Napa Valley Opera House
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ‘Così fan Tutte’
Catch this 1992 adaption of Mozart’s classic on the silver screen July 14 at 4 p.m. at the Napa Valley Opera House. Tickets are $7 per person. The film is in Italian with English subtitles.
Fidelity is becoming a rarer and rarer virtue, but as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s operatic play “Così fan Tutte” suggests, promiscuity’s history dates much further. With its original performance in 1790, one tends to raise the question: “Are women like that?”
Catch this group July 18 at 8 p.m. at the Napa Valley Opera House. Tickets are $25 per person.
The forlorn chanting of a grief-stricken people is an immense, permeating force and one that transcends the limitations of spoken language. Taking that solemn, soulful power and juxtaposing it with a modern, rock-driven beat with heavy brass yields Yemen Blues. Their eclectic sound rests comfortably between two equal, but opposite worlds.
Jewel — Greatest Hits Tour
Jewel will be performing July 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. at the Uptown Theatre, Tickets are $65 per person.
Singer/songwriter Jewel’s lyrics are striking admissions of the singer’s introspections. With a handful of her hit singles in the annals of the Billboard Hot 100, and an equally impressive poetic background, Jewel’s emotive songs will prosper for years to come.
Ladies Night in Napa – An Evening of Comedy at the Uptown Theatre
Christina Pazsitzky, Tammy Pescatelli, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Loni Love perform July 27 at 8 p.m. at the Uptown Theatre. Tickets are $30 per person.
These female comics defy long-standing stigmas as Christina Pazsitsky, Tammy Pescatelli, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Loni Love cajole you into laughing.
Orchestra Institute Napa Valley — Summer Festival Concert
The Orchestra Institute Napa Valley performs in cooperation with Festival Del Sole at The Lincoln Theater in Yountville July 16 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $13 per person.
Martin West, the San Francisco Ballet principal director, will lead them through a series of classic orchestral pieces.
Miles Davis Tribute Concert
Drummer Jimmy Cobb, 1/6th of the sextet responsible for Miles Davis’ timeless “Kind of Blue,” will sit behind his kit and set the tempo for a tribute concert in Davis’ honor July 27 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater. Tickets are $50 per person.
Davis’ single most influential album, “Kind of Blue,” is a timeless work of art. “Kind of Blue” is no mere vestige, rather an ever-present contender to the modern world of song making. Even the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously agreed, honoring it as a national treasure in 2009.
The Larry Vuckovich Vince Guaraldi Tribute Ensemble — The Jazz and Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi
Pianist Larry Vuckovich, Vince Guaraldi’s sole pupil, has assembled a quintet that will perform a handful of Guaraldi’s classic “Peanuts” tunes in addition to other selected works July 14 at
4 p.m. at Silo’s. Tickets are $40 per person.
A great soundtrack can become synonymous with the video it backdrops. A prime example is “Star Wars;” when that ominous, bass-laden “Imperial March” track plays, Darth Vader immediately springs to mind. Another instance of a soundtrack personifying itself is Vince Guaraldi’s piano work in Charles Schulz’s cartoon “Peanuts.” Just the first few notes of his composition “Linus and Lucy” are enough to evoke images of Charlie Brown and the whole gang.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’
A production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” will be screened at the Jarvis Conservatory, July 20 at
7 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Napa residents can grab a double dose of Mozart for the month of July. First enjoy “Così fan Tutte” at the Napa Valley Opera House the 14th and follow up with Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” on the 20th. Premiering in 1791 in Vienna, “The Magic Flute” chronicles the efforts of a man, Tamino, as he falls in love at first sight and sets out to rescue his princess, Pamina.