Past Events

  • New York: Opera as Drama

    February 8–14, 2015

    New York, NY The National Opera Center

    This career development intensive is a week of dramatic study for the emerging professional opera singer lead by opera legend Sherrill Milnes.

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  • A Winter’s Opera Night

    February 13, 2015

    New York, NY The Harmonie Club

    Gala dinner and concert to benefit the Sherrill Milnes VOICE Programs.

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  • Opera as Drama: A Valentine Showcase

    February 14, 2015

    New York, NY The National Opera Center

    Legendary opera singer Sherrill Milnes hosts the emerging artists of his VOICExperience program as they present dramatic readings and their operatic scene equivalents.

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  • Sherrill Milnes@80: Stories from a Singer’s Life

    February 25, 2015

    New York, NY The National Opera Center

    OPERA America Conversations Series

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  • Julius Rudel Tribute with NYC Opera Renaissance

    March 9, 2015

    New York, NY Rose Theater at Lincoln Center

    A tribute to the late Maestro Julius Rudel.

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  • Incomparable: A Celebration of Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi

    March 13, 2015

    New York, NY Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

    A tribute to Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi hosted by the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

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  • Puccini: Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi

    March 20 & 22, 2015

    Savannah, GA Lucas Theatre for the Arts

    A special co-production with the Savannah Music Festival  in celebration of Sherrill Milnes’ 80th Birthday, starring baritone Mark Delavan and sopranos Verónica Villarroel and Micaëla Oeste, featuring the Savannah Philharmonic.

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  • Arias & Encores

    March 24, 2015

    Savannah, GA Trinity United Methodist Church

    Featuring the artists from the Savannah VOICE Festival’s 2014 season. Co-production with the Savannah Music Festival.

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  • River Sessions Opera Dinner

    August 2, 2015

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Aqua Star

    Opera from the VOICExperience and Fine Cuisine in Aqua Star!  Join us on August 2nd for famous arias and an flavorful Italian menu!  Just like the Westin Savannah’s famous Savannah River Jazz Sessions this event includes a three course Italian inspired dinner and a spectacular performance for only $40 plus tax and gratuity.

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  • In Recital: Amy Shoremount Obra, soprano

    August 4, 2015

    Savannah, GA St. John's Episcopal Church

    This beloved Festival alum returns after her successful Met debut to offer an accessible, exciting and beautifully sung concert.

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  • Belford’s Opera Dinner

    August 5, 2015

    Savannha, GA Belford’s Savannah Seafood and Steaks

    Opera, musical theatre and popular song is on the menu August 5th at Belford’s in Savannah! **7:30 pm seating ** Belford’s is generously donating 30% of the proceeds from this evening to support the Savannah VOICE Festival.

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  • VOICES in Sacred Song

    August 6, 2015

    Savannah, GA First Presbyterian Church

    Back for a third season, Savannah’s own Timothy Hall & the 2015 Festival Artists present this event favorite with music from oratorio, liturgical music and inspirational song.

     

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  • David Friedman “Thought Exchange” Master Class

    August 7, 2015

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    A composer and inspirational motivator, Friedman works with the artists in an exploration of the art of singing.

     

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  • Salon Series: VOICES Around the World

    August 7, 2015

    Savannah, GA Green Meldrim House

    VOICE Society Member Only Event
    Salon Concert & Meet the Artist elegant Wine Reception

    Festival Artists that come from around the globe and will share this musical tour of international song in a boutique setting.

    WANT TO ATTEND AND NOT A VOICE SOCIETY MEMBER? JOIN TODAY. All society memberships are a separate transaction from ticket sales and should be done before purchasing any VS exclusive events

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  • American Music Concert

    August 8, 2015

    Savannah, GA First Presbyterian Church

    Festival artists present a musical review of American musical traditions through beloved songs and popular tunes. From Broadway to Opera to Song, this is a not-to-be-missed festival event!

    Sponsored by Dr. & Mrs. Michael Zoller

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  • Festival Opera: Bizet’s “Carmen”

    August 9, 2015

    Savannah, GA Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church

    The most famous opera in the world comes to the Festival with the rising stars of the operatic world as the cast. Recital artist of the 2014 Festival, Jennifer Johnson Cano stars in the title role.

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  • River Sessions Opera Dinner

    August 9, 2015

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Aqua Star

    Opera from the VOICExperience and Fine Cuisine in Aqua Star!  Join us on August 9th for performances from Carmen and a tantalizing Spanish menu!  Just like the Westin Savannah’s famous Savannah River Jazz Sessions this event includes a three course Italian inspired dinner and a spectacular performance for only $40 plus tax and gratuity.

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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Classes

    August 10

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the process of great singing with audiences while he works with the 2015 Studio Artists.

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  • Camp VOICE Showcase

    August 10, 2015

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Savannah’s most talented youth offers a concert that showcases their workshop studies and gives them a moment to shine! Come see tomorrow’s stars – TODAY!

    Sponsored by T. Mills and Marianne Fleming

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  • Festival Opera: Bizet’s “Carmen”

    August 11, 2015

    Savannah, GA Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church

    The most famous opera in the world comes to the Festival with the rising stars of the operatic world as the cast. Recital artist of the 2014 Festival, Jennifer Johnson Cano stars in the title role.

