Green Park on Saturday, June 3rd at 12pm, and Fermoy Town Park on Sunday, June 4th at 12pm.
The Festival runs all week in unique venues across the Blackwater Valley. Highlights include the headline opera Verdi’s Macbeth, conducted by Killian Farrell, directed by Sarah Baxter, and in artistic collaboration with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, which is set in the grounds of Lismore Castle.
The concerts at Dromore Yard, a romantic, semi-restored 19th-century farmyard on the banks of the River Blackwater, are also in high demand, featuring Ian Bostridge with Saskia Giorgini, Nadège Rochat and Judith Jáuregui, and Paula Murrihy with the Irish Baroque Orchestra and Peter Whelan.
Book your free recital tickets for the Cork events here.