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Press Release: September 27, 2017: Departure of General Director Sara Nealy Announced in Joint Statement
Press Release: February 22, 2017: Passion and Tragedy Collide in Festival Opera's Unusual Pairing of Sinful Operas
Press Release: May 10, 2016: More Than $82 Million Awarded for Arts Projects Nationwide Includes $20,000 Awarded to Festival Opera
Press Release: May 6, 2016: Festival Opera's 25th Anniversary Season is Out of This World
Press Release: April 27, 2015: Opera in the Park 2016
Press Release: April 27, 2015: Opera Lite Series Extended at Walnut Creek Marriott
Press Release: March 7, 2015: Sing Out For Dad at Festival Opera’s Tribute to Fathers
Press Release: March 3, 2015: Opera Lite Debuts at Walnut Creek Marriott
Press Release: September 18, 2014: Festival Opera Announces 2015 Season
Press Release: February 14, 2014: Festival Opera Announces Spring 2014 Chamber Operas Commemorating the Holocaust
Press Release: 2013: West Bay Opera and Festival Opera Partner to Present Verdi's Otello
Press Release: 2012: World Premier of About Face – an opera experience
Press Release: 2012: Festival Opera Benefit Concert
Press Release: 2012: Opera in the Park in Walnut Creek
Press Release: December 30, 2011: Festival Opera Announces 21th Season — Re-Envisioning an Opera Company
Press Release: July 18, 2011: Festival Opera to mark 20th anniversary with Frank Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella.
Press Release: June 13, 2011: Mark Foehringer to stage direct LA TRAVIATA for Festival Opera.
Press Release: May 12, 2011: Festival Opera Announces 20th Anniversary Season.
Press Release: April 11, 2011: Festival Opera Appoints Nealy as New Executive Director.
Press Release: November 5, 2010: Festival Opera's Executive Director to Retire Next Month.
Press Release: July 19, 2010: Celebrated soprano Angela Cadelago to debut in Festival Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor.
Press Release: June 14, 2010: Festival Opera's Madama Butterfly to take wing with dramatic new staging.
Press Release: June 3, 2010: Madama Butterfly returns to Lesher Arts Center for first time in almost a decade.
Press Release: May 25, 2010: Philip Skinner to replace Bojan Knezevic as Sharpless in Festival Opera’s Madama Butterfly, opening July 10.
Press Release: April 16, 2010: Festival Opera Announces 2010 Season: Madama Butterfly and Lucia di Lammermoor to feature exciting debuts of notable voices and artistic talent.
Press Release: July 22, 2009: Checking in with the cast of Festival Opera's Faust as they prepare for the August 8 opening
Press Release: July 2, 2009: Michael Morgan to direct Festival Opera's Faust on 150th anniversary
Press Release: June 16, 2009: Festival Opera goes all out for Turandot — its largest production yet
Press Release: June 8, 2009: Festival Opera’s Turandot to feature Canadian soprano Othalie Graham in the title role that launched her career in 2004
Press Release: January 30, 2009: Festival Opera announces significant additions to Board of Directors
Press Release: June 24, 2008: Stirring Verdi masterpiece, Il Trovatore, returns to Festival Opera stage for first time in 15 years
Press Release: May 15, 2008: Festival Opera's A Midsummer Night's Dream to feature William Sauerland, Marnie Breckenridge, and Kirk Eichelberger
Press Release: March 11, 2008: Festival Opera 2008 season to present Il Trovatore and A Midsummer Night's Dream
Press Release: May 30, 2007: Festival Opera to present one of the world's most popular operas, Bizet's Carmen
Press Release: February 15, 2007: Festival Opera Announces Cast for the 2007 Season Which Includes West Coast Premiere of Our Town
Press Release: September 26, 2006: Festival Opera 2007 Season to Include West Coast Premiere of Our Town by Ned Rorem
Press Release: July 17, 2006: Festival Opera Continues 2006 Anniversary Season with Mozart's Don Giovanni
Press Release: June 15, 2006: Festival Opera Introduces New Artists as 2006 Anniversary Season Opens with Tosca
Press Release: June 7, 2006: Festival Opera Receives Significant Grant from the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation
Press Release: February 17, 2006: Festival Opera Announces 15th Anniversary Season
Press Release: January 25, 2005: Festival Opera Announces 2005 Season