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  • Artist in Residence Master Class: Jennifer Johnson Cano

    August 13, 2015

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    The leading lady of SVF’s Carmen works with Studio artists in a public format, sharing her experiences as a professional artist.

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  • Opera Idol – Mission: Audition

    August 13, 2015

    Savannah, GA Christ Church

    VOICExperience’s Audition project of last seasons takes a left turn this summer into a fun evening of “How did I do?”  SVF Singers “perform” in a mock audition for directors of professional opera companies. What will they have to say? And who will be chosen as a favorite? We let the audience decide!

     

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  • Opera as Drama – A Master Class with director Fabrizio Melano

    August 14, 2015

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Grand Ballroom B

    From Callas to Pavarotti, Melano has worked with them all. He shares his dramatic insight in a class that focuses on the text of opera and how it impacts the music.

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  • Salon Series: New Ghost Opera, “Alice Ryley” Preview

    August 14, 2015

    Savannah, GA Green Meldrim House

    Salon Concert & Meet the Artist elegant Wine Reception
    VOICE Society Member Only Event

    Before it’s world premier this Halloween Eve, Oct 30, 2015, VS members are given a chance to be the first hear the famous ghost, Alice Ryley, come to life in a new operatic work. This uniquely Savannah piece is commissioned by the Milnes VOICE Programs and written by Michael Ching.

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  • Studio Showcase I: “Concerta Lirica”

    August 15, 2015

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    The Milnes VOICE Studio Artists present a flavor of the Mediterranean with Spanish and Italian music; Zarzuela, Neopolitan Songs and more.

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  • Studio Showcase II: “Scenes & Songs”

    August 15, 2015

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    As the Festival draws to a close, the many singers that studied within the educational programs show their successes throughout opera vignettes, favorite arias and beloved songs.

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  • Festival Finale: Divas & Divos

    August 16, 2015

    Savannah, GA Christ Church

    Great high notes, beautiful voices and your favorite singers from the season close the Festival with a magical night of music. After two weeks of beautiful high notes, exciting performances and a few tears of joy, the Festival closes its public performances with an electric final concert of one favorite piece of music after another. It’s a magical night of music that you’ll never forget!

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  • Festival Opera Gala Dinner

    August 16, 2015

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Not ready to say goodbye? Immediately following the Festival Finale, come to the Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom to enjoy the view, meet the artists of the 2015 Festival and have a sumptuous dinner and a little more song. Net proceeds benefit the VOICE Programs.

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  • SHERRILL MILNES MASTER CLASS – OBSERVE A MASTER

    Aug 20, 2015

    Don’t miss this opportunity to observe a master sharing his craft with the next generation of extraordinary singers.

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  • “ALICE RYLEY, A SAVANNAH GHOST STORY”

    Aug 22, 2015

    An Exclusive Preview in the Intimacy of the Heritage Museum Before the World Premiere

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  • USF PRESENTS VOICEXPERIENCE

    Aug 23, 2015

    Join opera legend baritone Sherill Milnes and USF Alumna Maria Zouves as they host a concert sung by a new generation of emerging stars, singing beautiful music from the world’s most beloved operas.

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  • OUTREACHES IN PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Tampa Bay Area

    In preparation for National Opera Week, VOICExperience artists reach out the community with concerts and interactive sessions in Pinellas County schools from Grades 6 – 12.

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  • SONGS TO THE MOON EVENT AT THE FORD

    October 23, 2015, 6PM

    Richmond Hill, GA The Ford Plantation's Oyster House

    The Savannah VOICE Festival offers an exclusive evening for VOICE Society members at The Ford Plantation to celebrate the hunter’s moon. Talented artists from the SVF will pay homage to this phenomenon. Songs to the Moon offers a special concert at the Oyster House which includes a sumptuous dinner and a chance to tour the famous House.  Society members call the concierge at the Ford Plantation at 912.756.5666.
    The Ford Plantation is the 2015 Summer Opera sponsor for the Savannah VOICE Festival.

  • A Ghostly Opera Benefit

    October 24, 2015, 6:30pm

    Savannah, GA

    Join us for an evening of Food, Spirit, and Song in support of the Savannah VOICE Festival! The 2015 Milnes VOICE Award will be presented to American composer, Carlisle Floyd.

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  • Voices On The Island

    Monday, October 26, 2015, 7:00PM

    Hilton Head Island, SC First Presbyterian Church

    As part of National Opera Week, SVF returns for a third year for an exciting 90 minute show of opera, musical theatre and song on Hilton Head Island. Free event; donations at the door.

  • A SALON MASTERCLASS WITH MILNES

    Sunday, October 26, 2015, 5:30PM

    Savannah, GA

    As part of National Opera Week (Oct 23 – Nov 1) the Savannah VOICE Festival presents its artistic director in a public class with a salon atmosphere. Patrons will see the discovery, insight and years of wisdom of this legendary artist as he works with Festival artists on their performance techniques.

