Founders Circle

Join Irish National Opera’s Founders Circle

Be Part of Irish Opera History!

We’re ambitious, bold and new. In our first year, we will present seven operas, five of them new productions, and tour to thirteen venues in Ireland as well as to London’s Barbican Centre. We will collaborate with Irish artists and opera stars who have held global audiences spellbound.

We will appear in major festivals, including the Galway International Arts Festival and Dublin Theatre Festival. This is a renaissance of opera in Ireland and you can be part of our success story.

Join the Founders Circle by making a once-off contribution of €1,000 and your name will forever be associated with the founding of Irish National Opera. We will acknowledge members of our Founders Circle in perpetuity. If you wish, you may also choose to make a Founders Circle contribution in someone else’s name(s) and, if you prefer, you can make a contribution anonymously.

This is your chance to play a part in the history of Irish opera. 

Call us on (01) 679 4962 or email

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Founders Circle Members 


Mary Brennan

Angie Brown

Jennifer Caldwell

Landmark Productions 

Audrey Conlon

Gerardine Connolly

Jackie Connolly

Sarah Daniel

Maureen de Forge

Michael Duggan

Catherine & William Earley

Jim & Moira Flavin

Ian & Jean Flitcroft

Maire & Maurice Foley

Diarmuid Hegarty

M Hely Hutchinson

Gemma Hussey

Kathy Hutton & David McGrath 

Susan Kiely

Timothy King & Mary Canning

J & N Kingston

Kate & Ross Kingtson

Karlin Lillington & Chris Horn

Stella Litchfield 

Jane Loughman

Lyndon MacCann S.C.

Phyllis Mac Namara

Tony & Joan Manning

R. John McBratney

Rev Bernárd Lynch & Billy Desmond

Petria McDonnell

Jean Moorhead

Sara Moorhead

F.X. & Pat O'Brien

James & Sylvia O'Connor

John & Viola O'Connor

Dr J R O'Donnell

Diarmuid O'Dwyer

Patricia O'Hara

Annmaree O'Keefe & Chris Greene

Margaret Quigley

Patricia Reilly

Catherine Santoro

Dermot & Sue Scott

Yvonne Shields

Fergus Sheil Sr 

Gaby Smyth

Matthew Patrick Smyth

Bruce Stanley

The Wagner Society of Ireland

Brian Walsh & Barry Doocey