Thursday 4 & Friday 5 April, 2019
Tickets: €35 / €45 / €55*
Irish soprano Celine Byrne joins a host of international and Irish singers to star as Madama Butterfly in Puccini’s most heart-wrenching opera. Ben Barnes directs. Timothy Redmond conducts the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
Madama Butterfly takes us on the emotional journey of a devoted young Asian woman as she faces the truth about Pinkerton, the US navy lieutenant she marries. Sound advice from her maid, Suzuki, and the American consul, Sharpless, falls on deaf ears. The worldly-wise Pinkerton sets up house with Butterfly. But he deserts her, leaving her isolated from family and friends.
Puccini’s orientally-tinged and compassionate score includes the famous Humming Chorus and the rose-tinted expectation of the aria Un bel dì. Butterfly holds on to hope as she longs for the "one fine day" on which her departed lover will return. He does . . . But not for the kind of reunion she dreamed about.
*Tickets may be subject to booking fee
Proudly supported by the Arts Council
When & WhereChoose Day
- Irish National Opera Presents
Thursday 29 November 2018- Sunday 20 January 2019
Friday 7, Saturday 8, Friday 14, Saturday 15, Thursday 20, Friday 21, Saturday 22 December 2018
Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 December 2018
Irish rock band Hothouse Flowers play a special New Year’s Eve concert following the recent release of their brand new album Let’s Do This Thing.
Over 18s only
Monday 31st December 2018
Monday 7 January 2019
Thursday 24 January 2019
Friday 25 January 2019
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 January 2019
Thursday 31 January 2019
Friday 1 & Saturday 2 February 2019
Sunday 3 February 2019
Wednesday 6 February 2019
Thursday 7 February 2019
Friday 8 & Saturday 9 February 2019
Sunday 10 February 2019
Thursday 14 February 2019
Friday 15 February 2019
Saturday 16 February 2019.
Sunday 17 Feb 2019
February 19-23 2019
Sunday 24 February 2019
Fishamble – The New Play Company presents the Olivier Award-winning On Blueberry Hill following its critically acclaimed world premiere as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2017.
Tuesday 26th February 2019
Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 February 2019
Friday 1 March 2019.
Sunday 3 March 2019
: Mario Rosenstock returns with his hugely successful show In Your Face as he embarks on a nationwide tour in 2019.
Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th March 2019
Friday 8 March 2019
Ireland’s favourite Country stars line up for one night only
Sunday 10 March 2019
Friday 15 March 2019
Saturday 16 March 2019
The 2019 Cork Opera House Concert Series commences with a concert performance of Mozart’s comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro.
Sunday 24th March 2019
Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole leads a thrilling extravaganza of music and dance!
Wednesday 27 March, 2019.
ON SALE FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER
Singer-songwriter John Grant makes an eagerly awaited return following the release of his fourth solo album Love is Magic.
Thursday 28th March 2019
Ireland’s Greatest Voices The Three Tenors return for their annual Mother’s Day special with their must-see show of classic hits made famous by the likes of Sinatra, The Dubliners, Pavarotti.
Saturday 30 March 2019
Sunday 7 April 2019
Friday 12th April 2019
EXTRA DATE ADDED - THURSDAY 11TH APRIL!
Irish Folk Legend and iconic musician Finbar Furey embarks on a national tour following the release of his new album Don’t Stop Me Now
Saturday 13th April 2019
Legendary songwriter Joe Jackson embarks on his Four Decade Tour in 2019 to celebrate 40 years as a recording artist.
Tuesday 23 April 2019
Monday 29 April 2019
The BAFTA award-winning children’s television series Ben & Holly returns to the stage in this live animated show.
Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd May 2019.
Tuesday 7 May 2019
Sunday 12 May 2019
Saturday 18 May 2019
A show packed with all of George Michael’s hits.
Sunday 19 May 2019
Tuesday 21st May 2019
As part of the 2019 Opera Concert Series, Cork Opera House presents a concert performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s timless operetta, The Pirates of Penzance.
Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin discuss coerced and false confessions, interrogation tactics, and the wrongful conviction of Brendan Dassey whose case and post-conviction process has captivated the world.
Tuesday 4th June 2019
Thursday 6 June 2019
Wednesday 12 – Friday 14 June 2019
Saturday 29th June 2019, 8pm.
August 6th - 24th
*ON SALE SATURDAY 08 DECEMBER AT 10 AM
One of Ireland’s most prolific and successful recording artists Daniel O’Donnell returns to Cork Opera House for three performances in August 2019 following the release of his new album Walkin’ in the Moonlight.
Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th August 2019
The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns to Cork Opera House in 2019 for another outstanding show of musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.
Thursday 3 October 2019
Ardal O’Hanlon, star of Death in Paradise, Father Ted, and My Hero (BBC), continues to tour his acclaimed stand-up comedy shows worldwide.
Wednesday 30 October 2019
Cork Opera House presents a concert performance of Puccini’s masterpiece Tosca, the final instalment in the 2019 Opera Concert Series.
Sunday 3rd November 2019