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  • Alice Ryley, A Savannah Ghost Story

    Oct. 30, 2015 4pm & 6pm

    Savannah Charles H. Morris Center

    Savannah’s famous ghost of Wright Square tells her story in this 55-minute one-act opera by Michael Ching, commissioned by the Milnes VOICE Programs.

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  • MET OPERA GUILD HONORS MILNES

    November, 13, 2015, 12:15pm

    New York City

    A Golden Celebration honors Sherrill Milnes on his 50th Anniversary of his Metropolitan Opera Debut along with his esteemed colleagues, who also debuted in 1965, Mirella Freni, Grace Bumbry and Renata Scotto. Musical tribute by Placido Domingo and spoken tributes by Maestro James Levine round out this special afternoon. Visit www.MetGuild.org for tickets.

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  • A Masterclass with Sherrill Milnes

    Saturday, November 14, 2015

    New York National Opera Center, Marc A. Scorca Hall

    Sherrill Milnes shares his vast experience with emerging artists from the Milnes VOICE programs, giving an audience exciting insight into the process of great singing. Patron tickets are available for special seating and a wine and cheese reception with Milnes after the class.

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  • Milnes VOICE Programs Auditions


    New York National Opera Center

    The Sherrill Milnes VOICE Programs holds auditions for the 2016 VOICE Programs. Auditions will be held 10am-12pm, by appointment only.

     

    To schedule your audition, please contact: production.voicexp@gmail.com

     

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  • SVF Sings at Ships at Sea

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    Savannah Ships at Sea Museum

    Wander the Gardens and the Museum on a moonlit night while enjoying refreshments under the pavillion and live music in the Museum.  Selections from Italian operas will be performed by vocalists from Savannah Voice Festival in recognition of the Italian heritage of Ships of the Sea’s first ship model builder, Joseph Gallettini.

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  • 2016 VOICE GALA HONORS JAMES MORRIS

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    New York City Harmonie Club

    JOIN SHERRILL MILNES FOR A WINTER’S OPERA NIGHT
    THE 3RD ANNUAL VOICE GALA
    CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF OPERA
    and the 2016 Milnes VOICE Awardee,
    legendary bass-baritone JAMES MORRIS

    Thursday, February 11. 2016 | 6:30pm | Black Tie Optional
    The Harmonie Club Ballroom Suite | 4 E. 60th Street | New York City

    We invite you to join us for a glamorous dinner and concert in support of the Sherrill Milnes VOICE Programs.

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  • Arias & Encores: A Savannah Music Festival Co-production

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    Savannah, Georgia Christ Church Episcopal

    Following the much lauded 2015 production of Puccini’s Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi, SMF and SVF join forces again for the first of two extraordinary programs with some of America’s most talented opera singers.

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  • Mozart in Prague: A Savannah Music Festival Co-production

    Saturday, April 2, 2016

    Savannah Trinity United Methodist Church

    “My Praguers understand me,” wrote Mozart, whose amazing connection with the city of Prague (above) will be explored in the second of two co-productions this season between SMF and SVF. This one-time only multimedia infused concert will be an operatic tour of composer Wolfgang A. Mozart and librettist Lorenzo da Ponte’s world in the city where his most successful operas—Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro—were premiered.

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  • THE PRELUDE TO THE FESTIVAL

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Savannah, Georgia Skidaway Island United Methodist Church

    The Savannah VOICE Festival announces its 4th season with a Festival Artist concert of sneak peeks of the “Summer of Romance”.

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  • Sherrill Milnes’ Master Class

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    Tarpon Springs, Florida Heritage Museum, Tarpon Arts

    Don’t miss this opportunity to observe opera luminary Sherrill Milnes sharing his craft with the next generation of extraordinary singers taking part in the Florida VOICE Project. Milnes will listen to each accomplished singer’s performance and make suggestions on how to enhance or fine tune their performance for even greater impact. Watch him coach the next generation of opera stars.

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  • VOICES Around the World

    Sunday, June 5, 2016

    Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, Tarpon Arts

    VOICExperience Festival Artists from around the globe share their amazing talent in this musical tour of international songs in the intimate setting of the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum.

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  • Scenes and Songs From the World’s Greatest Operas

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    Tarpon Springs, Florida Heritage Museum, Tarpon Arts

    As the VOICExperience Festival draws to a close, the talented singers that studied within the educational programs demonstrate their successes through opera vignettes, favorite arias and beloved songs.

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  • Festival Opera: Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette

    Sunday, August 7, 2016

    Savannah, GA Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church

    The Savannah VOICE Festival’s Summer of Romance opens with a beautiful production of the classic love story, Roméo et Juliette, directed by world renowned director Fabrizio Melano.

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  • Opera as Drama: Fabrizio Melano Master Class

    Monday, August 8, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    From Callas to Pavarotti, Melano has worked with them all. He shares experience & dramatic insight in a master class setting.

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  • Death, by Aria, Part I

    Monday, August 8, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Meet & hear all the Artists of the Milnes VOICE Programs in a night of concerts of arias and songs. It’s to die for!

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  • Death, by Aria, Part II

    Monday, August 8, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    The music goes on as you meet & hear Artists of the Milnes VOICE Programs in a night of concerts of arias and songs. It’s to die for!

