Curtain calls after the final performance of the Royal Arkhovian Ballet on tour in 2005

Join Us June 14–22, 2008 for our

50th Anniversary Summer Opera Festival

Five Performances Only!
June 14, 15, 16, 21,22

Mozart's delightful comic opera

Cosi fan tutte

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Fiordiligi - Patricia DeLhonge

Despina - Bette Belle

Dorabella - Carlotta Concepcione

Ferrando - Egbert Holloway

Guglielmo - Horace Fenberger

Alfonso - Danny Bargetto

Opera Festival Orchestra

Bella Voce Chorale

Willard Franklin - conductor

Sampson Powers - chorus master
and assistant conductor

Falcon Jennings - stage director

Martha Jennings - costume designer

Our 2008 performances of Cosi fan tutte

are dedicated to our founders

Robert Edwards and Hayne Williams

and the 5oth Anniversary of

The Theatres of Villa Zanetta

Our 2008 Festival is made possible in part
through the generous support of the
Forrest Hendrickson Fund
of the Zanetta Watkins Foundation

To learn more about Villa Zanetta,
visit this page

Two Choral/Orchestral Evenings

Wednesday June 18 and Friday June 20
at 7:30pm

Mozart: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusic

Mozart: Exultate jubilate
(featuring Patricia DeLhonge, soprano)

R. Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music

Mozart: Ave verum corpus

Opera Festival Orchestra

Willard Franklin, conductor

Bella Voce Chorale

Sampson Powers, director

Festival Guest Artists
in the Grand Hall

Tuesday June 16th at 7:30pm

Enrico del Forno, guitarist

Mozart, Schubert, Ginastera

Thursday, June 18, 7:30pm

The Bedrossian String Quartet

Mozart, Haydn, Herberger (premiere)

Keynote Lectures
in the Grand Hall

Multi-media chats with Albert Diletto
Music Critic, SF Daily News

June 17 and 19, 2-3pm
A Life Cut Short:
Mozart's Final Months

June 14 and 21, 2-3pm
DiNuccio's Le donne ingannate:
Shedding new light on an original source
of Lorenzo Da Ponte's libretto
for Cosi fan tutte