Saturday, July 25  |  6:00PM

Opera Under the Stars at Meadowood

Festival Napa Valley presents Opera Under the Stars, a glamorous celebration and performance at Meadowood Napa Valley featuring two operatic sensations. A center of social, artistic, and viticultural life in Napa Valley, Meadowood was recently honored with a rare triple Five-Star award from Forbes Travel Guide.

Festival favorites soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Michael Fabiano, both winners of the Metropolitan Opera’s Beverly Sills Artist Award, perform an array of arias and duets with Festival Orchestra Napa, led by the eminent conductor James Conlon, making his Festival debut.

The New York Times called Fabiano “one of the most exciting, sought-after singers in the world,” while Le Monde raved that Sierra’s pure voice “radiates tenderness in the middle register,” and “she floats her golden high register to the limits of audibility.”

World-class opera merits world-class food, and guests will dine on a gourmet meal prepared by Meadowood’s skillful culinary team, paired with a curated selection of fine Napa wines. As the sun sets over Meadowood’s magnificent grounds and the surrounding Napa Valley, the stars in the sky and the stars on the stage will combine for a most magical, memorable evening.

 

Performers

Nadine Sierra
Nadine Sierra

The youngest winner of both the Marilyn Horne Foundation Vocal Competition and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Nadine Sierra made successful debuts at the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Paris Opera, and Berlin State Opera and is quickly becoming a fixture at many of the world’s top houses. 

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Performers

Michael Fabiano
Michael Fabiano

The recipient of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award and the 2014 Beverly Sills Artist Award, Michael Fabiano is the first person to win both awards in the same year and is considered one of the greatest tenors today. 

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Performers

James Conlon
James Conlon

James Conlon, one of today’s most versatile and respected conductors, has cultivated a vast symphonic, operatic and choral repertoire. He has conducted virtually every major American and European symphony orchestra since his debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1974. Conlon is Music Director of the Los Angeles Opera (since 2006) and Principal Conductor of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Torino, Italy (since 2016), where he is the first American to hold the position since the orchestra was founded in 1931.

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Performers

Festival Orchestra NAPA
Festival Orchestra NAPA

Centered around a core of musicians from New York’s Metropolitan Opera Orchestra led by concertmaster Laura Hamilton and conductor Joel Revzen, Festival Orchestra NAPA includes hand-picked musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Dallas Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, among others.

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Venue

Venue

Meadowood Napa Valley

Settled on a private, two-hundred-fifty acre estate, Meadowood is known for its beautiful, natural setting, gracious hospitality, classic architecture, luxury lodging, as well as traditional pastimes including croquet, tennis, golf, swimming, fitness classes, hiking and the enjoyment of wine. To enhance each sports enthusiast’s stay, resident professionals include a golf pro, tennis pro, croquet pro and personal fitness trainers. The estate’s luxurious Meadowood Spa offers an all-suite, elevated spa and wellness experience for each guest while The Restaurant at Meadowood enjoys the distinction as one of only seven Michelin three-star restaurants in the western United States. At the culinary helm of the Estate’s banqueting team is Chef Alejandro Ayala who joined the kitchen staff at Meadowood more than thirty years ago and has served as Executive Banquet Chef for the last nineteen years. Chef Ayala and his team produce cuisine for weddings, executive retreats and special events both on the estate, as well as private locales. Also a private club, Meadowood counts Napa Valley’s most prominent vintners among its members. Meadowood is a proud member of Relais & Chateaux.
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