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  • Festival Opera: Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    Savannah, GA Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church

    The Savannah VOICE Festival’s Summer of Romance opens with a beautiful production of the classic love story, Roméo et Juliette, directed by world renowned director Fabrizio Melano.

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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Class

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2016 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction.

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  • From Argentina, with Love: Santiago Ballerini

    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Savannah, GA St. John’s Episcopal Church

    THIS EVENT IS IN THE PAST Wowing audiences around the world, come hear our Roméo, tenor Santiago Ballerini in recital.

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  • Salon Series: Opera in the Baroque

    Friday, August, 12, 2016

    Savannah, GA Green Meldrim House

    **EVENT IS SOLD OUT** Travel back to where it all began in this intimate concert of early music. Featuring Handel, Purcell, and the like, explore the composers who began a lineage of great composition for the voice.

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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Class

    Friday, August 12, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2016 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!

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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Class

    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2016 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!

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  • Give My Regards to Broadway: American Music Concert

    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    Savannah, GA First Presbyterian Church

    A Festival favorite! Hear some of American theatre’s most beloved music.

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  • VOICES in Sacred Song

    Sunday, August 14, 2016

    Savannah, GA First Presbyterian Church

    Timothy Hall & the 2016 Festival Artists present music from oratorio, liturgical music and inspirational song.

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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Class

    Monday, August 15, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2016 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!

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  • Camp VOICE Showcase

    Monday, August 15, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Come see tomorrow’s stars – TODAY!

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  • Festival Opera: Ching’s Alice Ryley, a Savannah Ghost Story

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Alice returns in this “ghostly” re-staging of Michael Ching’s work as the Savannah VOICE Festival presents its own commissioned opera, that is uniquely Savannah.

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  • Festival Opera Gala Dinner Event: Ching’s Alice Ryley, a Savannah Ghost Story

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and “ghostly” show as the Savannah VOICE Festival presents its own commissioned opera, that is uniquely Savannah.

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  • Mission: Audition

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Savannah, GA Christ Church

    Singer’s “perform” in a mock audition for directors of professional opera companies. What goes on in a director’s mind during an audition?

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  • VOICES Around the World

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Savannah, GA Christ Church

    German Lieder to Tango, SVF takes on a journey around the globe as the Festival Artists share their favorite international songs.

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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Class

    Friday, August 19, 2016

    Savannah, GA Armstrong State University

    Sherrill Milnes shares his knowledge and insight with the next generation of singers as they perform for an audience and receive valuable feedback from the Master.

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  • Salon Series: Goodnight, My Love – Lullabies and Cradle Songs

    Friday, August 19, 2016

    Savannah, GA Green Meldrim House

    End your week with an evening of lullabies old and new from opera, musical theatre and song.

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  • Studio Opera: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

    Saturday, August 20, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    The VOICE Studio artists present their first opera production: Mozart’s The Magic Flute! Discover the magic of this timeless piece and witness the growth of these Studio artists.

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  • Opera Scenes and Songs

    Sunday, August 21, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Enjoy an afternoon of music as the Milnes VOICE Studio Artists present their Opera Scenes Showcase.

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  • Festival Finale: A Summer of Romance

    Sunday, August 21, 2016

    Savannah, GA The Charles H. Morris Center

    Opera, Musical Theatre and Song’s most romantic (and dramatic) moments finish the 2016 Festival with a crescendo of beautiful voices and glorious music in one of Savannah most historic settings.

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  • Sherrill Milnes: Anthology of an Opera Star

    Sunday, August 28, 2016

    Tarpon Springs, Florida Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center

    Join us for an afternoon with Sherrill Milnes. He shares a variety of clips from his opera performances, amusing stories about his life and stellar career as well as perspectives on how opera has evolved over the years from his experience. Don’t miss this intimate afternoon with a Florida and the Metropolitan Opera treasure.

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  • One VOICE Orlando

    Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Orlando, FL Walt Disney Theatre at Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts

    Sherrill Milnes hosts as opera responds to the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy with International and National Vocal Stars.

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  • Milnes VOICE Programs Auditions

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    New York, NY

    The VOICExperience Foundation and Savannah VOICE Festival hold auditions for the 2017 season.

  • Milnes Master Class at Peabody

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Baltimore, MD Leith Symington Griswold Hall

    A free Master Class at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, presented by legendary baritone Sherrill Milnes.

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  • Milnes Master Class at Maryland Lyric

    Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Hyattsville, MD

    Legend Sherrill Milnes offers his years of experience to Emerging Artists from Maryland Lyric Opera.

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  • VOICExperience in Ocala

    Sunday, October 16, 2016

    Ocala, FL Circle Square Cultural Center

    Sherrill Milnes and Maria Zouves host the singers of VOICExperience in their annual concert at On Top of the World Ocala.

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  • Autumn VOICES – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO WEATHER

    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    Savannah, GA Private Home

    Festival Artists return to Savannah for an elegant Fall opera benefit.

  • FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT

    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    Savannah, GA Christ Church Episcopal

    “Music should be your escape.”

