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Herculanum at National Opera House 2016
Photo: Clive Barda
presented by The Performance Corporation and Breda Cashe Productions
Photo: Tom Swift
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
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Opera as an artform is immensely popular with Irish audiences, but the producing sector in Ireland is small.
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.
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)
Contact the members of our Opera department
(01) 618 0272
(01) 618 0254
(01) 618 0200
Cross artform practices
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Telephone+353 1 6180200
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The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.