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Upcoming Events

December 2014

Dec 3 Wed

2014 Holiday Gala

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, Lafayette, CA
Cost: $125/person until November 3; $150 after

Don't miss our glittering once-a-year bash. Featuring Festival Opera artists in live performance, an elegant sit-down dinner, an inside look at plans for the 2015 season, plus live and silent auctions, this annual fundraising celebration is our hottest ticket of the year.

Reserve by November 3 to take advantage of special Early-Bird pricing: $125/person or $1,250 for a table of 10 with paid reservations by November 3. Reservations after November 3 are $150/person or $1,500 for a table of 10. All tables of ten reserved will receive special “swag” — gifts of appreciation. Informatiion and reservations at 925.944.9610.

June 2015

Jun 21 Sun

Opera in the Park

Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Civic Park, Civic & Broadway, Walnut Creek
Cost: FREE

It's back! Festival Opera's popular free summer concert returns to Civic Park in Walnut Creek on Fathers Day 2015. Bring a blanket and/or lawn chair and enjoy a summer afternoon of fine music to picnic by. (Please note: Walnut Creek city ordinances prohibit alcoholic beverages in city parks.)

July 2015

Jul 10 Fri

Opening Night Party

Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Prima Ristorante, 1522 N Main St., Walnut Creek
Cost: TBA

Help us celebrate the opening of Festival Opera's 25th season as we eagerly await curtain time for Ariadne auf Naxos. Join general director Sara Nealy, chair Susie Hanson, members of the board and production team plus a few dozen of our closest friends for drinks and dinner as we count down to opera. For information and reservations, call 925.944.9610.

Jul 10 Fri

Opening Night: Ariadne auf Naxos

Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1600 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek
Cost: TBA

Festival Opera returns to the newly-refurbished Hoffmann Theatre at the Lesher Center to present two performances of Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. Maestro Michael Morgan guest-conducts these semi-staged performances featuring soprano Shawnette Sulker and former Merolini Shirin Eskandani. Prices and ticketing information will be announced in early spring.

Jul 12 Sun

Matinee Performance: Ariadne auf Naxos

Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1600 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek
Cost: TBA

Festival Opera returns to the newly-refurbished Hoffmann Theatre at the Lesher Center to present two performances of Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. Maestro Michael Morgan guest-conducts these semi-staged performances featuring soprano Shawnette Sulker and former Merolini Shirin Eskandani. Prices and ticketing information will be announced in early spring.

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Chamber Operas: Savitri and River of Light

Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Cost: TBA

Festival Opera's 2015 season continues with an evening of two chanber operas, one from the 20th century, one from the 21st. Gustav Holst's Savitri and Jack Perla's River of Light draw on classic and contemporary Indian themes, respectively. Watch for more information as the 2015 season draws nearer.