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Dinner and a Diva

  Join your friends for an evening of fabulous music and fine dining!

Capitol City Opera 
Highlights from Bizet's
at Petite Violette

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Plan to join us at Petite Violette on Tuesday evening, May 15, for this always popular Dinner and a Diva crowd-pleasing program.  The evening will feature Heather Witt and Amanda Perera, mezzo-sopranos; Melanie Burbules, soprano; Joseph McBrayer, tenor; and, Gus Godbee, baritone; bringing you highlights from Georges Bizet's popular opera, Carmen – the story of a naive soldier who falls for the charms of a fiery gypsy and then loses her to a glamorous toreador. Our singers will be accompanied by Catherine Giel, Capitol City Opera’s music director. 

When Carmen was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, on March 3, 1875, it was not a particularly well received. Critics panned it, in large measure because they were not accustomed to seeing the lives of the common folk, much less the world of gypsies, smugglers, deserters, factory workers, and other ne’er-do-wells given center stage .

The opera's initial run was 36 performances. However, before the run was concluded Bizet, who was 36-years-old and suffered with a heart condition, died suddenly. He died convinced he had written the greatest failure in the history of opera. History would prove him wrong!

Over the years the music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed for the brilliance of the melody, harmony, atmosphere and orchestration, and for the skill with which Bizet crafted the music to capture the emotions and suffering of his characters. It is the source of many memorable and widely recognized songs, notably those known by the popular names “Toréador Song” and “Habanera.”

So make your plans now to join us at Petite Violette on Tuesday evening, May 15 for a great evening dinner and highlights from Carmen. If history is a guide, this evening will sell out quickly. 

We also wish to thank Karen Steinberg for sponsoring this Dinner and a Diva evening.  

Tuesday, May 15
2948 Clairmont Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329  
Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar at 6:30 pm, program starts at 7 pm.
Includes a glass of wine with 3-course dinner. 
Reservations required. Contact the restaurant for pricing at 404-634-6268.

About Dinner and a Diva
Capitol City's Dinner and a Diva program is a great way to learn about opera with perfect portions of opera interspersed with wonderful courses of food. Programs at Petite Violette are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month unless that week conflicts with a major holiday.  

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2018 Dinner and a Diva Series