How does a small, highly innovative opera company not only bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic, but return in triumph?

To find out – as well as to learn about some performances that you won’t want to miss if you live in northern California – you will want to spend a half hour listening to this lively conversation between our own Opera Joe McKesson and Zachary Gordin, the General and Artistic Director of Festival Opera in Walnut Creek, California.

Upcoming Concert: Tenor Alex Boyer and Kevin Korth in Recital


Alex Boyer, Tenor and Kevin Korth, Pianist

March 20, 2022

5:00 PM

Piedmont Center for the Arts

801 Magnolia Avenue

Piedmont, California

And a Season-Ending Performance of Bellini’s Norma on July 8 and 10th


Vincenzo Bellini’s NORMA

Cast led by acclaimed singer Shana Blake Hill

With the Festival Opera Orchestra & Chorus

Directed by Mark Foehringer

Conducted by Bryan Nies

2 performances only!

July 8, 2022 – 7:30 PM

July 10, 2022 -2:00 PM

Hofmann Theatre – Lesher Center for the Arts

1601 Civic Drive

Walnut Creek, California