Dublin City Council invites families from all over Ireland to Opera In The Open 3 years ago

Dublin City Council invites families from all over Ireland to Opera In The Open

Looking for something the whole family can enjoy?

Dublin City Council invites people from all over the city and beyond, to enjoy immersive mini-operas in the heart of the capital with this summer’s season of Opera In The Open.

Taking place every Thursday in August between 1-2pm in the Amphitheatre, Wood Quay the colourful and dramatic performances are free to attend. It begins Thursday, 1st August with Mozart’s masterful ‘The Impresario’.

Celebrating its 20th season this summer, Opera In The Open returns to Wood Quay presenting the rich operatic works of Mozart, Stravinsky, Donizetti and Gounod.

Performers will transform into dramatic characters in colourful costumes to take the audience into a world of thrilling theatrics.


Performers for this season include outstanding soprano singer Sandra Oman, Simon Morgan, bass-baritone Rory Dunne, soprano Sylvia O’Brien, Owen Gilhooly and well-known actress Mary McEvoy who also directs a number of performances.

Dublin City Council advises people to get there early as over 1,000 generally attend each powerful performance.

For this season’s first performance on 1st August, dip your toes into the world of opera with an easy to follow rendition of Mozart’s The Impresario, performed in English. This piece is rarely seen in Ireland and will be taken on by some of Ireland’s top opera performers.

For further information contact dublincityartsoffice.ie.