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Dinner and a Diva

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

Capitol City Opera 
Highlights from Puccini's
at Petite Violette

Tuesday, Feb. 20 & Wednesday, Feb. 21

Highlights from Giacomo Puccini's Tosca are on the Dinner and a Diva music menu twice this month at Petite Violette, Tuesday, Feb. 20 and Wednesday, Feb. 21. Set in Rome in the summer of 1800, this melodrama is described on The Opera 101 website as "one of the most lethal of operas. None of the central characters make it to the end alive, hero or villain."  Tosca is a story of a beautiful opera singer in love with a painter and the jealous chief of police who wants her for himself. 

Although Tosca received indifferent reviews from critics when it premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on Jan. 14, 1900, it was an immediate success with the public. 

Writing for, Stephen Walsh notes that "To this day the dramatic force of Tosca and its characters continues to fascinate both performers and audiences." Currently Tosca ranks #5 on the 2015/16 Operabase list of the world's most frequently performed operas. 

So plan to join us on either one of the two Dinner and a Diva evenings this month for a great Petite Violette three-course dinner. You'll hear Puccini at his dramatic best with soaring melodies, fiery and passionate duets, and heartbreaking arias sung by Cristina Bakhoum, soprano; Pedro Carreras, tenor; and Anthony Yezzi, bass-baritone; accompanied by Capitol City Opera's music director, Catherine Giel.

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.

About Dinner and a Diva
Capitol City'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. Programs at Petite Violette are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month unless that week conflicts with a major holiday.  

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2018 Dinner and a Diva Series