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
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 Capua: O sole mio
La Bohème, Act I, excerpts
Aria: “Che gelida manina manina”
Aria: “Mi chiamano Mimì”
Aria: “Ehi! Rodolfo!”
Finale: “O soave fanciulla”
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.
100 Yountville Drive
From Napa: Take Hwy 29 north approximately 6.5 miles. Take the exit toward Yountville/ Veterans Home. Turn LEFT on California Drive. Follow California Drive until it ends at the Veterans Home. Turn RIGHT and look for parking.