Napa Valley Festival Del Sole Celebrates Landmark Tenth Season

An up close and personal courtyard performance at the Tuscan-inspired Castello di Amoroso. (Photographer: Paul E. Richardson)

An up close and personal courtyard performance at the Tuscan-inspired Castello di Amorosa. (Photographer: Paul E. Richardson)

Napa Valley Festival del Sole, one of America’s premier summer destination events, presents its landmark Tenth Season, July 17-26, 2015, featuring more than 60 cultural adventures for every interest and budget. The ten-day festival artfully blends the world’s finest classical, jazz, opera, theater and dance artists with curated culinary, wine and fitness pursuits, staged in Napa Valley’s most iconic settings.

Napa Valley Festival del Sole 2015 Highlights

(Visit festivaldelsole.org to view the full schedule and detailed descriptions of each event.
  • Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and pianist/composer Jake Heggie open the season with a courtyard recital at the Tuscan-inspired Castello di Amorosa.
  • The first annual 5K & 10K Sun Run benefitting Napa County arts education programs
  • The Russian National Orchestra performs Beethoven’s immortal Symphony No. 9, conducted by Kristjan Järvi, plus works by Dvorak, Getty, Offenbach, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.
  • Natalia Osipova, Principal of The Royal Ballet, and Ivan Vasiliev, American Ballet Theatre Principal, perform their acclaimed contemporary program Solo for Two.
  • The Annual Festival Gala at Meadowood Napa Valley supports the festival’s innovative programming and arts education with an evening of music and glamour reminiscent of a nightclub during Hollywood’s Golden Era.
  • Two performances by internationally acclaimed baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, including the show-stopping Moscow Nights, an evening of Romantic classical favorites interwoven with popular music.
  • Three admission-free Bouchaine Young Artist Series concerts showcasing the stars of tomorrow at Jarvis Conservatory.
  • An evening of jazz in the Castello di Amorosa courtyard.
  • Taste of Napa, a festival signature event, introduces an exciting new culinary competition to complement tastings from 70 wineries, restaurants and food artisans.
Some of the most recognized artists appear at beautiful Napa Valley properties like the sweeping lawns at Far Niente. (Photographer: Paul E. Richardson)

Some of the most recognized artists appear at beautiful Napa Valley properties like the sweeping lawns at Far Niente. (Photographer: Paul E. Richardson)

Exquisite winery properties, including Alpha Omega, open their doors to great performances and dining experiences. Photographer: Drew Altizer (Photographer: Drew Altizer)

Exquisite winery properties, including Alpha Omega, open their doors to great performances and dining experiences. Photographer: Drew Altizer (Photographer: Drew Altizer)

Exclusive venues, including Opus One, are hosts to great performances and exquisite epicurean experiences. (Photographer: Susana Bates for Drew Altizer Photography)

Exclusive venues, including Opus One, are hosts to great performances and exquisite epicurean experiences. (Photographer: Susana Bates for Drew Altizer Photography)

Taste Napa Valley is an opportunity to experience the very best of Napa Valley’s world renowned wines paired with creations from the best restaurants in the region. Credit: Susana Bates for Drew Altizer Photography

Taste Napa Valley is an opportunity to experience the very best of Napa Valley’s world renowned wines paired with creations from the best restaurants in the region. Credit: Susana Bates for Drew Altizer Photography

Festival del Sole 2015 event hosts include Aloft, Bouchaine Vineyards, Buena Vista Winery, Calistoga Ranch, Castello di Amorosa, Charles Krug Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Darioush, Far Niente, HALL St. Helena, Harvest Table by Charlie Palmer, The Hess Collection, Jarvis Conservatory, Lincoln Theater, Martin Estate, Meadowood Napa Valley, Meritage Resort & Spa, Merryvale Vineyards, Mont La Salle Chapel, Odette Estate, Opus One, Provenance Vineyards, Quintessa, Seven Stones Winery, Solage Calistoga, Spring Mountain Vineyard, St. Supery, Tamber Bey Vineyards, V. Sattui, and Weill Hall at Green Music Center.

Festival del Sole 2015 Passes
Festival del Sole offers a range of pass options to ensure the entire community has the opportunity to experience and enjoy live performances.

Free Performance Pass: Attend any of the four admission-free concerts during Festival del Sole 2015.  This season’s free performances include the Community Concert: Angel Heart and the popular Bouchaine Young Artist Series at Jarvis Conservatory. Reservations required.

Concert Pass:  Watch the world’s leading artists perform in intimate and unique Napa Valley settings such as Castello di Amorosa, Lincoln Theater and Mont La Salle Chapel.  The 2015 festival concert lineup features international-quality opera, classical, jazz, dance and theater performances. Concert Passes start at just $39.

Allegro Pass:  Experience an extraordinary evening of music paired with warm Napa Valley hospitality. The Allegro Pass – available for Opening Night and each Lincoln Theater concert evening – includes premium concert seating and access to rockin’ After Parties at top Napa Valley settings. Single Evening Allegro Pass, $139.  Multi-Night Allegro Pass (all four Lincoln Theater evenings), $449.
Patron Pass:  Whether for a single day, a weekend or the entire festival, a Patron Pass offers the ultimate Festival del Sole experience. Patron Pass holders enjoy vintner’s luncheons, winery dinners and other exclusive events. Additional benefits include prime concert seating, valet parking, Embraer Executive Jet Lounge access, and concierge services.  All Patron Passes include a tax-deductible donation. Evening Patron Pass from $850.  Full Day Patron Pass from $1,000.  Multi-Day Patron Pass from $2,550.  All-Access Festival Passport, $10,000.
To purchase passes, visit www.festivaldelsole.org, call 888.337.6272 or visit the Festival Box Office between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, at 915 Trancas Street, Suite B, in Napa, Calif.
About Napa Valley Festival del Sole
A celebration of the art of life, Festival del Sole has put Napa Valley on the map as one of the world’s leading cultural destinations. The 10-day summer festival blends exceptional music, theater and dance with the region’s fine wine and cuisine. Each July, the festival presents exclusive engagements by renowned artists and emerging talent from around the globe, gastronomic adventures at stunning wineries, resorts and estates, free community concerts, yoga in the vineyards and, new this year, a 5K and 10K run benefitting Napa County youth arts education programs.

A nonprofit organization governed by a board of prominent vintners and local leaders, the festival is dedicated to enriching the region’s cultural and economic vitality, and to supporting numerous educational initiatives – from nurturing young talent through its Bouchaine Young Artists Series, to presenting free community concerts, to awarding major grants to local schools and arts organizations.

Festival del Sole is produced by Napa Valley Festival Association in partnership with IMG Artists. The festival’s landmark Tenth Season takes place July 17-26, 2015. www.festivaldelsole.org