Events

  • Exclusive Preview: Ching’s Anna Hunter

    2017/08/04

    Savannah Davenport House Museum

    VOICE Society Member Only Event
    Before its premiere in November and before the Festival launches, go back in time while getting the early ‘scoop’ on the women who changed the future, through the past and its preservation.
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  • “Shave and a Haircut”, a Prelude to the Barber

    2017/08/05

    Savannah Asbury Memorial UMC

    To launch the 2017 Festival themed “Funny at Five”, your Festival Director, Maria Zouves, has built a show to introduce this season’ s gems: “The Barber of Seville” and “The Marriage of Figaro”, two classical comedies based on the Beaumarchais brilliant plays.
    Sponsored by Mrs. Toby Hollenberg

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  • Death, by Aria II

    2017/08/07

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom
    This introductory night continues as you meet & hear all the Artists of the Milnes VOICE Programs.
    Sponsored by Jan & Sam Durham

    *SPECIAL DEATH, BY ARIA DINNER PACKAGE: $100.00 for both concerts and buffet dinner.

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  • “To Die For” Buffet Dinner

    2017/08/07

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor Foyer

    No need to go anywhere or pack a snack — SVF offers its “die hard” patrons a chance to grab a delicious buffet before the next “Death, by Aria” installment.
    *SPECIAL DEATH, BY ARIA DINNER PACKAGE: $100.00 for both concerts and buffet dinner.

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  • Death, by Aria I

    2017/08/07

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Before the VOICE Program Artists take their musical journey, meet & hear them all in a night of arias and songs. It’s to die for!
    Sponsored by Jan & Sam Durham
    *SPECIAL DEATH, BY ARIA DINNER PACKAGE: $100.00 for both concerts and buffet dinner.

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  • Milnes Master Class

    2017/08/07

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    At this FREE event, legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2017 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!
    Educational and Outreach events are sponsored in part by The Savannah Friends of Music, The Savannah Harbor Foundation, The Kole Family Foundation and VOICE Society Membership.

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  • Salon Series: “Saints & Sinners” – The Opera Roles of Denyce Graves

    2017/08/08

    Savannah Green Meldrim House

    VOICE Society Member Only Event
    Superstar mezzo soprano Denyce Graves presents a private Master Class and talk for members of the VOICE Society at the historic Green Meldrim House, with a light reception to follow.
    Hosted and Sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church
    Denyce Graves is sponsored by Middy Larson
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  • Denyce Graves Master Class

    2017/08/09

    Savannah Christ Church

    Recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting singers, Denyce Graves is highly respected as a nurturing and knowledgeable teacher. Singers from the Milnes VOICE Programs benefit from Graves’ guidance in this public class, as the famous mezzo-soprano joins the Festival as the 2017 Guest Artist Faculty.
    Sponsored by Middy Larson

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  • Milnes Master Class

    2017/08/10

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    At this FREE event, legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2017 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!
    Educational and Outreach events are sponsored in part by The Savannah Friends of Music, The Savannah Harbor Foundation, The Kole Family Foundation and VOICE Society Membership.

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  • Camp VOICE Showcase: “Opera Lite”

    2017/08/11

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor

    Focusing on the lighter side of opera and sprinkling it with a bit of Musical Theatre and Song, the pre-college Camp VOICE Program presents a concert that showcases the week-long intensive’s work. Come see tomorrow’s stars –TODAY!
    Sponsored by Marianne and T. Mills Fleming

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  • In Recital: Meechot Marrero, Soprano

    2017/08/12

    Savannah St. John’s Episcopal Church

    Soprano Meechot Marrero offers a night of her sumptuous voice and dramatic interpretation. Before you see her as Rosina in The Barber of Seville, come enjoy one of our beloved VOICExperience alumna in her own special concert.
    Sponsored by Julia & Wesley Krulic

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  • Broadway VOICES: “Make ‘em Laugh”

    2017/08/13

    Savannah Asbury Memorial UMC

    Including Singin’ in the Rain and other fun favorites, the Savannah VOICE Festival celebrates New York’s Great White Way with the Festival Artists and Dan Gettinger at the helm.
    Sponsored by The Salt Table.

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  • Cafe VOICE: “Cha Bella Voce”

    2017/08/14

    Savannah Cha Bella: A Farm to Table Restaurant

    Italian Food, Wine and Song Experience:
    The Savannah VOICE Festival celebrates Savannah’ s “foodie” traditions with this signature dinner event. Marrying Music, Food and Wine with an Italian flair, join SVF’ s own rising star, Santiago Ballerini and friends on a special night at Cha Bella, a Farm to Table Restaurant.

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  • Milnes Master Class

    2017/08/14

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    At this FREE event, legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2017 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!
    Educational and Outreach events are sponsored in part by The Savannah Friends of Music, The Savannah Harbor Foundation, The Kole Family Foundation and VOICE Society Membership.

