• Sophia Loren, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Redford
  • Ballet Gala
  • Carlo Ponti conducts
  • Gargiulo Dinner
  • Hall Dinner
  • Joshua Bell
  • Arturo Sandoval at Meadowood
  • Opera Gala
  • Under the Stars at Opus One
  • Yoga in the Vineyards

July 20, 2014 • 5:00 PM

Opera Gala

Opera Gala

Festival del Sole comes to a triumphant close with its annual Opera Gala. This year, the performance features the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra and two leading opera stars – soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Matthew Polenzani  – performing songs and arias from some of the most beloved Italian operas. Maestro Carlo Ponti conducts.



Gioacchino Rossini: Overture to La Scala di Seta (The Silken Ladder)
Jules Massenet: ‘Pourquoi me reveiller’ from Werther 
Gustave Charpentier: ‘Depuis le jour’ from Louise 
Giuseppe Verdi:
     Prelude to Rigoletto
     Prelude to La Traviata
     ‘Parigi o cara’ from La Traviata 
Vincenzo Bellini: Overture to Norma
Charles Gounod: ‘Je veux vivre’ from Romeo et Juliette
Eduardo de CapuaO sole mio 
Giacomo Puccini:
     La Bohème, Act I, excerpts
        Aria: “Che gelida manina manina”
        Aria: “Mi chiamano Mimì”
        Aria: “Ehi! Rodolfo!”
        Finale: “O soave fanciulla”


  • Lobby and Will Call open: 4:00 pm
  • Pre-concert reception: 4:00 pm
  • Concert doors open: 4:30 pm
  • Concert begins: 5:00 pm


The Sphinx Symphony Orchestra’s appearance is made possible by Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, with additional support from Athena and Timothy Blackburn.

This concert is part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series.

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