july, 2019

12jul6:30 pmOpera Under the StarsFestival Napa Valley


Event Details

Festival Napa Valley uncorks its 14th season with a glamorous alfresco celebration and a performance by three of the world’s most exciting opera stars at Meadowood Napa Valley.

Soprano Joyce El-Khoury, tenor Francesco Demuro, and baritone Lucas Meachem perform operatic favorites with the Festival’s Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra on the estate’s elegant Redwood Fairway.

The Lebanese-Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury has performed at some of the world’s most esteemed opera houses. Celebrated for her “star power and superb vocal presence” (BachTrack), she has gained a reputation for bringing rarely performed works to life. Joining her are Grammy Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem, who was praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for his “fluent, lyrical phrasing,” and named San Francisco Opera’s 2016 Emerging Star of the Year, and festival favorite Sardinian tenor Francesco Demuro, celebrated for his “open, bright, superbly focused tone…reminiscent of Pavarotti” (Opera News).

Star power, a gourmet feast prepared by Meadowood’s exceptional culinary team, and Napa’s finest wines – Festival Napa Valley kicks off in style.

Francesco Demuro, Lucas Meachem and Joyce El-Khoury appear as part of
the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series

Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra, Christian Reif, conductor


(Friday) 6:30 pm