Events

  • New York: Opera as Drama

    February 8–14, 2015

    New York, NY The National Opera Center

    This career development intensive is a week of dramatic study for the emerging professional opera singer lead by opera legend Sherrill Milnes.

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  • A Winter’s Opera Night

    February 13, 2015

    New York, NY The Harmonie Club

    Gala dinner and concert to benefit the Sherrill Milnes VOICE Programs.

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  • Opera as Drama: A Valentine Showcase

    February 14, 2015

    New York, NY The National Opera Center

    Legendary opera singer Sherrill Milnes hosts the emerging artists of his VOICExperience program as they present dramatic readings and their operatic scene equivalents.

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  • Camp VOICE for Teens

    August 2–10, 2015

    Savannah, GA Savannah Voice Festival

    This special “opera camp” for singers has the same structural format as a pre-professional intensive program, but geared towards to young singer.

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  • Milnes VOICE Studio

    August 2–16, 2015

    Savannah, GA The Savannah VOICE Festival

    A pay-to-study program, this career development intensive focuses on personal training designed to take you to the next level of your career.

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  • Camp VOICE Showcase

    August 10, 2015

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Savannah’s most talented youth offers a concert that showcases their workshop studies and gives them a moment to shine! Come see tomorrow’s stars – TODAY!

    Sponsored by T. Mills and Marianne Fleming

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  • Florida VOICE Project

    August 18–23, 2015

    Tampa Bay, FL

    The Florida VOICE Project is a special program geared towards but not limited to singers in the Florida/Southeastern Region.

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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Class – Observe A Master

    Aug 20, 2015

    Don’t miss this opportunity to observe a master sharing his craft with the next generation of extraordinary singers.

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  • “Alice Ryley, a Savannah Ghost Story”

    Aug, 22, 2015

    An Exclusive Preview in the Intimacy of the Heritage Museum Before the World Premiere

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  • USF presents VOICExperience

    Aug 23, 2015

    Join opera legend baritone Sherill Milnes and USF Alumna Maria Zouves as they host a concert sung by a new generation of emerging stars, singing beautiful music from the world’s most beloved operas.

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  • OUTREACHES IN PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS

    October 20, 2015

    Tampa Bay Area

    In preparation for National Opera Week, VOICExperience artists reach out the community with concerts and interactive sessions in Pinellas County schools from Grades 6 – 12.

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  • VOICES Around the World

    October 21, 2015, 7pm

    Ocala, FL Circle Square Cultural Center

    Grammy award-winning operatic baritone Sherrill Milnes’ presents opera singers who will share songs from around the globe. The Circle Square Cultural Center becomes a world café and an informal stage for this memorable display of global talent. Coffee and beverages are available for purchase.

  • Alice Ryley, A Savannah Ghost Story

    October 30, 2015 4pm & 6pm

    Savannah, GA Charles H. Morris Center

    Savannah’s famous ghost of Wright Square tells her story in this 55-minute one-act opera by Michael Ching, commissioned by the Milnes VOICE Programs.

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  • MET OPERA GUILD HONORS MILNES

    November 13, 2015, 12:15pm

    New York City

    A Golden Celebration honors Sherrill Milnes on his 50th Anniversary of his Metropolitan Opera Debut. Musical tribute by Placido Domingo and spoken tributes by Maestro James Levine round out this special afternoon. Visit www.MetGuild.org for tickets.

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  • A Masterclass with Sherrill Milnes

    Saturday, November 14, 2015

    New York National Opera Center, Marc A. Scorca Hall

    Sherrill Milnes shares his vast experience with Emerging Artists from the Milnes VOICE Programs, giving an audience exciting insight into the process of great singing. Patron Tickets are available for special seating and a wine and cheese reception with Milnes after the class.

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  • Milnes VOICE Programs Auditions


    New York National Opera Center

    The Sherrill Milnes VOICE Programs holds auditions for the 2016 VOICE Programs. Auditions will be held 10am-12pm, by appointment only.

     

    To schedule your audition, please contact: production.voicexp@gmail.com

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  • OPERA AS DRAMA

    February 7 - 13, 2016

    New York City National Opera Center

    Focusing on Dramatic Study for the Emerging Artist.