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  • Funny Girl with a Gyspy Swing: Jessica Ann Best with Velvet Caravan

    2017/08/15

    Savannah Jewish Education Alliance

    What happens when you combine a sublime singer in any genre and a band of instruments who can swing with equal versatility? A night you that will make you laugh, cry and stand up and dance! SVF’ s most beloved mezzo-soprano, Jessica Ann Best, celebrates her 10th anniversary with the VOICE Programs by joining her favorite group of musicians, Velvet Caravan,  in lively concert for all ages!
    Sponsored by Lynne & Charles Davis

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  • VOICES in Sacred Song

    2017/08/17

    Savannah First Presbyterian Church

    In this summer’s FREE Community Concert, Savannah’s own Timothy Hall & the 2017 Festival Artists present music from oratorio, liturgical music and inspirational song.
    Sponsored by Kathie & Les Anderson

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  • Milnes Master Class

    2017/08/17

    Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    At this FREE event, legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2017 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!
    Educational and Outreach events are sponsored in part by The Savannah Friends of Music, The Savannah Harbor Foundation, The Kole Family Foundation and VOICE Society Membership.

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  • Studio Opera: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

    2017/08/18

    Savannah The Charles H. Morris Center

    Sung in Italian with English Translations above the Stage (Run time: 2 hrs. 15 min.)
    The VOICE Studio artists appear in the second annual studio production – this time of Mozart’ s masterpiece about the day in the life of the famous “factotum”. Before you see The Barber of Seville, SVF will skip to the second part of the story as Count Almaviva, Rosina and the Barber fast forward to the ‘crazy day’ of Figaro and Susanna’ s wedding.
    Sponsored by Arlene & Allan Ratner

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  • Festival Opera: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

    2017/08/19

    Savannah The Charles H. Morris Center

    Sung in Italian with English Translations above the Stage (Run time: 2 hrs.)
    The Famous Barber is scheming and dealing in this operatic masterpiece as Rosina and Almaviva need the Figaro’s expertise to be together, despite Bartolo’s scheme to keep her for himself. SVF reunites some of its favorite cast members of past productions for a delightful journey into Beaumarchais first comedic installation of the Barber Trilogy, sprinkled with a bit of romance. Written 74 years after Mozart’s telling of part two, this “Prequel” to The Marriage of Figaro goes back in time to where it all began. An intimate production with virtual sets and a chamber ensemble suited to the intimacy of the historic Morris Center. Sponsored by Helen Downing

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  • Milnes VOICE Studio Showcase: Scenes and Songs

    2017/08/20

    Savannah The Charles H. Morris Center

    After two weeks of intense study and hard work, the VOICE Studio Artists present their artistry to audiences that have followed their progress throughout the Festival. Say a fond farewell to the Studio Artists in their final Festival performance at this historic and iconic Savannah venue.
    Sponsored by Carolyn Donovan

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  • Opera Idol

    2017/08/21

    Savannah The Charles H. Morris Center

    Competing for prizes and special opportunities, singers work with the Festival’s Artistic Director, Sherrill Milnes and Executive Director, Maria Zouves in a master class setting. The audience gets the chance to vote for their favorite artists and directors of opera companies hear Savannah VOICE Festival’s emerging artists — this competitive event promises to be an exciting one!
    Sponsored by Barbara Wilson

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  • Festival Opera: Rossini’s Il Barbieri di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

    2017/08/22

    Savannah The Charles H. Morris Center

    Sung in Italian with English Translations above the Stage The Famous Barber is scheming and dealing in this operatic masterpiece as Rosina and Almaviva need the Figaro’s expertise to be together, despite Bartolo’s scheme to keep her for himself. SVF reunites some of its favorite cast members of past productions for a delightful journey into Beaumarchais first comedic installation of the Barber Trilogy, sprinkled with a bit of romance. Written 74 years after Mozart’s telling of part two, this “ Prequel” to The Marriage of Figaro goes back in time to where it all began. An intimate production with virtual sets and a chamber ensemble suited to the intimacy of the historic Morris Center.
    Sponsored by Helen Downing

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  • VOICES Around the World

    2017/08/24

    Savannah Christ Church

    In this Festival favorite, artists from around the world enjoy sharing songs from their own countries. Travel around the globe from Germany, to Spain, and back again.
    Sponsored by Teutonic Council of Savannah

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  • Salon Series: Camelot – Songs of King Arthur’s Court

    2017/08/25

    Savannah Green Meldrim House

    VOICE Society Member Only Event
    As the Festival closes, delve into the romance of King Arthur with an evening of excerpts from the Lerner and Lowe classic and other Arthurian themed music. Salon series concert will be immediately followed by a “Meet the Artists” elegant Champagne Reception.
    Hosted and Sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church
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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Class at Armstrong State

    2017/08/25

    Savannah Armstrong State University Fine Arts Auditorium

    Legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2017 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!
    Educational and Outreach events are sponsored in part by The Savannah Friends of Music, The Savannah Harbor Foundation, The Kole Family Foundation and VOICE Society Membership. 

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  • Festival Finale: [email protected]

    2017/08/26

    Savannah Esther F. Garrison School of the Arts Performance Hall

    Focusing on the comedic aspects of Opera, Musical Theatre and Song, finish the 2017 Festival with a finale of beautiful voices, a few laughs and some glorious music in Savannah’s new Performance Hall.
    Sponsored by Naomi & Barry R. Cohen

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  • Festival Gala Dinner

    2017/08/27

    Savannah Plantation Club at The Landings

    After three weeks of great music, the Festival says goodbye with a special dinner on Skidaway Island. The 2018 season operas will be announced as you enjoy good food, good music and good friends. It’s a special night to finish the Fifth Anniversary Season.
    *Dinner and Wine included with Cash Bar available

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