    Savannah VOICE Festival hopes you will come and enjoy an evening of music and friendship with the some old and new friends.  It’s SVF’s way of telling this community that we care!

  • VOICES on the Island

    Sunday, October 23, 2016

    Hilton Head, SC First Presbyterian Church

    The Savannah VOICE Festival Artists return to Hilton Head for their annual free concert at First Presbyterian.

  • My Life on the Stage

    Monday, October 24, 2016

    Savannah, GA Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church

    Opera legend Sherrill Milnes shares stories of his international career, with live singing by Savannah VOICE Festival artists.

  • VOICES for Friends

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Savannah, GA Skidaway Island United Methodist Church

    The Savannah VOICE Festival participates in a benefit concert to raise money for the Savannah Friends of Music. Donations accepted at the door.

  • VOICES at Savannah Quarters

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Pooler, GA Savannah Quarters Country Club

    Festival Artists perform at Savannah Quarters for an elegant evening of food, wine, and song.

  • Richard Tucker Presentation

    Sunday, November 20, 2016

    Savannah, GA Jewish Educational Alliance

    David N. Tucker, M.D., son of the legendary tenor Richard Tucker, James A. Drake, Ph.D., President Emeritus of Brevard Community College and authorized biographer of Richard Tucker, and baritone Sherrill Milnes narrate a video presentation of the life story of Richard Tucker as a man, a father, and a singer.

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  • Cha Bella Voce

    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Savannah, GA Cha Bella Restaurant

    Savannah VOICE Festival Artists perform for a delicious evening at Cha Bella.

  • A Christmas VOICE Carol

    Friday, December 9, 2016

    Savannah, GA Private Home

    Join the Savannah VOICE Festival for a Dickensian-themed Holiday Dinner Event.

  • Milnes Master Class

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    New York, NY National Opera Center

    Operatic Legend Milnes presents a Master Class
    with the singers of VOICExperience for an evening of great music and engaging conversations. Tickets $25

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  • VOICES Around the World

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    New York, NY The Explorer's Club

    Sherrill Milnes presents VOICExperience singers
    in a concert that shares songs from around the globe in an intimate setting. Tickets $35

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  • Melano Master Class

    Friday, February 10, 2017

    New York, NY National Opera Center

    An exciting look at “the Drama of Opera” with legendary Stage Director Fabrizio Melano. Melano is joined by the insightful Laura Melano Flanagan, Psychotherapist, who will work with singers on the the psychological aspects of scenes and arias. Tickets $25

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  • VOICES in Words and Music

    Saturday, February 11, 2017

    New York, NY National Opera Center, Scorca Hall

    This unique scenes presentation takes you from a dramatic reading to its operatic scene equivalent. From Dumas and Beaumarchais, we find Verdi and Mozart. A concert that explores the spoken word of the opera through dramatic scenes and great singing by the Milnes VOICE Program Emerging Artists. Tickets $35

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  • 2017 VOICE Gala

    Sunday, February 12, 2017

    New York, NY The Harmonie Club

    New York City meets the South with an elegant evening at the Harmonie Club influenced by the mystique of Savannah, Georgia. Join Sherrill Milnes and Maria Zouves in a celebration of opera and song to benefit arts education for the VOICExperience Foundation.  Tickets starting at $450

    To request an invitation, call 855.76.OPERA or email PatronServices@SavannahVOICEFestival.org.

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  • Anthology of an Opera Star

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Tarpon Springs, FL Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center

    Enjoy an evening with opera star Sherrill Milnes. He shares a variety of clips from his opera performances, amusing stories about his life and stellar career as well as perspectives on how opera has evolved over the years from his experience. Don’t miss this intimate afternoon with a Florida and the Metropolitan Opera treasure. You’ll laugh at his characteristic wit and certainly be inspired.

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  • American Aria: An Anthology of a Farm Boy Turned Opera Star

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Savannah, GA The Home of Lynne & Charles Davis

    Spend a memorable evening with renowned opera star Sherrill Milnes as he shares moments of his illustrious career through exciting videos and ‘backstage’ stories from his world-wide performances.  Ranging from all Three Tenors to Carol Burnett, Milnes has been on stage with them all! Buffet dinner and a selection of wine and beer will be served along with an entertaining night at the opera!

    Proceeds from this event benefit the Savannah Friends of Music, a longtime partner of the Savannah VOICE Festival.

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  • Arias & Encores

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Savannah, GA Charles H. Morris Center

    In SMF’s third consecutive year of collaborations with the Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF), director Maria Zouves joins renowned baritone Sherrill Milnes in skillfully curating a two-night run of selections from opera, musical theatre and song performed by acclaimed and rising stars of the Milnes VOICE programs. Music Director and pianist Dan Gettinger accompanies singers Carlton Moe, Kristin Schwecke, James Wright and others.

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  • Arias & Encores

    Sunday, March 26, 2017

    Savannah, GA Charles H. Morris Center

    In SMF’s third consecutive year of collaborations with the Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF), director Maria Zouves joins renowned baritone Sherrill Milnes in skillfully curating a two-night run of selections from opera, musical theatre and song performed by acclaimed and rising stars of the Milnes VOICE programs. Music Director and pianist Dan Gettinger accompanies singers Carlton Moe, Kristin Schwecke, James Wright and others.

