Welcoming the New Year, the Javis Conservatory in Napa is bringing It’s a Grand Night for Singing back on Saturday, January 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $ 20.
Napa Valley’s oldest show is reopening in its 25th year, after being suspended in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19.
With a new Music Director and Host, Frank Johnson, the first concert of the year will look back, featuring audience favorite singers and a bit of zarzuela, and look to the future, bringing new singers to the Jarvis stage. .
Diego Garcia, Morgan Harrington, Ariana LaMark and Rachel Walters Steiner will perform musical theater arias and songs on the themes of the house and the joys and tribulations of love. Tenor Pedro Ledesma returns with soprano Michelle Cipollone to present three powerful scenes from Bizet’s opera, “Carmen”. Newcomer Lasya Marla will perform a song by Jake Heggie as well as Gluck’s touching tune, “Che farò senza Euridice”. Celia Ramsay, from Napa, will perform original material on modern love.
Accordionist Sheri Mignano Crawford will provide the pre-concert and intermission music. Free sparkling wine and cupcakes will be served during intermission.
It’s a Grand Night for Singing continues on the first Saturday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Jarvis Conservatory located at 1711 Main Street, Napa. Tickets cost $ 20 and are available at the box office from 6 p.m., with doors opening for general seating at 6:30 p.m. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required, as are face masks at all times in theater. All performers will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at the theater.
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