  • 2016 VOICE GALA HONORS JAMES MORRIS

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    New York City Harmonie Club

    MILNES VOICE GALA HONORS JAMES MORRIS FEB 11TH

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    The VOICE Programs offers its 2016 VOICE Gala on Thursday, February 11th at the Harmonie Club in New York City. This wonderful dinner and show is emceed by Opera America CEO Marc A. Scorca and will honor feature amazing special guests of the operatic world. They join Milnes & Scorca to honor Sherrill’s beloved colleague, bass-baritone James Morris. Invitations will be sent out in early January. Net proceeds benefits VOICExperience scholarships.

    TO RECEIVE AN INVITATION, EMAIL US AT PRODUCTION.VOICEXP@GMAIL.COM or CALL 855.76.OPERA

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  • ARIAS & ENCORES: A SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL CO-PRODUCTION

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    Savannah Christ Church Episcopal

    Following the much lauded 2015 production of Puccini’s Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi, SMF and SVF join forces again for the first of two extraordinary programs with some of America’s most talented opera singers.

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  • MOZART IN PRAGUE: A SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL CO-PRODUCTION

    Saturday, April 2, 2016

    Savannah Trinity United Methodist Church

    “My Praguers understand me,” wrote Mozart, whose amazing connection with the city of Prague (above) will be explored in the second of two co-productions this season between SMF and SVF. This one-time only multimedia infused concert will be an operatic tour of composer Wolfgang A. Mozart and librettist Lorenzo da Ponte’s world in the city where his most successful operas—Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro—were premiered.

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  • THE PRELUDE TO THE FESTIVAL

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Savannah, Georgia Skidaway Island United Methodist Church

    The Savannah VOICE Festival announces its 4th season with a Festival Artist concert of sneak peeks of the “Summer of Romance”.

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  • Sherrill Milnes’ Master Class

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    Tarpon Springs, Florida Heritage Museum, Tarpon Arts

    Don’t miss this opportunity to observe opera luminary Sherrill Milnes sharing his craft with the next generation of extraordinary singers taking part in the Florida VOICE Project. Milnes will listen to each accomplished singer’s performance and make suggestions on how to enhance or fine tune their performance for even greater impact. Watch him coach the next generation of opera stars.

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  • VOICES Around the World

    Sunday, June 5, 2016

    Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, Tarpon Arts

    VOICExperience Festival Artists from around the globe share their amazing talent in this musical tour of international songs in the intimate setting of the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum.

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  • Scenes and Songs From the World’s Greatest Operas

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    Tarpon Springs, Florida Heritage Museum, Tarpon Arts

    As the Voice Experience Festival draws to a close, the talented singers that studied within the educational programs demonstrate their successes through opera vignettes, favorite arias and beloved songs.

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  • Festival Opera: Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette

    Sunday, August 7, 2016

    Savannah, GA Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church

    The Savannah VOICE Festival’s Summer of Romance opens with a beautiful production of the classic love story, Roméo et Juliette, directed by world renowned director Fabrizio Melano.

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  • Death, by Aria, Part II

    Monday, August 8, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    The music goes on as you meet & hear Artists of the Milnes VOICE Programs in a night of concerts of arias and songs. It’s to die for!

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  • Death, by Aria, Part I

    Monday, August 8, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Meet & hear all the Artists of the Milnes VOICE Programs in a night of concerts of arias and songs. It’s to die for!

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  • Opera as Drama: Fabrizio Melano Master Class

    Monday, August 8, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    From Callas to Pavarotti, Melano has worked with them all. He shares experience & dramatic insight in a master class setting.

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  • Festival Opera: Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    Savannah, GA Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church

    The Savannah VOICE Festival’s Summer of Romance opens with a beautiful production of the classic love story, Roméo et Juliette, directed by world renowned director Fabrizio Melano.

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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Class

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2016 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction.

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  • From Argentina, with Love: Santiago Ballerini

    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Savannah, GA St. John’s Episcopal Church

    Wowing audiences around the world, come hear our Roméo, tenor Santiago Ballerini in recital.

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  • Salon Series: Opera in the Baroque

    Friday, August, 12, 2016

    Savannah, GA Green Meldrim House

    Travel back to where it all began in this intimate concert of early music. Featuring Handel, Purcell, and the like, explore the composers who began a lineage of great composition for the voice.

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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Class

    Friday, August 12, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2016 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!

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  • Give My Regards to Broadway: American Music Concert

    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    Savannah, GA First Presbyterian Church

    A Festival favorite! Hear some of American theatre’s most beloved music.

