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“Where shall I fly?”

Director Peter Whelan | Mezzo-Soprano Paula Murrihy 

In partnership with Blackwater Valley Opera Festival 


The phenomenal Irish mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy joins the Irish Baroque Orchestra and Peter Whelan for a return to beautiful Co. Waterford in June, at the invitation of the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival. A vibrant programme of Handel arias is sure to create musical fireworks, in the stunning setting of Dromore Yard with panoramic views across the Blackwater Valley.


June 5 Dromore Yard, Co. Waterford | Accessibility Info


Handel Overture & Ombra mai fu from ‘Serse/Xerxes’, Scherza Infida & Dopo Notte from ‘Ariodante’, Where Shall I Fly & There in Myrtle Shade Reclined from Hercules plus selected Concerti Grossi by Handel and Geminiani. 


Dublin HandelFest 2023

Presented in partnership with the Office of Public Works

With support from Dublin City Council and the Royal Irish Academy of Music 


The annual Dublin HandelFest celebrates the rich cultural legacy left by Handel’s visit to the city in 1741-1742. Join us for performances by Peter Whelan and the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Claire Duff, Malcolm Proud, the IBO Apprentices and Pablo FitzGerald. Dublin HandelFest 2023 also offers two insightful walking tours taking intrepid explorers back to Handel’s Dublin, and children have the opportunity to find out what happens when you cross a giraffe with a guitar. ​

Explore the full festival programme:

The Irish Baroque Orchestra's Spring/Summer season 2023 is supported by Arts Council Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon from whom the IBO receives principal funding. 

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