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  • “Opera Idol” Vocal Competition

    2017/04/27

    Evanston, Illinois Westminster Place, Elliott Chapel

    For the 11th consecutive year, acclaimed operatic Baritone Sherrill Milnes along with his wife, soprano Maria Zouves, will return to the Midwest for the annual “Opera Idol” vocal competition in Chicago, Illinois.

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  • Cabaret Tangerine | Intimate Dinner and Song

    2017/05/01

    Savannah Tangerine Fusion and Sushi Bar

    The VOICE Festival kicks off its Prelude Week with a cabaret night at Tangerine Fusion and Sushi Bar. Enjoy a three-course meal with a glass of wine or beer included in an intimate setting as the 2017 Festival Artists offer Musical Theater favorites and a preview of the 5th anniversary season!

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  • Arias and Entrées

    2017/05/04

    Pooler Savannah Quarters Country Club

    The Savannah VOICE Festival returns to Savannah Quarters to present an evening of song that compliments the international adventure of a four-course meal with elegantly paired wine.

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  • Spring Soirée | A Waterside Supper Concert

    2017/05/06

    Savannah

    Join us for a party and concert by the water at this beautiful estate home, as the VOICE Festival Artists offer musical selections to match the setting. Guests will enjoy a buffet dinner and an open bar, as we celebrate and announce our fifth season!

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  • The Opera VOICE

    Monday, July 24 at 7:30pm

    Tarpon Springs, FL Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum

    Talented singers perform their favorite aria for the audience and 4 coaches – in a blind audition format. Hear the feedback, see which coach the singer chooses and cast your ballot for your favorite too! It’s the “Opera VOICE”.

    Tickets: $18
    Tarpon Arts Members & Students: $14

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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Class

    Thursday, July 27 at 7:30pm

    Tarpon Springs, FL Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum

    Observe opera luminary Sherrill Milnes sharing his craft with singers. Milnes will listen to each singer’s performance and make suggestions on how to enhance or fine tune their performance for even greater impact. Get a “sneak peek” behind the scenes of great coaching.

    Tickets: $18
    Tarpon Arts Members & Students: $14

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  • An Evening with Sherrill Milnes and the Ghosts of Savannah

    Friday, July 28 at 7:30pm

    Tarpon Springs, FL Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center

    Enjoy video from Alice Ryley, A Savannah Ghost Story and a live preview of selections from Anna Hunter, the second installment of the ghostly operas co- commissioned by the Savannah Voice Festival and VOICExperience Foundation.

    Tickets: $18
    Tarpon Arts Members & Students: $14

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  • Musical Mash-up: Opera & Theatre Favorites in Scene & Song

    Sunday, July 30 at 2:00pm

    Tarpon Springs, FL Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center

    Enjoy the Summer Voice Festival’s grand finale as the singers take you on a musical journey through acting scenes and performing favorite selections from the world’s most famous operas and theater productions.

    Tickets: $20
    Tarpon Arts Members & Students: $16

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  • Exclusive Preview: Ching’s Anna Hunter

    2017/08/04

    Savannah Davenport House Museum

    VOICE Society Member Only Event
    Before its premiere in November and before the Festival launches, go back in time while getting the early ‘scoop’ on the women who changed the future, through the past and its preservation.
    WANT TO ATTEND AND NOT A VOICE SOCIETY MEMBER? JOIN TODAY. All society memberships are a separate transaction from ticket sales and should be done before purchasing any VS exclusive events.

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  • “Shave and a Haircut”, a Prelude to the Barber

    2017/08/05

    Savannah Asbury Memorial UMC

    To launch the 2017 Festival themed “Funny at Five”, your Festival Director, Maria Zouves, has built a show to introduce this season’ s gems: “The Barber of Seville” and “The Marriage of Figaro”, two classical comedies based on the Beaumarchais brilliant plays.
    Sponsored by Mrs. Toby Hollenberg

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  • Milnes Master Class

    2017/08/07

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    At this FREE event, legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2017 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!
    Educational and Outreach events are sponsored in part by The Savannah Friends of Music, The Savannah Harbor Foundation, The Kole Family Foundation and VOICE Society Membership.

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  • Death, by Aria I

    2017/08/07

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Before the VOICE Program Artists take their musical journey, meet & hear them all in a night of arias and songs. It’s to die for!
    Sponsored by Jan & Sam Durham
    *SPECIAL DEATH, BY ARIA DINNER PACKAGE: $100.00 for both concerts and buffet dinner.

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  • “To Die For” Buffet Dinner

    2017/08/07

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor Foyer

    No need to go anywhere or pack a snack — SVF offers its “die hard” patrons a chance to grab a delicious buffet before the next “Death, by Aria” installment.
    *SPECIAL DEATH, BY ARIA DINNER PACKAGE: $100.00 for both concerts and buffet dinner.

