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Dinner and a Diva

  Join your friends for an evening of fabulous music and fine dining!
Highlights From 
The Italian Girl in Algiers
at Petite Violette
Tuesday, April 18

The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’italiana in Algeri) was Gioachino Rossini’s 11th opera, yet he was still only 21 years old when it premiered on May 22, 1813, at the Teatro San Benedetto in Venice. 
Writing for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in April 2009 Andrew Druckenbrod penned: " 'The opera is Rossini's first buffo masterpiece,' writes the Grove Book of Opera. "It quickly won widespread popular acclaim in Italy and it was the first Rossini opera to be produced in Germany and France." 

Rossini claimed that he created the opera in just 18 days. "That's surprising only because he had to compose it at the last minute, when another composer failed to produce a work for the Teatro S. Benedetto. Rossini wrote "Italian Girl"  . . . with only a little help from a collaborator and with no borrowed material from his earlier works, as was sometimes his practice,” Druckenbrod also noted in his article. 

The normal running time for The Italian Girl in Algiers is in the 3+ hours range. So by joining us on Tuesday evening April 18, you'll be able to enjoy the best of this opera and combine it with a great "Petite Violette" dining experience in the same amount of time it normally takes to sit through the opera itself! That's a great "double your pleasure" opportunity. 

Capitol City Opera cast members and the roles they will be singing at the April Dinner and a Diva are: Reverie Berger (Isabella), mezzo-soprano; Daniel Weisman (Lindoro), tenor; Wade Thomas (Taddeo), baritone; and Ivan Segovia (Mustafa), bass. They will be accompanied by Catherine Giel, Capitol City Opera’s music director.

This month's program is sponsored by the Opera Y'all Meetup Group.

Tuesday , April 18
Petite Violette
2948 Clairmont Road, N.E. 
Atlanta, GA 30329  
Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. 
Program starts at 7 p.m., third Tuesday of each month.
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


Die Fledermaus 

*sponsored by Bob Coleman




Porgy and Bess


Three Tenors




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.