The luminous Spanish soprano Serena Sáenz makes her U.S. debut as Norina in Donizetti’s classic comedy, Don Pasquale. The stellar cast includes tenor Thomas Cilluffo as Ernesto, baritone Alexey Lavrov as Dr. Malatesta, and baritone Lucas Meachem as Don Pasquale. Noah Lindquist leads Festival Orchestra Napa in this enduring tale of love and deception. Jean-Romain Vesperini directs.
Empress M will have food for purchase at all Festival Napa Valley events held at Charles Krug.
Manetti Shrem Opera is underwritten by Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem.
Serena Sáenz, Thomas Cilluffo, Alexey Lavrov, and Lucas Meachem appear as part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series.
Festival Orchestra Napa's appearance is made possible through a generous gift from Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, proprietors of Bouchaine Vineyards.
Frost School at Festival Napa Valley is a multiyear partnership with the University of Miami, featuring Frost School of Music faculty and students playing a lead role in the Festival’s university-level educational, chamber music, and orchestral music programming.