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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Class

    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2016 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!

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  • VOICES in Sacred Song

    Sunday, August 14, 2016

    Savannah, GA First Presbyterian Church

    Timothy Hall & the 2016 Festival Artists present music from oratorio, liturgical music and inspirational song.

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  • Camp VOICE Showcase

    Monday, August 15, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Come see tomorrow’s stars – TODAY!

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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Class

    Monday, August 15, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Legendary baritone and artistic leader of the VOICE Programs Milnes shares the wisdom and experiences with audiences while working with the 2016 Studio Artists, who perform for the Master for feedback and instruction. A wonderful educational and musically exciting event!

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  • Festival Opera Gala Dinner Event: Ching’s Alice Ryley, a Savannah Ghost Story

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and “ghostly” show as the Savannah VOICE Festival presents its own commissioned opera, that is uniquely Savannah.

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  • Festival Opera: Ching’s Alice Ryley, a Savannah Ghost Story

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Alice returns in this “ghostly” re-staging of Michael Ching’s work as the Savannah VOICE Festival presents its own commissioned opera, that is uniquely Savannah.

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  • Mission: Audition

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Savannah, GA Christ Church

    Singer’s “perform” in a mock audition for directors of professional opera companies. What goes on in a director’s mind during an audition?

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  • VOICES Around the World

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Savannah, GA Christ Church

    German Lieder to Tango, SVF takes on a journey around the globe as the Festival Artists share their favorite international songs.

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  • Salon Series: Goodnight, My Love – Lullabies and Cradle Songs

    Friday, August 19, 2016

    Savannah, GA Green Meldrim House

    End your week with an evening of lullabies old and new from opera, musical theatre and song.

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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Class

    Friday, August 19, 2016

    Savannah, GA Armstrong State University

    Sherrill Milnes shares his knowledge and insight with the next generation of singers as they perform for an audience and receive valuable feedback from the Master.

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  • Studio Opera: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

    Saturday, August 20, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    The VOICE Studio artists present their first opera production: Mozart’s The Magic Flute! Discover the magic of this timeless piece and witness the growth of these Studio artists.

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  • Festival Finale: A Summer of Romance

    Sunday, August 21, 2016

    Savannah, GA The Charles H. Morris Center

    Opera, Musical Theatre and Song’s most romantic (and dramatic) moments finish the 2016 Festival with a crescendo of beautiful voices and glorious music in one of Savannah most historic settings.

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  • Opera Scenes and Songs

    Sunday, August 21, 2016

    Savannah, GA Westin Savannah Harbor Ballroom

    Enjoy an afternoon of music as the Milnes VOICE Studio Artists present their Opera Scenes Showcase.

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  • Sherrill Milnes: Anthology of an Opera Star

    Sunday, August 28, 2016

    Tarpon Springs, Florida Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center

    Join us for an afternoon with Sherrill Milnes. He shares a variety of clips from his opera performances, amusing stories about his life and stellar career as well as perspectives on how opera has evolved over the years from his experience. Don’t miss this intimate afternoon with a Florida and the Metropolitan Opera treasure.

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  • One VOICE Orlando

    Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Orlando, FL Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts

    Sherrill Milnes hosts as opera responds to the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy with International and National Vocal Stars.

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  • Milnes VOICE Programs Auditions

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    New York, NY

    The VOICExperience Foundation and Savannah VOICE Festival hold auditions for the 2017 season.

  • Milnes Master Class at Peabody

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Baltimore, MD Leith Symington Griswold Hall

    A free Master Class at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, presented by legendary baritone Sherrill Milnes.

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  • Milnes Master Class at Maryland Lyric

    Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Hyattsville, MD

    Legend Sherrill Milnes offers his years of experience to Emerging Artists from Maryland Lyric Opera.

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  • VOICExperience in Ocala

    Sunday, October 16, 2016

    Ocala, FL Circle Square Cultural Center

    Sherrill Milnes and Maria Zouves host the singers of VOICExperience in their annual concert at On Top of the World Ocala.

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  • Autumn VOICES – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO WEATHER

    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    Savannah, GA Private Home

    Festival Artists return to Savannah for an elegant Fall opera benefit.

  • My Life on the Stage

    Monday, October 24, 2016

    Savannah, GA Skidaway Island First Presbyterian

    Opera legend Sherrill Milnes shares stories of his international career, with live singing by Savannah VOICE Festival artists.

