Capitol City Opera's Annual Boar's Head Feast
Scheduled for Dec. 15 & 16 at Petite Auberge
Capitol City Opera's Annual Boar's Head Feast featuring the organization's Madrigal Singers will be Tuesday, Dec. 15 and Wednesday, Dec. 16 at Petite Auberge in Toco Hills.
The evening opens with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and the program starts at 7 p.m. Dinner is a three-course meal with wine for $60 per person (price includes tax but not gratuity). Contact Petite Auberge at 404-634-6268 to make reservations.
Under the direction of Tom FitzStephens the program will feature the traditional and well-known Boar's Head Carol, The Flaming Pudding Carol, and The Wassail Song. The Madrigal Singers will also perform other songs of the season including Victoria's O Magnum Mysterium, Deck the Halls, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Throw the Yule Log On, and Silent Night.
True to their name and to further mark the season, the group will sing several madrigals - - music composed in the 16th and 17th centuries. Renaissance costumes worn by the group will highlight the pageantry.
The Boar's Head Feast is rooted in ancient times when the boar was sovereign of the forest and was hunted as a public enemy. At Roman feasts, boar was the first dish served and like our Thanksgiving turkey, roasted boar was a staple of medieval banquets. Boar will be one of the evening's entree offerings.
The festival we know today originated at Queen's College, Oxford, England in 1340. Our festival at Petite Auberge will be an evening filled with singing, toasting, and hilarious dialogue - - - leaving the audience with hearts uplifted, having truly experienced the start of the Christmas Season.
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1266 West Paces Ferry Road NW #451
Atlanta, GA 30327-2306
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Whether it's through our monthly Dinner and a Diva series, our educational programs, or one of our stage productions, we make opera accessible to all sorts of audiences. Join us for an event soon. You'll be glad you did!
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Special thanks to our partner Oglethorpe University.
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Dinner and a Diva
2016 Programs Announced
Cinderella Three Ways,
Madam Butterfly, Carmen, and Capitol City Opera's
Three Tenors are just four
of the exciting programs
set for next year's
Dinner and a Diva
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Capitol City Opera
Has 25+ Year Record
of Introducing Opera
to Young People
For more than 25 years,
CCOC has been introducing opera to school students throughout the Southeast.
This year's family-friendly productions include:
A Seussome Twosome and
Hansel and Gretel.
Each show addresses different life and social skills,
presenting complex ideas
such as self-esteem, teamwork, honesty - even scientific theory - in a fresh, new way.
Contact Education Coordinator Courtney Loner at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to book one of these programs.
Dido and Aeneas
Cosi fan tutte