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November 2018

Nov 15 Thu

The Beauty of Song

Time: 7:30 p.m
Location: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $40/person ($20 student)

Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Betany Coffland will perform a recital program featuring works by Dvorak, Debussy, Rossini, Benavides and more, with piano accompaniment by Christine Payne. One performance only, in the Vukasin Theatre. In partnership with the Contra Costa County School for Performing Arts, three exceptional vocal students have been selected to precede her performance.

A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Coffland made her Festival Opera debut in 2015 in Ariadne auf Naxos, and returned this season in Love, Lust & Laughter. She has performed with Opera San José and West Bay Opera, and as a soloist with the Oakland Symphony, the Sacramento Philharmonic, and Symphony Silicon Valley orchestras.

For tickets, call 925.943.SHOW, or visit the Lesher Center Ticket Office, either in person or online.

December 2018

Dec 12 Wed

A Holiday Opera Cabaret

Time: 6:30 p.m
Location: Scott's Seafood Restaurant, 1333 N. California Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA
Cost: $200 per person through November 23, $225 thereafter

It's Festival Opera's biggest fun night of the year — our annual Holiday Gala. This year we honor former Festival Opera chair Jim Bell and his wife, Bonnie Bell, with A Holiday Opera Cabaret. You'll recognize the music, but its presentation will surprise and delight. An evening of good food, music and fun is guaranteed, and we look forward to seeing you at this festive celebration!

To reserve your place, call 925.944.9610 during business hours, or email Please be ready with the names of those in your party and their entree choices (Beef, Fish, Vegetarian).