SUMMER 2021 SEASON

Saturday, July 24  |  6:30PM

Opera Under the Stars at Charles Krug

Doors open at 5:30 pm

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 Simone McIntosh and Mario Rojas.

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Artists

James Conlon
James Conlon

James Conlon has conducted virtually every major American and European symphony orchestra since his debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1974. Since 2006, Conlon has served as Music Director of the Los Angeles Opera, and in 2016, he became the first American to hold the position of Principal Conductor of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Torino, Italy.

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Michael Fabiano
Michael Fabiano

One of the greatest tenors in the world today, Michael Fabiano has sung in the world's most important opera houses, a list that includes: the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera, Opera Australia, Teatro Real, Opéra National de Paris, Dutch National Opera, La Scala, ABAO-OLBE, Dresden Semperoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Glyndebourne Festival, Royal Danish Opera, and Houston Grand Opera. In addition, he has graced concert stages with some of the world’s most acclaimed orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, and the Vienna Symphony, and has performed a number of major recital and concert tours.

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Simone McIntosh
Simone McIntosh

Simone McIntosh is a mezzo-soprano with “sheer vocal agility and lovely rich sound” (Vancouver Sun). Currently an Adler Fellow at San Francisco Opera, she is a graduate of Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio. McIntosh has received several distinguished awards and recognition including the Wirth Vocal Prize 2016, COC Ensemble Studio Competition 2016, Ottawa Choral Society New Discoveries Competition 2018, and inclusion in Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s “30 Hottest Classical Musicians Under 30.” 

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Mario Rojas
Mario Rojas

Originally from Torreón, Mexico, dazzling tenor Mario Rojas is an alumnus of the Ryan Opera Center of Lyric Opera of Chicago and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. One of the youngest singers to receive the Plácido Domingo Scholarship from SIVAM, Mexico’s most prominent young artist program, Rojas is the recipient of many awards, including the 2020 Luminarts Foundation Fellowship and 2018 William M. Sullivan Foundation Award.

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Venue

Charles Krug

Napa Valley’s oldest winery, Charles Krug has been owned and operated by the Peter Mondavi, Sr. family for four generations.  The winery’s award winning newly restored Redwood Cellar Tasting Room and Hospitality Center is a warm, inviting space blending heritage with contemporary design. The National Historical Landmark, originally built in 1872, features reclaimed clear heart redwood from the family’s original wine tanks, stone and open beam construction, windows on the working Family Reserve cellar, and a large welcoming bar and lounge.
Charles Krug