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  • Death, by Aria II

    2017/08/07

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom
    This introductory night continues as you meet & hear all the Artists of the Milnes VOICE Programs.
    Sponsored by Jan & Sam Durham

    *SPECIAL DEATH, BY ARIA DINNER PACKAGE: $100.00 for both concerts and buffet dinner.

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  • Salon Series: “Saints & Sinners” – The Opera Roles of Jennifer Johnson Cano

    2017/08/08

    Savannah Green Meldrim House

    VOICE Society Member Only Event
    Mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano presents a private Master Class and talk for members of the VOICE Society at the historic Green Meldrim House, with a light reception to follow.
    Hosted and Sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church
    Jennifer Johnson Cano is sponsored by Middy Larson

    *PLEASE NOTE: The artist for this event has changed.

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  • Jennifer Johnson Cano Master Class

    2017/08/09

    Savannah Christ Church

    Singers from the Milnes VOICE Programs benefit from Cano’s guidance in this public class, as the famous mezzo-soprano joins the Festival as the 2017 Guest Artist.
    Sponsored by Middy Larson

    *PLEASE NOTE: The artist for this event has changed.

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  • Milnes Master Class

    2017/08/10

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    At this FREE event, legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2017 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!
    Educational and Outreach events are sponsored in part by The Savannah Friends of Music, The Savannah Harbor Foundation, The Kole Family Foundation and VOICE Society Membership.

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  • Camp VOICE Showcase: “Opera Lite”

    2017/08/11

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor

    Focusing on the lighter side of opera and sprinkling it with a bit of Musical Theatre and Song, the pre-college Camp VOICE Program presents a concert that showcases the week-long intensive’s work. Come see tomorrow’s stars –TODAY!
    Sponsored by Marianne and T. Mills Fleming

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  • In Recital: Meechot Marrero, Soprano

    2017/08/12

    Savannah St. John’s Episcopal Church

    Soprano Meechot Marrero offers a night of her sumptuous voice and dramatic interpretation. Before you see her as Rosina in The Barber of Seville, come enjoy one of our beloved VOICExperience alumna in her own special concert.
    Sponsored by Julia & Wesley Krulic

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  • Broadway VOICES: “Make ‘em Laugh”

    2017/08/13

    Savannah Asbury Memorial UMC

    Including Singin’ in the Rain and other fun favorites, the Savannah VOICE Festival celebrates New York’s Great White Way with the Festival Artists and Dan Gettinger at the helm.
    Sponsored by The Salt Table.

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  • Milnes Master Class

    2017/08/14

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    At this FREE event, legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2017 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!
    Educational and Outreach events are sponsored in part by The Savannah Friends of Music, The Savannah Harbor Foundation, The Kole Family Foundation and VOICE Society Membership.

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  • Cafe VOICE: “Cha Bella Voce”

    2017/08/14

    Savannah Cha Bella: A Farm to Table Restaurant

    Italian Food, Wine and Song Experience:
    The Savannah VOICE Festival celebrates Savannah’ s “foodie” traditions with this signature dinner event. Marrying Music, Food and Wine with an Italian flair, join SVF’ s own rising star, Santiago Ballerini and friends on a special night at Cha Bella, a Farm to Table Restaurant.

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  • Funny Girl with a Gyspy Swing: Jessica Ann Best with Velvet Caravan

    2017/08/15

    Savannah Jewish Education Alliance

    What happens when you combine a sublime singer in any genre and a band of instruments who can swing with equal versatility? A night you that will make you laugh, cry and stand up and dance! SVF’ s most beloved mezzo-soprano, Jessica Ann Best, celebrates her 10th anniversary with the VOICE Programs by joining her favorite group of musicians, Velvet Caravan,  in lively concert for all ages!
    Sponsored by Lynne & Charles Davis

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  • Milnes Master Class

    2017/08/17

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    At this FREE event, legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2017 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!
    Educational and Outreach events are sponsored in part by The Savannah Friends of Music, The Savannah Harbor Foundation, The Kole Family Foundation and VOICE Society Membership.

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  • VOICES in Sacred Song

    2017/08/17

    Savannah First Presbyterian Church

    In this summer’s FREE Community Concert, Savannah’s own Timothy Hall & the 2017 Festival Artists present music from oratorio, liturgical music and inspirational song.
    Sponsored by Kathie & Les Anderson

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  • Studio Opera: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

    2017/08/18

    Savannah The Charles H. Morris Center

    Sung in Italian with English Translations above the Stage (Run time: 2 hrs. 15 min.)
    The VOICE Studio artists appear in the second annual studio production – this time of Mozart’ s masterpiece about the day in the life of the famous “factotum”. Before you see The Barber of Seville, SVF will skip to the second part of the story as Count Almaviva, Rosina and the Barber fast forward to the ‘crazy day’ of Figaro and Susanna’ s wedding.
    Sponsored by Arlene & Allan Ratner

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  • Festival Opera: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

