Get Your Culture On, Already…

  • WHAT: An Evening of German Opera, with arias from operas by Mozart, Wagner, Weber…part of the Capitol City Opera’s Dinner and a Diva series
  • WHERE: Petite Auberge – “Atlanta’s Original French Restaurant” – 2935 North Druid Hills Road, in the Toco Hills Shopping Center.
  • WHEN: Tuesday, October 19th, 2004, at 6:30 p.m.
  • WHO: Now, who do you think at this point would bother to post this? Yep, me, as well as vocalists Winter Watson, Isabel Guenther, Quenby Millerossi, and Vernay Dabney, with pianist Todd Skrabanek.

You can go to Capitol City Opera’s website and click on the “Dinner and a Diva” link for further info, or call Petite Auberge at (404) 634-6268.

I’ll be performing an aria from Mozart’s Die Zauberflote, or, The Magic Flute, and arias from Wagner’s Die Meistersinger and Lohengrin.

I have never had anything less than an excellent meal at Petite Auberge, and the dinner does come with the Divas, or Divos, in my case. It’s always a great deal of fun for the dining audience and I have to say, if it hasn’t been a ball for me every time I’ve sung there so far I wouldn’t be posting this. And if you can’t make this one, the next one at that restaurant will be on November 16th. I’ll be singing The Pearlfishers Duet with my buddy, baritone Brent Davis. It’s one of the most beautiful operatic duets for men in the repertoire and I can’t wait to sing it with Brent.

Seriously, it’s not just that I’m in it – I believe in supporting Capitol City Opera, and I believe it’s a unique opportunity for a Tuesday night in Atlanta. It’s less expensive than a ticket to an Atlanta Opera Production – though I am certainly not about to recommend you do one or the other, both companies need your support – but this is a great way to be introduced to live operatic performance, in a relatively informal yet elegant setting.

And you’ll get to see that I’m even more obnoxious in person.

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