by Barb E on July 13, 2015

October 15-18, 2015UPVLZZZTZ5X7XDC3

OVI’s getting busy for Salt Lake City.  We’re looking forward to exploring the capitol of Utah from an opera perspective.  Nestled between mountains and the Great Salt Lake, beautiful Salt Lake City supports a vibrant cultural scene.  Come join us as we get just a sample.

We begin on Thursday evening with a lavish welcome reception organized by Ogden Opera Guild in a splendid private home.  We’ll meet Utah Opera supporters and learn about the opera scene in the SLC area.

Friday’s full schedule begins with a meeting of the OVI board in the Capitol Room of the Capital Theater, the fabulous opera house across the street from our Hotel Monaco base.  At the close of the meeting, Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth will speak to us, and singers from the Utah Opera Resident Artist program will give a mini recital.  We’ll follow this with a trip to the Utah Production Studio for a tour of their set, costume and props facility.  Whew!

Freshen up and join us for pre-opera dinner at Caffe Molise, a two-block walk from the opera house.  After the first act of Tosca, we’ll fortify ourselves for the dramatic second act with wine and treats at an intermission reception.

Saturday we can join a morning walking tour of Temple Square.  That leaves plenty of time to explore on your own until we meet again in the Capitol Room to hear from Walter Rudolph, world renowned expert on Jussi Bjorling.  Those staying through Sunday may be able to see and hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

The Early Bird fee for the weekend activities (exclusive of hotel, opera tickets and meals other than the Friday pre-opera dinner) is $125 per person. THE DEADLINE FOR EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION IS SEPTEMBER 15. Download, print and mail the registration form.

For opera tickets, call Shawn at 801-869-9046 and mention OVI.  Hotel Monaco reservations ($149 Thursday, $129 Friday and Saturday) can be made by calling 800-805-1801 and mentioning OVI.

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