    2017/08/19

    Savannah The Charles H. Morris Center

    Sung in Italian with English Translations above the Stage (Run time: 2 hrs.)
    The Famous Barber is scheming and dealing in this operatic masterpiece as Rosina and Almaviva need the Figaro’s expertise to be together, despite Bartolo’s scheme to keep her for himself. SVF reunites some of its favorite cast members of past productions for a delightful journey into Beaumarchais first comedic installation of the Barber Trilogy, sprinkled with a bit of romance. Written 74 years after Mozart’s telling of part two, this “Prequel” to The Marriage of Figaro goes back in time to where it all began. An intimate production with virtual sets and a chamber ensemble suited to the intimacy of the historic Morris Center. Sponsored by Helen Downing

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  • Milnes VOICE Studio Showcase: Scenes and Songs

    2017/08/20

    Savannah The Charles H. Morris Center

    After two weeks of intense study and hard work, the VOICE Studio Artists present their artistry to audiences that have followed their progress throughout the Festival. Say a fond farewell to the Studio Artists in their final Festival performance at this historic and iconic Savannah venue.
    Sponsored by Carolyn Donovan

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  • Opera Idol

    2017/08/21

    Savannah The Charles H. Morris Center

    Competing for prizes and special opportunities, singers work with the Festival’s Artistic Director, Sherrill Milnes and Executive Director, Maria Zouves in a master class setting. The audience gets the chance to vote for their favorite artists and directors of opera companies hear Savannah VOICE Festival’s emerging artists — this competitive event promises to be an exciting one!
    Sponsored by Barbara Wilson

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  • Festival Opera: Rossini’s Il Barbieri di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

    2017/08/22

    Savannah The Charles H. Morris Center

    Sung in Italian with English Translations above the Stage The Famous Barber is scheming and dealing in this operatic masterpiece as Rosina and Almaviva need the Figaro’s expertise to be together, despite Bartolo’s scheme to keep her for himself. SVF reunites some of its favorite cast members of past productions for a delightful journey into Beaumarchais first comedic installation of the Barber Trilogy, sprinkled with a bit of romance. Written 74 years after Mozart’s telling of part two, this “ Prequel” to The Marriage of Figaro goes back in time to where it all began. An intimate production with virtual sets and a chamber ensemble suited to the intimacy of the historic Morris Center.
    Sponsored by Helen Downing

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  • VOICES Around the World

    2017/08/24

    Savannah Christ Church

    In this Festival favorite, artists from around the world enjoy sharing songs from their own countries. Travel around the globe from Germany, to Spain, and back again.
    Sponsored by Teutonic Council of Savannah

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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Class at Armstrong State

    2017/08/25

    Savannah Armstrong State University Fine Arts Auditorium

    Legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2017 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!
    Educational and Outreach events are sponsored in part by The Savannah Friends of Music, The Savannah Harbor Foundation, The Kole Family Foundation and VOICE Society Membership. 

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  • Salon Series: Camelot – Songs of King Arthur’s Court

    2017/08/25

    Savannah Green Meldrim House

    VOICE Society Member Only Event
    As the Festival closes, delve into the romance of King Arthur with an evening of excerpts from the Lerner and Lowe classic and other Arthurian themed music. Salon series concert will be immediately followed by a “Meet the Artists” elegant Champagne Reception.
    Hosted and Sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church
    WANT TO ATTEND AND NOT A VOICE SOCIETY MEMBER? JOIN TODAY. All society memberships are a separate transaction from ticket sales and should be done before purchasing any VS exclusive events.

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  • Festival Finale: Funny@Five

    2017/08/26

    Savannah First Presbyterian Church

    Focusing on the comedic aspects of Opera, Musical Theatre and Song, finish the 2017 Festival with a finale of beautiful voices, a few laughs and some glorious music.
    Sponsored by Naomi & Barry R. Cohen

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  • Festival Gala Dinner

    2017/08/27

     Plantation Club at The Landings

    After three weeks of great music, the Festival says goodbye with a special dinner on Skidaway Island. The 2018 season operas will be announced as you enjoy good food, good music and good friends. It’s a special night to finish the Fifth Anniversary Season.
    *Dinner and Wine included with Cash Bar available

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  • “The Business of Singing” Q&A at Drake University

    Thursday, September 28 at 2pm

    Ames, Iowa Drake University

    A Q&A and lecture led by Maria Zouves and Sherrill Milnes, discussing the industry, auditioning, and other hot topics of “The Business of Singing.”

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  • Milnes Master Class at Drake University

    Thursday, September 28 at 7:30pm

    Ames, Iowa Drake University

    World-famous baritone Sherrill Milnes offers a free public master class for selected Drake Opera Theater students.

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  • “The Audition Panel”

    Friday, September 29 at 11am

    Ames, Iowa Drake University

    Selected Drake students sing a mock opera audition, and then immediately receive feedback from Sherrill Milnes and Maria Zouves.

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  • Maria Zouves Master Class at Drake University

    Friday, September 29 at 2pm

    Ames, Iowa Drake University

    A Voice Master Class led by soprano Maria Zouves, co-founder of the Sherrill Milnes VOICE Programs, VOICExperience and the Savannah VOICE Festival.

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  • Sherrill Milnes – My Life On Stage

    Friday, September 29 at 7:30pm

    Ames, Iowa Drake University

    A free public lecture by world-famous baritone Sherrill Milnes on his life and experience on opera stages around the world. Reception to follow.

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