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Dinner and a Diva

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

Gilbert & Sullivan's 
Pirates of Penzance

at Petite Violette

6:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 16
&
6:15 p.m., Friday, April 19

                                                                      Sponsored by Bob and Karen Coleman

Grab your planning calendar, call Petite Violette and make your reservations for either one of two evenings this month featuring music from Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. We can tell you that tickets are selling fast.

Performing for you are Robin Sewell as Mabel, Laurie Tossing as Ruth, Truman Griffin, who will be making his D&D debut singing the role of Frederic, Ivan Segovia as the Pirate King, and Jonathan Spuhler as The Modern-General Stanley. They will be accompanied by the company's musical director, Catherine Giel.  

In addition to an evening of music you'll enjoy a wonderful fixed-price, four-course dinner paired with wine, leaving you with an evening to remember.  Your dinner will include a sampling of premium hors d' oeuvres, fresh salad, choice of two gourmet entrees, decadent dessert, hot coffee/tea, and two glasses of fine wine, all for only $65 per person (tax included; gratuity separate). 

The Pirates of Penzance or, The Slave of Duty official premiere was at the Fifth Avenue Theater in New York City on Dec. 31, 1879, where the show was well received by both audiences and critics. Its London debut was on April 3, 1880, at the Opera Comique, where it ran for 363 performances, having already been playing successfully for more than three months in New York. 

Pirates was the only Gilbert and Sullivan opera to have its official premiere in the U.S. At the time U.S. law offered no copyright protection to foreigners. By opening the production themselves on Broadway, prior to the London production, they succeeded in keeping for themselves the direct profits of the first American production and they also operated profitable US touring companies of Pirates and Pinafore. However they, and their producer, Richard D'Oyly Carte, failed in their efforts, over the next decade, to control the American performance copyrights to Pirates and their other operas. (Source: Wikipedia) 

2948 Clairmont Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329  
Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar at 6:15 p.m., program starts at 7 p.m.
Reservations required. Call 404-634-6268.

Performance Dates for the Remainder of the Year

May 21 & 23Carmen   June 18 & 20Les Misérables     July 16 & 18Porgy & Bess      

August 20 & 22 Don Pasquale     September 17 & 19 Les pêcheurs de perles

October 8 & 10 (second week of the month) - Lucia di Lammermoor     November 19 & 21La rondine

December 16 - 20 (Monday-Friday) - Boar’s Head Feast with the Madrigal Singers


If you are interested in sponsoring a Dinner and a Diva evening, please contact Capitol City

 Opera's music director, Catherine Giel, at the following email address: cgiel@ccityopera.org.