  • VOICES for Friends

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Savannah, GA Skidaway Island United Methodist Church

    The Savannah VOICE Festival participates in a benefit concert to raise money for the Savannah Friends of Music.  Donations accepted at the door.

  • VOICES at Savannah Quarters

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Pooler, GA Savannah Quarters Country Club

    Festival Artists perform at Savannah Quarters for an elegant evening of food, wine, and song.

  • Richard Tucker Presentation

    Sunday, November 20, 2016

    Savannah, GA Jewish Educational Alliance

    David N. Tucker, M.D., son of the legendary tenor Richard Tucker, James A. Drake, Ph.D., President Emeritus of Brevard Community College and authorized biographer of Richard Tucker, and baritone Sherrill Milnes narrate a video presentation of the life story of Richard Tucker as a man, a father, and a singer.

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  • VOICES at Cha Bella

    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Savannah, GA Cha Bella

    Savannah VOICE Festival Artists perform for a delicious evening at Cha Bella.

  • A Christmas VOICE Carol

    Friday, December 9, 2016

    Savannah, GA Private Home

    Join the Savannah VOICE Festival for a Dickensian-themed Holiday Dinner Event.

  • Milnes Master Class

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    New York, NY National Opera Center

    Operatic Legend Milnes presents a Master Class
    with the singers of VOICExperience for an evening of great music and engaging conversations. Tickets $25

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  • VOICES Around the World

    Friday, February 10, 2017

    New York, NY The Explorer's Club

    Sherrill Milnes presents VOICExperience singers
    in a concert that shares songs from around the globe in an intimate setting. Tickets $35

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  • Melano Master Class

    Friday, February 10, 2017

    New York, NY The Explorer's Club

    An exciting look at “the Drama of Opera” with legendary Stage Director Fabrizio Melano. Melano is joined by the insightful Laura Melano Flanagan, Psychotherapist, who will work with singers on the the psychological aspects of scenes and arias. Tickets $25

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  • VOICES in Words and Music

    Saturday, February 11, 2017

    New York, NY National Opera Center, Scorca Hall

    This unique scenes presentation takes you from a dramatic reading to its operatic scene equivalent. From Dumas and Beaumarchais, we find Verdi and Mozart. A concert that explores the spoken word of the opera through dramatic scenes and great singing by the Milnes VOICE Program Emerging Artists. Tickets $35

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  • 2017 VOICE Gala

    Sunday, February 12, 2017

    New York, NY The Harmonie Club

    New York City meets the South with an elegant evening at the Harmonie Club influenced by the mystique of Savannah, Georgia. Join Sherrill Milnes and Maria Zouves in a celebration of opera and song to benefit arts education for the VOICExperience Foundation.  Tickets starting at $450

    To request an invitation, call 855.76.OPERA or email PatronServices@SavannahVOICEFestival.org.

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  • Anthology of an Opera Star

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Tarpon Springs, FL Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center

    Enjoy an evening with opera star Sherrill Milnes as he shares a variety of clips from his opera performances, amusing stories about his life and stellar career as well as perspectives on how opera has evolved over the years from his experience. Don’t miss this intimate afternoon with a Florida and the Metropolitan Opera treasure. You’ll laugh at his characteristic wit and certainly be inspired.

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  • American Aria: An Anthology of a Farm Boy Turned Opera Star

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Savannah, GA The Home of Lynne & Charles Davis

    Spend a memorable evening with renowned opera star Sherrill Milnes as he shares moments of his illustrious career through exciting videos and ‘backstage’ stories from his world-wide performances.  Ranging from all Three Tenors to Carol Burnett, Milnes has been on stage with them all! Buffet dinner and a selection of wine and beer will be served along with an entertaining night at the opera!

    Proceeds from this event benefit the Savannah Friends of Music, a longtime partner of the Savannah VOICE Festival.

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  • Arias & Encores

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Savannah, GA Charles H. Morris Center

    In SMF’s third consecutive year of collaborations with the Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF), director Maria Zouves joins renowned baritone Sherrill Milnes in skillfully curating a two-night run of selections from opera, musical theatre and song performed by acclaimed and rising stars of the Milnes VOICE programs. Music Director and pianist Dan Gettinger accompanies singers Carlton Moe, Kristin Schwecke, James Wright and others.

