LIVERMORE, CALIF. – Opera is back in Livermore! Join Livermore Valley Opera for its ever-popular Opera in the Vineyard events at Retzlaff Vineyards the site which has hosted the event for over 20 years. It is an evening of classic opera in a relaxed, casual setting nestled among the vines. These events always sell out and tickets are on sale now for both summer and fall events. Details are as follows:
Opera in the Vineyard – Fall event
Sunday, September 12; 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
1356 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore
Tickets on sale now, seats available
Retzlaff is anxious to welcome visitors back to its beautiful outdoor venue surrounded by hundred years-old pepper trees and lovely vineyards. It offers a chance for the community to enjoy arias from classic operas in an informal setting. It is a “bring-your-own-picnic dinner” event where guests can purchase the wines of Retzlaff Vineyards while enjoying performances by professional opera singers.
“Opera in the Vineyard has always been a popular LVO event that has created a wonderful community of music lovers,” says Raquel Holt, event co-chair and LVO founder and board member. “After having to cancel these events in 2020, we are so excited that we can now come together again to enjoy unique performances of opera arias, show tunes and maybe even a little cabaret. You will not want to miss it.”
The July event features three of LVO’s favorite performers, tenor Alex Boyer, baritone Eugene Brancoveanu and soprano Shawnette Sulker, with mezzo soprano Silvie Jensen making her debut with LVO. Accompanying the performers is pianist and LVO Music Director Alexander Katsman. Performers for the fall event will be announced in the coming months.
“It is always wonderful to see our guests enjoying themselves in an informal, casual event as they listen to beautiful arias being performed by LVO’s favorite and talented singers,” adds Holt. “Our guests take out a spread of delectable culinary delights to share, and to hear the clinking of wine glasses as they happily make a toast to each other is a delight to see.”
Once again, LVO will offer the extremely popular “Arias a la carte” portion of the program when guests have the opportunity to purchase songs from a “menu of delectable arias” for the singers to perform at the purchaser’s table or seating area.
Tickets available online
Individual seats at a table are $65 each. Complete tables of eight may be purchased for $475 or six for $350 for priority seating.
Tickets can be purchased online on the Livermore Valley Opera website at www.LVOpera.com.
Retzlaff Vineyards wines will be available for purchase. No outside wine is permitted. Guests are encouraged to carpool.
Visit LVO’s website http://www.LVOpera.com for more event information.
Livermore Valley Opera was founded in 1992, and presents fully-staged operas in the spring and fall at the Bankhead Theater. The theater is located in Livermore in the Tri-Valley area, just 45 miles east of San Francisco. The Bankhead Theatre features excellent lines of sight and acoustics, helping the Opera to attract talented singers and stage directors.
LVO combines the talents of professional musicians, stage directors, principal singers, and designers with the dedication and practical abilities of volunteers filling such critical roles as board members, chorus, stage crew, and set builders to reach its artistic goals.
The mission of Livermore Valley Opera is to enrich our community by producing the world’s best operas and fostering the careers of professional opera singers. We encourage a wider appreciation of opera and the associated arts through community outreach and educational programs for youth in schools.
Livermore Valley Opera is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.