Vocal Fantastique: Opera & Chorale

Thursday, July 18  |  6:30PM
Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug  |  St. Helena

The 2024 Manetti Shrem Opera Fellows perform a showcase of favorite opera scenes together with Festival Orchestra Napa. The program also features Volti Chorale in the world premiere of composer Gordon Getty’s Old Man in the Snow, in the first performance of the Old Man triptych. Ming Luke, Dana Sadava, and Zach Salsburg-Frank conduct.

Food will be available for purchase at Festival Napa Valley's Culinary Garden at Charles Krug from Sushi Monkey and Foodshed. 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

Gordon Getty
Gordon Getty

American composer Gordon Getty has contributed more than forty works to the canon, and his music continues to be performed by leading artists and ensembles in some of the world’s most prestigious venues. San Francisco Symphony will premiere several of his new choral works at Davies Symphony Hall in June 2023. His Old Man Trilogy, three choral settings of his original poetry, will be premiered in July 2024 at Festival Napa Valley.

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Ming Luke
Ming Luke

Ming Luke is a versatile conductor who has excited audiences around the world. He has been recognized nationally for his work in music education and has served on grant panels for the National Endowment of the Arts and the Grants and Cultural Committee of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.

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Dana Sadava
Dana Sadava

Dana Sadava enjoys a varied career as a conductor of opera and symphonic music. She was recently promoted to full-time Faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she serves as Associate Conductor of Opera. Recent guest conducting includes the San Diego Symphony, Opera San Jose, Symphony of the Redwoods, Opera Steamboat, Island City Opera, Festival Opera, and Wexford Festival Opera (Ireland).

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Zach Salsburg-Frank
Zach Salsburg-Frank

With a renewed perspective for classical music, emerging conductor Zach Salsburg-Frank brings his unique mixture of vocal and orchestral background to lead sensitive and dynamic performances of opera and orchestral repertoire for a new generation of music lovers.

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Festival Napa Valley Volti Chorale
Festival Napa Valley Volti Chorale

Festival Napa Valley Volti Chorale is a 36-member chorus made up primarily of singers from Volti, one of the leading professional vocal ensembles in the United States. Under the direction of Robert Geary since its founding in 1979, Volti has a primary purpose of performing contemporary American music, and has commissioned and premiered over 100 new works.

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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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