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28 September 2023

Opera Dinner

Opera Dinner

Experience the height of luxury in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter as Northern Ireland Opera and The Merchant Hotel create an evening designed to ignite all of your senses.

A specially curated evening of fine dining, intertwined with some of the most exquisite opera performed live throughout the night.

From the moment you arrive at The Merchant you will be greeted with gentle musical overtones. Enjoy sipping your glass of bubbles and begin your culinary journey with a selection of chef’s canapes before you are called to dinner with fanfare and pageantry.

During the evening you will be entertained by four leading lights of opera in Northern Ireland. Experience sublime accompaniment with live playing on a stunning grand piano as the singers perform some of the most loved arias, duets and ensembles in between each of your six courses.

This Opera Gala Dinner is not to be missed and we hope you can join us to experience this unique culinary and musical fusion.

The evening includes:

  • Drinks reception with canapes
  • Six course dinner
  • Live opera performances
  • Arrival for drinks reception – 7pm
  • Dinner – 7.30pm

Please note, on the evening you will be seated with other guests at tables of 10. Unfortunately The Merchant do not have the capacity to seat groups separately.

For guests wishing to book overnight accommodation, The Merchant are offering 10% off room bookings on this night. Simply quote OPERA23 when booking your overnight stay: please note, rooms need to be booked separately from the dinner.



Mary McCabe

Mezzo Soprano
Margaret Bridge

Aaron O'Hare

Brendan Collins

Tristan Russcher

Creative Team

Cameron Menzies

Sophie Watson

Event Partner