2021 Summer Season

Thursday, July 15

Founders Dinner at Silverado Resort
Time: 6:30 PM
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Founders Dinner at Silverado Resort

Tonight, on the beautiful grounds of Silverado Resort and Spa, Festival Napa Valley celebrates its champions – the benefactors and patrons whose enthusiasm, vision, and support launched Festival Napa Valley 16 years ago, as well as major supporters of the 2021 season.

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Friday, July 16

Opening Night with Lisette Oropesa
Time: 6:30 PM
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Opening Night with Lisette Oropesa

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Festival Napa Valley kicks off with an unforgettable recital starring one of today’s most dazzling singers - soprano Lisette Oropesa - who performs in the picturesque outdoor stage at Charles Krug. The Cuban-American Oropesa is one of the most in-demand lyric coloraturas today, and has been celebrated for her "endless supply of golden-age trills," (Opera News) and a voice that is "brightly crystalline and arrestingly powerful." (New York Times). Tonight’s concert is dedicated to the late Ann Getty, whose generosity and kindness made an indelible mark on Festival Napa Valley.

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Patron Dinner at HALL Napa Valley
Time: 8:00 PM
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Patron Dinner at HALL Napa Valley

Driving down Highway 29, you might recognize a 35-foot-tall stainless steel bunny leaping up from a vineyard. The sculpture, “Bunny Foo Foo,” is one of many innovative works at HALL St. Helena, a gorgeous, art-filled estate that combines the best of the past and the future.

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Saturday, July 17

Vintner's Luncheon
Time: 11:30 AM
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Vintner's Luncheon

Today’s Vintner’s Luncheon will be hosted by one of Festival Napa Valley's premium partner wineries.

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Saturday at the Symphony
Time: 5:30 PM
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Saturday at the Symphony

Second performance at 8:30 pm

Program to be announced.

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Patron Dinner at Opus One
Time: 7:30 PM
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Patron Dinner at Opus One

More than four decades ago, at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii, winemaking legends Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild met for the very first time. There they began a groundbreaking collaboration with a singular vision: merge Old World and New World wine styles to create one grand Opus.

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Sunday, July 18

Vintner's Luncheon at Theorem Vineyards
Time: 11:30 AM
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Vintner's Luncheon at Theorem Vineyards

“In vino veritas.” That’s the philosophy at Theorem Vineyards, one of the most enchanting vineyard estates in all of Napa Valley. Nestled on the northern slope of Diamond Mountain in Calistoga, Theorem Vineyards houses one of the most significant collections of historical buildings in Napa Valley. 

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Arts for All Gala featuring Jennifer Hudson at Far Niente
Time: 5:00 PM
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Arts for All Gala featuring Jennifer Hudson at Far Niente

She is Jennifer Hudson. A global superstar with a voice as big as her heart. And she is bringing that formidable voice and her unbridled charisma to Festival Napa Valley for one of the most inspiring events of the year: the Arts for All Gala.

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Tuesday, July 20

Vintner's Luncheon
Time: 12:00 PM
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Vintner's Luncheon

Today’s Vintner’s Luncheon will be hosted by one of Festival Napa Valley's premium partner wineries.

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The Four Seasons of Napa Valley
Time: 6:30 PM
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The Four Seasons of Napa Valley

GRAMMY-nominated cellist Matt Haimovitz and brilliant young violinist Chad Hoopes bring their talents to the outdoor stage at Charles Krug.

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Patron Dinner
Time: 8:00 PM
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Patron Dinner

Today’s Patron Dinner will be hosted by one of Festival Napa Valley's premium partner wineries.

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Wednesday, July 21

Novack Concert for Kids: At the Foot of Winter's Mountain, a musical tale with pianist Audrey Vardanega and shadow puppets
Time: 11:00 AM
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Novack Concert for Kids: At the Foot of Winter's Mountain, a musical tale with pianist Audrey Vardanega and shadow puppets

Pianist Audrey Vardanega takes the stage for this stop-animated puppet show and musical performance combining story, music, and natural sounds. Vardanega performs pieces from Tales of the Boatman, an exciting series created by multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, and shadow puppeteer Chris Rippey that tackles themes of myth, magic, music, and nature. 

All attendees must be accompanied by a child.

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Vintner's Luncheon
Time: 12:00 PM
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Vintner's Luncheon

Today’s Vintner’s Luncheon will be hosted by one of Festival Napa Valley's premium partner wineries.

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A Tribute to Tony Bennett
Time: 6:30 PM
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A Tribute to Tony Bennett

Festival Napa Valley presents a very special tribute to music icon Tony Bennett, the preeminent master of the Great American Songbook. With millions of records sold worldwide and platinum and gold albums to his credit, Bennett has received nineteen Grammy® Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001). No one in American popular music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Bennett. This concert features some of today’s leading singers performing a selection of Bennett’s most beloved songs, including his signature tune, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco.”

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Patron Dinner at B Cellars
Time: 8:00 PM
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Patron Dinner at B Cellars

Guests at today’s Patron Dinner will experience B Cellars’ superbly crafted wines, paired with a gourmet meal, served alfresco against the beautiful Napa Valley landscape.

