MISSION

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series

Established with generous support from Festival Napa Valley benefactors and longtime opera lovers Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem, this program champions the vocal arts by presenting a series of international stars in concert halls and intimate settings throughout the Napa Valley.

2019 Concerts

Friday, July, 12

Opening Night: Opera Under the Stars at Meadowood featuring Joyce El-Khoury, Francesco Demuro and Lucas Meachem
Opening Night: Opera Under the Stars at Meadowood featuring Joyce El-Khoury, Francesco Demuro and Lucas Meachem

Festival Napa Valley uncorks its 14th season with a glamorous alfresco celebration and a performance by three of the world’s most exciting opera stars at Meadowood Napa Valley. Soprano Joyce El-Khoury, tenor Francesco Demuro, and baritone Lucas Meachem perform operatic favorites with the Festival’s Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra on the estate’s elegant Redwood Fairway.

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Sunday, July, 14

Arts for All Gala featuring SEAL at HALL Napa Valley
Arts for All Gala featuring SEAL at HALL Napa Valley

How can we make the arts accessible to everyone? This is one of Festival Napa Valley’s primary missions – and the purpose of tonight’s Arts for All Gala. Wine Country’s premier arts charity event, the Gala is one of the most meaningful nights of the Festival, and, with more than $10 million raised to date, possibly the biggest fundraiser for arts education in the West.

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Monday, July, 15

Donor Exclusive: A Private Evening with Patti LuPone at Calistoga Ranch
Donor Exclusive: A Private Evening with Patti LuPone at Calistoga Ranch

Stand back, Napa. She’s a two-time Grammy Award-winner, two-time Tony Award-winner, and inductee to the American Theater Hall of Fame. Is there any Broadway actress more electric and transporting than Patti LuPone? In this once-in-a-lifetime Festival Napa Valley exclusive, LuPone will perform some of her most beloved songs, and even take requests from the audience. Held in the intimate wine cave of one of the world’s most luxurious resorts, the concert is followed by an alfresco adinner amidst acres of ancient oaks.

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Tuesday, July, 16

Opera at the Castello: {Bastianello}
Opera at the Castello: Bastianello

The distinguished American composer and pianist John Musto, known for his songs, chamber music, operas, and Emmy Award-winning soundtracks, joins fellow pianist and opera director Michael Barrett and a cast of stellar singers in the beautiful courtyard of Castello di Amorosa.

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Saturday, July, 20

Bouchaine Young Artist Series: iSing Silicon Valley Girls Choir
Bouchaine Young Artist Series: iSing Silicon Valley Girls Choir

Silicon Valley’s sensational all-girls choir makes its Festival debut in this Bouchaine Young Artists concert. Winners of the 2018 Grand Prize at the Eighth International Robert Schumann Choral Competition, iSing is an ambitious choral program that trains local young female singers in musicianship as well as in community involvement and leadership – aiming to change the world through song.

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Saturday, July, 20

Song to the Moon: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Landing at Lincoln Theater
Song to the Moon: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Landing at Lincoln Theater

 

The Festival’s closing concert reaches for the stars 50 years to the day after Apollo 11 landed on the moon and astronaut Neil Armstrong took “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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Sunday, July, 21

Season Finale Featuring Robyn Adele Anderson at Alpha Omega
Season Finale Featuring Robyn Adele Anderson at Alpha Omega

Your feet won’t be able to stay still when YouTube sensation and star of Postmodern Jukebox, Robyn Adele Anderson, belts out her sassy interpretations of modern hits in this private concert that is the coda for Festival Napa Valley’s 2019 Season. What better way to end the 10 best days of summer?

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