You Don't Want to Miss These Savannah VOICE Festival Events
The Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF) will return to Savannah once again for the sixth annual festival, themed “Stories Great & Small,” August 4-26. This season’s lineup includes a selection of over 30 concerts, classes and operas including festival favorites and exciting new offerings. Each of these events will be staged in and around Savannah, featuring music from opera, musical theater and popular song.
This will mark the second year of the festival’s expansion to three weeks, treating attendees to several extra days of delightful musical offerings. Executive Director Maria Zouves and Artistic Director/legendary baritone Sherrill Milnes will take audiences on a lighthearted journey through memorable concerts featuring over 100 artists from 15 countries who will share operatic stories from the past and present, and modern songs of today.
We know what you’re thinking – so many amazing concerts and so little time. Don’t fret! Keep reading for our Festival teasers and can’t miss opportunities!
Festival favorites such as the free concert "Voices in Sacred Song and Death, by Aria" will be presented along with new offerings such as "Fab Four The Festival" which will take audiences back in time to the 1960s and opera star Marco Nistico in concert with "It’s a Funny Story".
For the first time, the festival will present four full operas; Menotti’s 30-minute opera "The Telephone", Humperdinck’s "Hansel and Gretel" at the Yamacraw Performing Arts Center, Verdi’s tragic romance "La Traviata", and composer-in-residence Michael Ching’s modern opera performing in English, "Speed Dating Tonight".
Another special opportunity includes Sherrill Milnes Master Class. Universally acclaimed as the foremost baritone of his generation, Milnes is truly a master of the operatic art form. A three-time Grammy Award winner, Milnes has sung with the likes of Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, and Joan Sutherland and is considered a prominent artist of opera’s “Golden Age.” You will not want to miss the chance to see Milnes’ wisdom shine as he offers feedback and guidance to artists during this class.
Some festival events will be free with other individual events offering tickets from $22 to $125. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting www.SavannahVOICEFestival.org/festival-events/ or calling 855-76-OPERA.
For the full festival lineup or to learn more about the Savannah VOICE Festival, visit www.SavannahVOICEFestival.org.