Pizza, Pasta and Puccini is a tribute to Italy’s most beloved opera composer, Giacomo Puccini. At Piazza Mugnaini, you will feel as if you have been transported to a movie set; experiencing an evening of Italian cuisine and Operatic theatrical performances. You will be part of the scene during the opening opera performance, the lively auction and when you join in the Neapolitan sing-along.
Single Ticket to this memorable event: $150, click HERE
Be a Patron of the Arts: $2,500, click HERE
Patron benefits include: Seating for 8 at Summer Opera, enjoying a table-side aria and being listed as a sponsor in the Opera program, the HCA website and our donor wall.
Summer Opera Hosts
We are delighted with the major sponsorship of Summer Opera by Mugnaini, dedicated to the Art of Open Hearth Cooking since 1989.
Simi Winery, founded in 1876, is once again Healdsburg Center for the Arts’ major “vino” sponsor for Summer Opera.
Summer Opera Stars
EUGENE BRANCOVEANU – baritone
Eugene Brancoveanu’s robust voice and superior stagecraft have earned him critical acclaim in both North America and Europe. His unforced charisma and vocal clarity has made Eugene a favorite of HCA opera goers, having performed both at Opera in the Garden and Private Opera.
CAROLYN BACON – soprano
Carolyn Bacon is a soprano based in San Francisco, known for her imagination, intelligence, and versatility as an opera and musical theater performer. She debuted with West Bay Opera in an expanded version of the role of Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, directed by Tony Award-winning baritone Eugene Brancoveanu.
Keisuke Nakagoshi – piano
Keisuke Nakagoshi began his piano studies at the age of ten, arriving in the United States from Japan at the age of 18. Mr. Nakagoshi earned his Bachelors degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Graduating as the recipient of multiple top awards, Keisuke was selected to represent the SFCM for the Kennedy Center’s Conservatory Project, a program featuring the most promising young musicians from major conservatories across the United States.
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