Loughcrew Gardens, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, Ireland
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Loughcrew Music & Opera Festival 2016

In 2016 Loughcrew Opera Festival hosted 2 fantastic performances, stay tuned for what’s coming up in 2017!

Below is a little idea of the 2016 shows.

‘Pigalle – Chansons de Paris’

Homage to Piaf and her world of song which celebrates the cabaret music of the Parisian streets, cafes and theatres where she performed until her death in 1963.


‘An Operatic Evening of Love, Lust and Intrigue’

Performed by Opera a la Carte with music from Mozart and including such operas as Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute.

Loughcrew Opera Festival 2015

‘Pigalle – Chansons de Paris’

Derby Browne: Chanteuse ~ David Wray: Clavier
Derek McKenna: Accordéon ~ George Fleeton: Réalisation

Derby Browne’s show ‘Pigalle!’ is packed with music from the cabarets and cafes of Paris; with romantic interludes from Parisian tea-shops, carnivals and market-places. Portraying the diminutive chanteuse’s life of poverty from the depths of Paris’ slums to worldwide fame and notoriety. Romance, poverty, success, murder and music – Pigalle has all of the ingredients to transport an audience back to the murky yet glamorous era of 1930’s/40’s Paris.

‘An Operatic Evening of Love, Lust and Intrigue’

Norah King: Mezzo ~ Elinor Rolfe Johnson: Soprano
Jochem Van Ast: Baritone ~ Andrew Mayor: Bass baritone
Anthony Ingle on piano

You don’t have to head to Dublin’s seedy underworld for an evening of love, lust and intrigue. All the mystery and drama will be in plain sight on June the 24th & 25th when Opera A La Carte takes to the stage at the Loughcrew Opera Festival. For 2 nights only opera fans will be able to watch this spectacular Gala directed by Nicholas Heath, including some of Mozart’s most well-known operas such as Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute.



The shows were set in an intimate theatre setting in Loughcrew House. We are situated outside Oldcastle only 1 hour from Dublin. Directions can be found here and we can be found on Google maps.

For more information and bookings please see our Loughcrew Opera Facebook Page.

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