February will be a mostly musical opening to the schedule with almost 10 tribute performances of such popular and varied artists as Queen, Johnny Cash, and Luke Kelly. There will also be a performance of On Blueberry Hill by Olivier Award-winning play company Fishamble.
In April, the Irish National Opera will perform Madama Butterfly in the Opera House. April will also see Edna O’Brien revisit her popular novel Country Girls in a new stage adaptation by The Abbey Theatre, and the two-hour music and dance show Rhythm of Dance will celebrate its 20th anniversary with 22 award-winning global and Irish dance champions.
Bill Kenwright’s multi-award winning production of Blood Brothers will be presented in August as the Summer Show. The 2019 Opera Concert Series will end on November 3 with Puccini’s Tosca. Cork Opera House has revealed the return of Mary Black at the end of September and Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival as parts of their autumn schedule.