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Dinner and a Diva

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

Capitol City Opera 
Presents Highlights From 
Verdi's 'Aida'
at Petite Violette
Tuesday, Sept. 19
Tuesday, Sept. 26

Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Aida was composed during the 1870-71 time frame to celebrate the opening of the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo, Egypt. But Verdi didn’t meet his deadline for the opening, in large measure because the scenery and costumes were stuck in Paris due to the Franco-Prussian War. So his opera Rigoletto was performed instead. However, Aida did eventually premiere at the Khedivial on Dec. 24, 1871. 

Since that premier Aida has become one of the most famous operas in the world. At one time, it led the "ABC" of operas list of the three most-performed operas at New York's Metropolitan Opera (Aida, La bohème, and Carmen, in that order.) At the Met alone Aida has been sung more than 1,100 times since 1886. 

Now highlights of this world-renowned opera are on the Dinner and a Diva menu at Petite Violette for Tuesday, Sept. 19. 

Plan to join us and hear Capitol City Opera cast members Cristina Bakhoum, soprano; Heather Witt, mezzo; and William Green, tenor; accompanied by Catherine Giel, bring you highlights of this world famous opera. It’s a "not-to-be-missed" evening of music, accompanied by a wonderful evening dinner. 

Reservations are required, so call Petite Violette and make them soon!  Appetizers/Tapas will be available along with a cash bar which opens at 6:30 pm. Dinner and the program begins in the dining room at 7 pm.

Tuesday, Sept. 19
Tuesday, Sept. 26 
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.

Dinner and a Diva's 2017 Music Menu


Lucia di Lammermoor


La bohème


Boar's Head Feast

Please email if you would like to sponsor a Dinner and a Diva program during 2017.

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 Violette are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month unless that week conflicts with a major holiday.