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Upcoming Events

June 2017

Jun 24 SAT

Opening Night Dinner

Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: PRIMA, 1522 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $150/person

Join the fun as we count down to curtain time with an elegant sit-down dinner at PRIMA Restaurant in Walnut Creek. Just a block from the Lesher Center for the Arts, our opening night party is one you won't want to miss. Only a limited number of seats are available, so reserve early. Purchase tickets through the Lesher Center box office (925.943.SHOW) or use the mail-in order form. Advance purchase is required; does not include performance tickets.

Jun 24 Sat

Opening Night: Pagliacci/The Seven Deadly Sins

Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $44–$90

Festival Opera's 2017 season opens with an exciting double-barreled program featuring Ruggero Leoncavallo's classic Pagliacci and Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's The Seven Deadly Sins. Tenor Alex Boyer and soprano Hope Briggs will sing the roles of Canio and Nedda in Pagliacci; both operas will be directed by Mark Foehringer. Click here for tickets.

The Lesher Center is the premiere arts destination in Contra Costa County, offering next-door covered parking and easy access by BART from anywhere in the Bay Area.

Jun 25 Sun

Matinee Performance: Pagliacci/The Seven Deadly Sins

Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $50–$94

Festival Opera's 2017 season features an exciting double-barreled program featuring Ruggero Leoncavallo's classic Pagliacci and Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's The Seven Deadly Sins. Tenor Alex Boyer and soprano Hope Briggs will sing the roles of Canio and Nedda in Pagliacci; both operas will be directed by Mark Foehringer. Click here for tickets.

2018

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World Premiere: Rated R for Rat

Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Cost: TBA

It's not too early to start thinking ahead to Festival Opera's first World Premiere: gifted young composer-in-residence Wang Jie's new chamber opera, Rated R for Rat. Billed as an eco-opera, Rated R for Rat will be conducted by maestro Michael Morgan and directed by New York-based stage director Mo Zhou. Stay tuned for artist and production information as it becomes available.