Uytengsu Family Opening Night

Friday, July 12  |  6:30PM
Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug  |  St. Helena

Festival Napa Valley kicks off its 18th summer season in grand style with a concert featuring a world premiere and three internationally renowned stars. South African soprano Pretty Yende, who sang at the coronation of King Charles III last year, joins tenor Jonathan Tetelman to perform a selection of favorite opera arias and duets under the baton of Maestro Carlo Montanaro. Sol by composer Yang Bao, who captivated audiences at the Festival last summer, opens the program as an Opus One Premiere

Food will be available for purchase at Festival Napa Valley's Culinary Garden at Charles Krug from Gerard's PaellaEmpress M, and Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream. Wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and caviar from Calvisius Caviar Co. will be available for purchase from Charles Krug. 


General admission tickets are available for $35 per guest.

Performers

Pretty Yende
Pretty Yende

Born in South Africa, Pretty Yende reached the top of her opera career with extraordinary speed and quickly became one of the brightest stars in the world of music. After her debut at the Latvian National Theater, she has performed in many major international theaters and has made concert appearances in over 15 countries.

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Jonathan Tetelman
Jonathan Tetelman

Lauded for his “vocally magnificent, radiant and distinctive tenor” voice, Jonathan Tetelman has rapidly risen to become a major star of his generation. Chilean-born and New Jersey-raised, Tetelman continues to thrill on the world’s greatest stages with “balmy verve” and a “darkly colored tenor timbre.”

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Yang Bao
Yang Bao

Yang Bao is a New York-based pianist, composer, and installation artist who works in sound sculpture, live performance, composition and video. With his versatile artistry and interdisciplinary creativity, he visualizes his music through physical forms, creating an experiential synthesis of the arts.

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Carlo Montanaro
Carlo Montanaro

Founder of OperaWebinar and former Music Director of Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, Italian conductor Carlo Montanaro was discovered by Zubin Mehta. Since 2001, he has conducted in major venues including Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Fondazione Arena in Verona, and Deutsche Oper in Berlin. 

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Festival Orchestra Napa
Festival Orchestra Napa

Festival Orchestra Napa is an all-star ensemble that brings together principal players from major international orchestras and faculty from renowned colleges and conservatories, together with participants from the Frost School of Festival Napa Valley's Blackburn Music Academy. Centered around a core of Frost School of Music faculty, the orchestra also includes hand-picked musicians from ensembles such as the San Francisco Symphony, MET Opera Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, and Atlanta Symphony, among others.

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Venue

Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug
Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug
The Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug is located on the great lawn of Napa Valley’s oldest winery. Established in 1861, it is home of California’s first wine tasting room. Since its founding by Charles Krug, a pioneer and visionary, this winery has continued to contribute significantly to the world of wine.

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