The Jarvis Conservatory's welcomes the new year with "It's a Grand Night for Singers" on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.
Soprano Autumn Allee opens the evening with an aria from Mozart's highly entertaining comic opera "Così fan tutte," and Millie Lin, making her debut on the Jarvis stage, continues the program with a well-loved folk song that traces its origins to the same time period as Mozart: "A Poor Wayfaring Stranger."
The program continues with famous arias by bel canto composers Bellini and Donizetti, and Italy's great composer of grand opera Giuseppe Verdi, sung by Allee, Amber Marsh and Diego Garcia.
Gustavo Hernandez will present a dramatic aria by Matteo Salvi, a lesser-known Italian composer whose fame lies in his reviving and completing an opera by Gaetano Donizetti 40 years after the latter's death.
The program concludes with songs from George Gershwin and Dubose Heyward's "Porgy and Bess," Federico Moreno Torroba's famous zarzuela "Maravilla" and Cole Porter's beloved "Kiss Me Kate."
These events are regularly hosted by composer Richard B. Evans.
Tickets are $20 at the door, beginning at 6 p.m. The house opens at 6:30 for general seating. Complimentary wine and tapas are served at intermission. The Jarvis Conservatory is at 1711 Main St., Napa.
Coming In February, the Jarvis Conservatory will present the Classical Arts Film Festival, on Feb. 8-10. The lineup of 2018 festival films is listed on the Jarvis Conservatory website, jarvisconservatory.com. Purchase a festival pass and save 20 percent while enjoying full access to all screenings, receptions and discussions.