Programme 2019

68th Festival

22 October - 3 November 2019


Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet

Sung in French

Tues 22, Fri 25, Tues 29 Oct, Fri 1 Nov


Dorilla in Tempe by Antonio Vivaldi

Sung in Italian

Wed 23, Sat 26, Wed 30 Oct, Sat 2 Nov


WORLD-PREMIERE of a newly commissioned opera

La Cucina by Irish composer Andrew Synnott

Performed as a companion piece with

Adina by Gioacchino Rossini, a co-production with Rossini Opera Festival and directed by Rosetta Cucchi, the incoming Artistic Director.

Both sung in Italian

Thurs 24, Sun 27 (5 p.m.), Thurs 31 Sun 3 Oct (5 p.m.)


The 2019 Festival will include 12 main evening opera performances as well as an exclusive concert performance on the Bank Holiday Monday, 28 October, of The Veiled Prophet by the Irish composer Charles Villiers Stanford, presented in association with Heritage Music Productions, headed by international pianist and Irish music specialist, Una Hunt.  This eagerly anticipated project, supported by grant funding from the Arts Council, will be conducted by David Brophy and include several distinguished Irish singers.


Further information on creative teams and daytime programme will be announced ahead of the opening of priority booking on 23 March.


Ensemble +, Aria, Cabaletta, Bravura: Saturday, 23 March 2019

Ensemble: Saturday, 30 March 2019

General Booking: Saturday, 13 April 2019