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Dinner and a Diva

  Join your friends for an evening of fabulous music and fine dining!
Highlights From 
Porgy and Bess
at Petite Violette
Tuesday, July 18

It's summer time and time to join us on Tuesday evening, July 18, at Petite Violette to hear Capitol City Opera Company cast members bring you their rendition of the ever popular George Gershwin hit "Summertime" as well as other favorites from Porgy and Bess. 

This month's cast members are Jayme Alilaw, soprano; Sean Savage, tenor; and Jadrian Tarver, baritone. Accompanied by pianist and Capitol City Opera music director Catherine Giel, you'll be treated to the best of Gershwin's folk opera between wonderful courses of Petite Violette's famous food and hospitality. Appetizers/Tapas will be available along with a cash bar which opens at 6:30 p.m. The program begins in the dining room at 7 p.m.

It was Gershwin himself who referred to Porgy and Bess a folk opera. Explaining his reasoning, he was quoted in a Nov. 2, 1935 edition of “The New York Times” as saying: "Porgy and Bess is a folk tale. Its people naturally would sing folk music. When I first began work in the music I decided against the use of original folk material because I wanted the music to be all of one piece. Therefore I wrote my own spirituals and folksongs. But they are still folk music – and therefore, being in operatic form, Porgy and Bess becomes a folk opera."

Tuesday, July 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


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.