SUMMER 2021 SEASON

Event Venues

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.

Event(s)

Opening Night with Lisette Oropesa

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.

Opening Night with Lisette Oropesa

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.

The Four Seasons of Napa Valley

Patron Dinner at Charles Krug

History surrounds you at Charles Krug, Napa Valley’s oldest winery. Founded in 1861, the iconic estate has been owned and operated by the Peter Mondavi Sr. family for four generations. Serving as stewards of the legendary estate, the family has built upon the winery’s reputation for innovation and uncompromising quality, crafting wines that are artful expressions of classic Napa Valley terroir. The stunning tasting room, designed by architect Howard Backen, is both contemporary and timeless.

Patron Dinner at Charles Krug

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). No one in American popular music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Bennett.

A Tribute to Tony Bennett

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, soprano Mikaela Bennett, tenor Mario Rojas, mezzo-soprano Simone McIntosh 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.

 

Puccini's {Gianni Schicchi}

Dance Gala: Roberto Bolle and Friends

Ballet superstar Roberto Bolle brings his celebrated production, Roberto Bolle and Friends, to Napa for the annual Dance Gala, an event that invariably ranks among the year’s 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.

Dance Gala: Roberto Bolle and Friends

Opera Under the Stars

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.

Opera Under the Stars