Friends Event

Friends Outing: Blackwater Valley Opera Festival 2021

The Friends of Chester Beatty
return to Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Lismore 2021

We are delighted to return to the
Blackwater Valley Opera Festival this September. This year, Friends of
Chester Beatty will be given exclusive access at the opening night in the
majestic grounds of Lismore Castle:

This season's opera is Gianni
Schicchi by Puccini. In this hilarious farce, the Donati family is mourning the
passing of their patriarch, Buoso. Their tears, however, are not real – that
is, not until the Donatis discover Buoso has bequeathed his fortune to a
monastery. Frantic, they call upon Gianni Schicchi to help them re-write
Buoso’s will. In a series of comedic hijinks and one over-the-top scheme, the
family succeeds in having the will re-written. However, the Donatis are in for
another surprise: when the will is read, they discover that Schicchi has left
the bulk of the fortune to himself.

Numbers are limited to 15 people
so please book early to avoid disappointment! 

Gianni Schicchi at BVOF '21

Wednesday, September 1st

5pm, Gourmet table picnic by
Eunice Power

6:30pm, Curtain up for Gianni

Please note attendees will have
to make their own travel plans.

Price: €155

Open today 9:45am - 5:30pm

Monday to Friday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:45am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb
Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec

Admission is Free
No booking required
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92