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Herculanum at National Opera House 2016
Photo: Clive Barda
Paula Murrihy (Carmen) and Milan Siljanov (Escamillo) Carmen - Bord Gais Energy Theatre, March 2022
Photo: Ruth Medjber
presented by The Performance Corporation and Breda Cashe Productions
Photo: Tom Swift
Maria Stuarda June 2022
Photo: Pat Remond
Maria de Rudenz at the National Opera House 2016
Adrian Clarke and Sinead Campbell Wallace, La bohéme, Giacomo Puccini, O'Reilly Theatre.
Photo: Ros Kavanagh
Opera as an artform is
immensely popular with Irish audiences, but the producing sector in Ireland is
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices, including opera.
Links to opera organisations funded by the Arts Council.
Information and advice videos for Opera applicants seeking funding is available here
Making Great Art Work: Opera Policy and Strategy 2016 (PDF, 0.67MB, 2 pages)
Call for proposals: Main-scale Opera Provision from 2018(PDF, 1.9MB, 11 pages)
Mainscale Opera Provision: Questions(PDF, 0.02MB, 3 pages)
Making Great Art Work - Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)(PDF, 3.29MB, 48 pages)
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Cross artform practices
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The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.