2012 Special Events

Special concerts, lectures and discussions, tours and more

Each Festival brings a variety of special events: some annual, some specific to the season. In 2012, four new productions remain the center of our season, supplemented by an array of engaging events – concerts, a symposium series and more.

Eric Owens in Concert

The 2012 Artist in Residence pays tribute to the great American singer and bandleader, Billy Eckstine. [More Information]

Deborah Voigt in Concert

Back by popular demand, soprano Deborah Voigt returns for a recital that includes works by Strauss, Verdi & more. [More Information]

Dolora Zajick in Concert

Dolora Zajick and members of the Young Artists Program perform selections from Maid Orleans, Macbeth, Trovatore & more. [More Information]

Noah Stewart: Sultry Summer Nights

Noah Stewart will present Sultry Summer Nights, featuring selections from opera, musical theater and more. Stewart performs the role of Radames in the mainstage production of Aida; he was recently announced as the first black musician to top British classical music charts with his new album Noah. [More Information]

Terry Eder in Concert

Pianist Terry Eder, joined by a member of the Young Artists Program, will present Verdi’s Contemporaries at the Keyboard, featuring works surrounding the period in which Aida was written. [More Information]

Young Artists Perform Aida

A fully staged matinee performance of Aida starring members of the Young Artists Program. [More Information]


Discussions with eminent scholars and artists, as well as live performances by members of the Young Artists Program. [More Information]

Meet Me at the Pavilion

Meet Me at the Pavilion takes place in the Thaw Pavilion next to the theater. The series is presented all summer and consists of performances by members of the Young Artists Program, guest artists, and the South African singers that join the company as part of our Lost in the Stars co-production with Cape Town Opera. [More Information]

Festival Dining

Three weekends at the peak of the season feature a concentration of events and opportunities to meet and mingle with artists, friends and enthusiasts over special lunches and dinners. [More Information]