Festival Opera of Walnut Creek Announces ‘Love, Lust, And Laughter’ Gala

By David Salazar

The Festival Opera of Walnut Creek is set to showcase a unique “Opera Experience” on July 15, 2018 at the Lesher Center for the Arts.

The event, entitled “Love, Lust and Laughter” will feature three acts from three famous operas, including the first act of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” “the second act of “Tosca” and the party scene from Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus.”

Among the artists performing are Alex Boyer, Kristin Clayton, Eugene Brancoveanu, Phillip Skinner, Carrie Hennessey, Robert Norman, Betany Coffland, Zach Gordin and Shana Blake Hill.

The Festival Opera of Walnut Creek is offering audience members a chance to be on the stage during the “Fledermaus” scene for an additional premium ticket order. Those who opt for this option are expected to attend rehearsals of the performance.

There will also be a post-performance party set to take place at Buon Vino Wine Bar after the show.