Friends’ Buffet

For an elegant pre­-opera dining experience come to the Friends’ Buffet Thursday 1 November at 5.15 p.m. at the Talbot Hotel and enjoy a sumptuous three­ course buffet meal with fine wines.  

After your meal a courtesy bus will be available to bring you from the Talbot to the National  Opera House for the 8 p.m. evening performance.

Booking Details:

Space is limited, and admission is by ticket ONLY, so
do remember to book your complimentary tickets to
the Friends’ Parties, Buffet and Lunches through the
box office. Your complimentary tickets can be used for
whichever events you wish to attend during the Festival.

As part of your membership benefits:

• Chorus Friends are entitled to two complimentary
• Ensemble Friends are entitled to four
complimentary tickets
• Ensemble Plus are entitled to six complimentary
• Aria Friends are entitled to eight complimentary
• Cabaletta Friends are entitled to ten complimentary
• Bravura Friends are entitled to twelve
complimentary tickets
• Prelude Friends may purchase two tickets at the
discounted price of €15 each


If you require additional tickets for the Friends’ Parties,
Lunches and Buffet they may be purchased from the
Box Office. Additional tickets for the Friends’ Parties
may be purchased for €40 each, additional tickets for
the Friends’ Buffet may be purchased for €30 each,
and additional tickets for the Friends’ Lunches may be
purchased for €20 each.