September 28, 2013, 8pm—A special night of operatic favorites, accompanied by a full orchestra conducted by Maestro Joel Revzen, Artistic Director of Arizona Opera and the Lake Tahoe SummerFest, in historic Aycock Auditorium. Patrons will be treated to an evening featuring Jill Bowen Gardner, other alumni and the finest singers from the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance. The performance is preceded by a wine tasting from North Carolina vineyards from 6–7:45pm. Patrons can purchase wine by the glass or take home a bottle from their favorite vineyard. More details here.
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The highlight of the Boston Lyric Opera’s “A Roman Affair’’ gala on Saturday night might have been “Tosca’’ star Jill Gardner hamming it up as Marilyn Monroe . She sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. Emperor’’ — as opposed to “Mr. President’’ — to keep with the night’s Agrippina-inspired theme. Read the full article here.