Napa Valley Festival del Sole

July 12 - 21, 2013

The much anticipated Napa Valley Festival del Sole named by the Wall Street Journal as one of "12 must-experience summer festivals" is only a couple of days away. This annual Napa Valley festival celebrates the diversity of the arts - over 60 world-class music, dance, and theater performances - set against the beauty of the Napa Valley wine region that boasts incomparable wines and the finest of cuisine.

 Have you purchased your festival pass or tickets yet? Several events have already sold out. Some of the performance and events still available - see below:

Friday, July 13
Jean-Yves Thibaudet with the Russian National Orchestra
The mighty Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Carlo Montanaro, returns to Festival del Sole, launching the season's multifaceted Rachmaninoff anniversary celebrations with the celebrated Second Symphony. Festival favorite Jean-Yves Thibaudet presents Saint-Saëns' "Egyptian" Piano Concerto No. 5.
Tuesday, July 16
Sarah Chang and Jean-Yves Thibaudet with the Russian National Orchestra
Festival del Sole partners with the new Weill Hall at Sonoma State University's Green Music Center for a program featuring the Russian National Orchestra, with Sarah Chang performing Samuel Barber's popular Violin Concerto, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Saint-Saëns' "Egyptian" Piano Concerto No. 5, a rarely-performed gem. Carlo Montanaro conducts. (Concert is at Weill Hall at Green Center, Sonoma)
Friday, July 20
The 24-Hour Plays
24-Hour Plays returns to Festival del Sole with an award-winning cast. This year's film and television stars include Allison Janney (The West Wing), Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal), Christopher Meloni and Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects), Jim O'Heir (Parks and Recreation) and Star Jones (TODAY). See them up close for this fun-filled evening of "extreme theater."
Saturday, July 21
Opera Gala
Festival del Sole presents BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Ekaterina Scherbachenko and Raymond Aceto, one of the world's leading dramatic basses, in an evening of operatic arias, including excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. Pianist Vadym Kholodenko, in his first concerto performance since winning this year's prestigious Van Cliburn Competition, makes a special appearance. The Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Carlo Montanaro, collaborates in this fitting culmination of an extraordinary season.

Purchase tickets online or call (888) 337.6272. You can also stop by the festival box office in Yountville at the Lincoln Theater, 100 California Drive, Yountville, CA 94599. Box office hours are: Monday-Friday (10am-4pm) and Saturday (11am-3pm).