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Dinner and a Diva

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

June 21 and 23
Highlights from Verdi's 'La traviata'

Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata, which translates into “the fallen woman,” or “the woman who strayed,” tells the story of Violetta, a worldly courtesan who is forced to give up the love of her life. First performed in Vienna in March 6, 1853, this story of lavish revelry, family strife,  an unfortunate misunderstanding and selfless sacrifice, received audience applause and cheers at the end Act 1. 

But the cheers changed to jeers during Acts 2 and 3. That reaction led Verdi to say in a now famous letter to a friend, “La traviata last night a failure. Was the fault mine or the singers'? Time will tell." After some revisions between 1853 and May 1854, mostly affecting Acts 2 and 3, the opera was presented again, this time in Venice, where it was a critical success. 

Today La traviata is a staple of the standard operatic repertoire where it ranks second on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide. The Magic Flute holds the first place ranking.

So make plans to join us on Tuesday, June 21 at Petite Auberge, or on Thursday, June 23 at Zola Italian Bistro to hear highlights from one of the world's most popular operas - - -  Verdi's La traviata.

Elizabeth Claxton Castillo, soprano
Brendan Callahan-Fitzgerald, tenor
Gus Godbee, baritone


Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Petite Auberge - Toco Hills
2935 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30329  
Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. Program starts at 7 p.m.
Includes a glass of wine with 3-course dinner. 
Contact the restaurant for pricing.
Reservations Required
Call 404-634-6268


Thursday, June 23, 2016
2955 Bethany Bend
Milton, GA 30004  
Cash bar available prior to dinner. Program starts at 7:30 p.m.
Includes a glass of wine with a
 3-course dinner.
Contact the restaurant for pricing.   
Reservations Required 
Call 770-360-5777
 


Dinner and a Diva
2016 Music Menu

July 14, 19
Il barbiere di Siviglia

August 16, 25
Don Giovanni

September 20
Divas Night

October 18
La boheme

November 10, 15
Tosca

December
Boar's Head Feast

About Dinner and a Diva

Capitol City Opera'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 at one of our three participating restaurant partners. Programs at Petite Auberge in Toco Hill are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month unless that week conflicts with a major holiday. Programs dates at Sugo and Zola are still being established.  
 

Our Restaurant Partners:


    
2935 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329  
Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar 
at 6:30 p.m. 
Program starts at 7 p.m.
Includes a glass of wine with 
3-course dinner. 
Contact the restaurant for pricing.
Reservations Required 
(call 404-634-6268)


10305 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097  
Cash bar available prior to dinner. Program starts at 7 p.m.
Includes a glass of wine with 
3-course dinner.
Contact the restaurant for pricing.
Reservations Required 
(call 770-817-8000)
 


2955 Bethany Bend
Milton, GA 30004  
Cash bar available prior to dinner. Program starts at 7:30 p.m.
Includes a glass of wine with
 3-course dinner.
Contact the restaurant for pricing.   
Reservations Required 
(call 770-360-5777)