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


Desmond Barry & John Redmill

Valerie Beatty & Dennis Jennings

Mark & Nicola Beddy

Carina and Ali Ben Lmadani

Mary Brennan

Angie Brown

Breffni & Jean Byrne

Jennifer Caldwell

Seán Caldwell & Richard Caldwell

Caroline Classon, in memoriam David Warren, Gorey

Audrey Conlon

Gerardine Connolly

Jackie Connolly

Gabrielle Croke

Sarah Daniel

Maureen de Forge

Doreen Delahunty & Michael Moriarty

Joseph Denny

Kate Donaghy

Marcus Dowling

Mareta & Conor Doyle

Noel Doyle & Brigid McManus

Michael Duggan

Catherine & William Earley

Jim & Moira Flavin

Ian & Jean Flitcroft

Anne Fogarty

Maire & Maurice Foley

Roy & Aisling Foster

Howard Gatiss


Hugh & Mary Geoghegan

Diarmuid Hegarty

M Hely Hutchinson

Gemma Hussey

Kathy Hutton & David McGrath

Nuala Johnson

Susan Kiely

Timothy King & Mary Canning

J & N Kingston

Kate & Ross Kingtson

Silvia and Jay Krehbiel

Karlin Lillington & Chris Horn

Stella Litchfield

Jane Loughman

Rev Bernárd Lynch & Billy Desmond

Lyndon MacCann S.C.

Phyllis Mac Namara

Tony & Joan Manning

R. John McBratney

Ruth McCarthy, in memoriam Niall & Barbara McCarthy

Petria McDonnell

Jim McKiernan

Jean Moorhead

Sara Moorhead

Joe & Mary Murphy

Ann Nolan & Paul Burns

F.X. & Pat O'Brien

James & Sylvia O'Connor

John & Viola O'Connor

Joseph O’Dea

Dr J R O'Donnell

Deirdre O'Donovan & Daniel Collins

Diarmuid O'Dwyer

Patricia O'Hara

Annmaree O'Keefe & Chris Greene

Líosa O'Sullivan & Mandy Fogarty

Hilary Pratt

Sue Price

Landmark Productions

Riverdream Productions

Nik Quaife & Emerson Bruns

Margaret Quigley

Patricia Reilly

Dr Frances Ruane

Catherine Santoro

Dermot & Sue Scott

Yvonne Shields

Fergus Sheil Sr

Gaby Smyth

Matthew Patrick Smyth

Bruce Stanley

Sara Stewart

The Wagner Society of Ireland

Julian & Beryl Stracey

Michael Wall & Simon Nugent

Brian Walsh & Barry Doocey

Judy Woodworth