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Patron Dinner at Frank Family Vineyards
Time: 8:00 PM
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Patron Dinner at Frank Family Vineyards

Rich and Leslie Frank have a philosophy: “We don’t have customers; we have guests. And the idea is that our guests have a great time.” Of course, an essential component of that enjoyment is the years they have spent crafting some of the most outstanding small-batch, single-vineyard wines in Napa. It’s also the welcoming, gracious sensibility guests will experience throughout this intimate evening on their Calistoga estate—one of Napa’s most iconic and unforgettable locations.

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Thursday, July 22

Vintner's Luncheon
Time: 11:30 AM
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Vintner's Luncheon

Today’s Vintner’s Luncheon will be hosted by one of Festival Napa Valley's premium partner wineries.

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Puccini's {Gianni Schicchi}
Time: 6:30 PM
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Puccini's Gianni Schicchi

Star baritone Lucas Meachem returns to Festival Napa Valley to perform the title role in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, widely considered to be one of the funniest operas of all time. Maestro Kent Nagano makes his Festival debut and leads Meachem, a cast of singers from the Manetti Shrem Opera Program, and Festival Orchestra Napa in this comic farce featuring some of Puccini’s best music, including the famous aria "O mio babbino caro.” Jean-Romain Vesperini directs.

 

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Patron Dinner at Castello di Amorosa
Time: 8:00 PM
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Patron Dinner at Castello di Amorosa

You don’t have to travel to Europe to experience the grandeur of a great castle. Just take a seat at tonight’s Patron Dinner, hosted in the elegant confines of Castello di Amorosa, the Napa estate winery with a 121,000-square-foot, thirteenth-century-style Tuscan castle at its heart. Made from more than 8,000 tons of Napa-sourced stone, it is an incredible site to behold.  Sipping on fine wines and soaking in breathtaking views, guests will dine underneath the summer sky in Castello di Amorosa’s spectacular stone courtyard. Magical.

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Friday, July 23

Vintner's Luncheon at The Walther Green Car Barn
Time: 11:30 AM
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Vintner's Luncheon at The Walther Green Car Barn

Anne and Roger Walther have spent a lifetime giving, and their enthusiasm and energy is paralleled only by their deep commitment to the Napa community. The Walther family invites Festival patrons to join them for a private peek at their turbo-charged collection of exotic and classic cars, followed by an afternoon of elegant food and beautiful music, set among the stunning beauty of St. Helena’s Sage Canyon vineyards.

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Dance Gala: Roberto Bolle and Friends
Time: 6:30 PM
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Dance Gala: Roberto Bolle and Friends

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Ballet superstar Roberto Bolle brings his celebrated show, Roberto Bolle and Friends, to Napa for the annual Dance Gala, an event that invariably ranks among the year’s Festival highlights. A principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre from 2009-2019, a principal dancer étoile at La Scala Theatre Ballet, and a guest artist with other top international companies, Bolle is one of Italy’s most beloved artists. Accompanied by a star-studded cast of dancers, he performs solos and ensemble numbers from both treasured classic and modern ballets.

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Patron Dinner at Raymond Vineyards
Time: 8:00 PM
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Patron Dinner at Raymond Vineyards

A dinner at Raymond Vineyards is no ordinary parade of plates. Owner Jean-Charles Boisset approaches wine, and how we enjoy it, at the sensory level. That includes sight, smell, texture, taste, and everything that surrounds you (he describes this so articulately in his recent book, Alchemy of the Senses).

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Saturday, July 24

Vintner's Luncheon hosted by the Antinori Family and the Antica Foundation
Time: 11:30 AM
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Vintner's Luncheon hosted by the Antinori Family and the Antica Foundation

One of the world’s most prestigious wine dynasties, the Antinori family has been making wine for more than six centuries. Since they purchased 500 acres in Napa Valley in 1993, a little bit of Tuscany has been blossoming on the West Coast. And Tuscany is exactly what guests will indulge in during this afternoon of pranzo perfection.

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Opera Under the Stars
Time: 6:30 PM
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Opera Under the Stars

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Festival favorite Michael Fabiano, the celebrated tenor who The New York Times called “one of the most exciting, sought-after singers in the world”, returns to Napa to delight the audience in song with Festival Orchestra Napa, under the baton of eminent conductor James Conlon. Joining Fabiano are this year’s Manetti Shrem Prize winners, two emerging opera singers recognized for their extraordinary potential and talent.  

 

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Patron Dinner
Time: 8:00 PM
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Patron Dinner

Today’s Patron Dinner will be hosted by one of Festival Napa Valley's premium partner wineries.

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Sunday, July 25

Season Finale at Alpha Omega
Time: 11:30 AM
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Season Finale at Alpha Omega

What’s music to the ears? A season finale that simultaneously supports, energizes, and inspires the ethos of Festival Napa Valley. This closing private concert and bodacious barbecue at Robin and Michelle Baggetts’ beauty of a winery, Alpha Omega, promises just that.

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