Archive for October, 2009

Napa Valley Arts Week Oct. 28 – Nov. 3

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

toscaOct. 28: The Cinedome 8 in downtown Napa presents the Metropolitan Opera’s Oct. 10 performance of “Tosca,” in a high-definition TV transmission tonight at 6:30. Giacomo Puccini’s opera tells the story of three people—a famous opera singer, a free-thinking painter, and a sadistic chief of police—caught in a net of love and politics. Conductor: Joseph Colaneri; with Karita Mattila, Marcelo Álvarez, George Gagnidze, Paul Plishka. $22, (707) 257-7295.
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Napa Valley Arts Week Oct. 21 – Oct. 27

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

vampireOct. 21: Celebrate the joy of reading at tonight’s benefit for Napa County Reads. Acclaimed author Francisco Jimenez (“The Circuit,” “Reaching Out”),will read from his work and sign books at the 7 p.m. event at the Napa Valley Opera House Café Theatre. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine, bid in a silent auction for 25 theme-related bookends designed by Napa Valley artists, and listen to a performance by the Vintage High School Choir, under the direction of Mark Teeters, California Teacher of the Year for 2009. $15 adults, all students admitted free. 1030 Main St., Napa.

Oct. 22: Combining singable melodies usually associated with ‘pop’ music, unexpected harmonic and tonal shifts of moderns jazz and World textures, the Atmos Trio appears at Silo’s Jazz Club in Napa tonight with vocalist
Cynthia Tarr. 7 to 10 p.m., $10;

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Napa Valley Arts Week Oct. 14 – Oct. 20

Thursday, October 15th, 2009
Parno Graszt

Oct. 14: How about a night at the opera, without dressing up? Take your seat for Giuseppe Verdi’s great romantic opera Rigoletto, a touching and tragic portrayal of a father-daughter relationship, in a recent production that comes to Napa directly from the Teatro Regio in Parma, Italy, via digital download with high-definition picture and Dolby Digital Surround Sound. 7 p.m. at the Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St., Napa; $20,
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Napa Valley Arts Week, Oct. 7 – Oct. 13

Friday, October 9th, 2009
The Zoppé Italian Family Circus

The Zoppé Italian Family Circus

Oct. 7: One of the most promising young bands to come out of Napa in
recent years is called Serf & James. With influences ranging from
Radiohead and Death Cab for Cutie to the Beatles and Billy Joel, the group brings its hard-edged acoustic sound to Silo’s Jazz Club, in downtown Napa’s historic Hatt Building, tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. $10,

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Napa Valley Opera House Kicks Off Fall Season

Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot

We’re off and running with a Fall schedule sure to knock your socks off (at least, we hope so!). Dancing in the Café Theatre, musical legends, a wirewalker extraordinaire, comedy and family shows, plus so much more. Here are a few highlights from our eclectic lineup:

Saturday, October 3rd , the color Pink will light up the evening sky at our annual black-tie fundraising Gala featuring the ever-popular Pink Martini in the theatre followed by spectacular wining, dining and live auction across the street in the Pink Pavilion.


Zoppe Italian Family Circus

We’re taking the Opera House out of its box and under the big top for six shows of the Zoppé Italian Family Circus, October 8-11, on the picturesque picnic grounds at the Veteran’s Home in Yountville. Gather family and friends of all ages (parties welcome!), arrive early and enjoy a meal outdoors, then sit back and delight in this charming one-ring, old world Italian circus – the way it used to be!  

2010 is right around the corner, and we invite you to ring in the New Year in style with one singular sensation – Marvin Hamlisch. One of only two individuals awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and Pulitzer Prize, Mr. Hamlisch, on solo piano, will present an evening of songs perfect for celebrating the new year. The show will be followed by a champagne dessert reception and dancing in the Café Theatre.  

Mark your calendars for January 30, 2010 as we celebrate the Opera House’s 130th anniversary. In January 1880, the doors first opened for a grand ball to christen the theatre. Fittingly, on 1-30, we will recreate that fantastic evening with our own anniversary ball featuring a special guest performer. Keep your eyes on our website for more information to come!

Remember, to receive advance notice of upcoming shows, access to the best seats, first buys on “drop in’s” and special discounts at restaurants and hotels, you’ll want to join our membership program, which you can do anytime at

Thank you for your support, and see you in the Lobby!