Event Venues

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. In 1943, The Mondavi Family purchased the winery and vowed to continue Krug’s legacy of visionary thinking and innovation. To this day, five generations later, the family remains committed to the stewardship of this iconic place, and to those principals.

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July 12, 2024

Uytengsu Family Opening Night

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.

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Uytengsu Family Opening Night

July 13, 2024

Grand Cru Classics

Conductor Filippo Ciabatti leads Festival Orchestra Napa in a lively concert featuring two classical superstars. Ray Chen, hailed as “one of the finest violinists of his generation” (Los Angeles Times), performs Mendelssohn’s masterful Violin Concerto. Festival favorite Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue — a lively work combining elements of jazz, classical and popular music, and one of America’s most famous orchestral pieces — marking its 100th anniversary.

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Grand Cru Classics

July 16, 2024

Maria Manetti Celebrates
La Dolce Vita!

honoring Sophia Loren

Experience the essence of la dolce vita at this historic evening honoring the Academy Award-winning actress and silver screen icon, Sophia Loren. Festivities begin at Charles Krug, where the Festival celebrates Loren’s legacy with a captivating concert bringing together exceptional music, talent, and family. Maestro Carlo Ponti, Sophia Loren’s son, leads his dynamic Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra, and Carlo’s own son, 16-year-old pianist Vittorio Ponti, makes his festival debut.

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July 17, 2024

Mancini at 100

Festival Napa Valley commemorates the 100th birthday of the legendary film and television composer, Henry Mancini. His extensive repertoire boasts timeless classics such as "Moon River," "The Pink Panther Theme," and "Days of Wine and Roses." This centennial tribute features The Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, joined by Henry’s daughter, two-time GRAMMY® nominated vocalist Monica Mancini, eight-time GRAMMY® winner Gregg Field, and Steinway piano artist and multi-GRAMMY® nominated arranger and producer Shelly Berg.

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July 18, 2024

Vocal Fantastique: Opera & Chorale

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.

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July 19, 2024

Dance Gala: BODYTRAFFIC

Los Angeles’ innovative BODYTRAFFIC brings a lively array of music and movement to this year’s Dance Gala. The program includes a balletic world premiere by choreographer Matthew Neenan; Trey McIntyre’s Blue Until June with songs by Etta James; and the Cuban rhythms of Joan Rodriguez’s Bloque’a, with original music by Pedro Osuna and live accompaniment by renowned cellist SUUVI and GRAMMY® winning percussionist Ricky Matute.

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Dance Gala: BODYTRAFFIC

July 20, 2024

Manetti Shrem Opera: Mozart's
The Abduction from the Seraglio

Experience thrilling onstage alchemy when soprano Brenda Rae and tenor Michele Angelini perform Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio. The celebrated stars are joined by bass David Soar, Volti Chorale and five members of BODYTRAFFIC. Carlo Montanaro leads Festival Orchestra Napa in this comedic tale of forbidden love. Jean-Romain Vesperini directs.

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July 21, 2024

Symphonic Finale with Time for Three

Festival Napa Valley’s season comes to a resounding close with an uplifting concert featuring Festival Orchestra Napa and the genre-bending ensemble, Time for Three. Maestro Filippo Ciabatti leads Time for Three in composer Kevin Puts’ GRAMMY® winning, dazzling concerto, Contact, and Ming Luke conducts Festival Orchestra Napa in Stravinsky’s hugely popular Firebird, based on folktales and folk tunes from Russia.

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Symphonic Finale with Time for Three