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  • Arias & Encores

    Sunday, March 26, 2017

    Savannah, GA Charles H. Morris Center

    In SMF’s third consecutive year of collaborations with the Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF), director Maria Zouves joins renowned baritone Sherrill Milnes in skillfully curating a two-night run of selections from opera, musical theatre and song performed by acclaimed and rising stars of the Milnes VOICE programs. Music Director and pianist Dan Gettinger accompanies singers Carlton Moe, Kristin Schwecke, James Wright and others.

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  • “Opera Idol” Vocal Competition

    2017/04/27

    Evanston, Illinois Westminster Place, Elliott Chapel

    For the 11th consecutive year, acclaimed operatic Baritone Sherrill Milnes along with his wife, soprano Maria Zouves, will return to the Midwest for the annual “Opera Idol” vocal competition in Chicago, Illinois.

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  • Cabaret Tangerine | Intimate Dinner and Song

    2017/05/01

    Savannah Tangerine Fusion and Sushi Bar

    The VOICE Festival kicks off its Prelude Week with a cabaret night at Tangerine Fusion and Sushi Bar. Enjoy a three-course meal with a glass of wine or beer included in an intimate setting as the 2017 Festival Artists offer Musical Theater favorites and a preview of the 5th anniversary season!

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  • Arias and Entrées

    2017/05/04

    Pooler Savannah Quarters Country Club

    The Savannah VOICE Festival returns to Savannah Quarters to present an evening of song that compliments the international adventure of a four-course meal with elegantly paired wine.

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  • Spring Soirée | A Waterside Supper Concert

    2017/05/06

    Join us for a party and concert by the water at this beautiful estate home, as the VOICE Festival Artists offer musical selections to match the setting. Guests will enjoy a buffet dinner and an open bar, as we celebrate and announce our fifth season!

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  • The Opera VOICE

    Monday, July 24 at 7:30pm

    Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum

    Talented singers perform their favorite aria for the audience and 4 coaches – in a blind audition format. Hear the feedback, see which coach the singer chooses and cast your ballot for your favorite too! It’s the “Opera VOICE”.

    Tickets: $18
    Tarpon Arts Members & Students: $14

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  • Sherrill Milnes Master Class

    Thursday, July 27 at 7:30pm

    Tarpon Springs, FL Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum

    Observe opera luminary Sherrill Milnes sharing his craft with singers. Milnes will listen to each singer’s performance and make suggestions on how to enhance or fine tune their performance for even greater impact. Get a “sneak peek” behind the scenes of great coaching.

    Tickets: $18
    Tarpon Arts Members & Students: $14

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  • An Evening with Sherrill Milnes and the Ghosts of Savannah

    Friday, July 28 at 7:30pm

    Tarpon Springs, FL Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center

    Enjoy video from Alice Ryley, A Savannah Ghost Story and a live preview of selections from Anna Hunter, the second installment of the ghostly operas co- commissioned by the Savannah Voice Festival and VOICExperience Foundation.

    Tickets: $18
    Tarpon Arts Members & Students: $14

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  • Musical Mash-up: Opera & Theatre Favorites in Scene & Song

    Sunday, July 30 at 2:00pm

    Tarpon Springs, FL Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center

    Enjoy the Summer Voice Festival’s grand finale as the singers take you on a musical journey through acting scenes and performing favorite selections from the world’s most famous operas and theater productions.

    Tickets: $20
    Tarpon Arts Members & Students: $16

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  • 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 Jennifer Johnson Cano

    2017/08/08

    Savannah Green Meldrim House

    VOICE Society Member Only Event
    Mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano 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
    Jennifer Johnson Cano is sponsored by Middy Larson

    *PLEASE NOTE: The artist for this event has changed.

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  • Jennifer Johnson Cano Master Class

    2017/08/09

    Savannah Christ Church

    Singers from the Milnes VOICE Programs benefit from Cano’s guidance in this public class, as the famous mezzo-soprano joins the Festival as the 2017 Guest Artist.
    Sponsored by Middy Larson

    *PLEASE NOTE: The artist for this event has changed.

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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
    WANT TO ATTEND AND NOT A VOICE SOCIETY MEMBER? JOIN TODAY. All society memberships are a separate transaction from ticket sales and should be done before purchasing any VS exclusive events.

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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: Funny@Five

    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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  • “The Business of Singing” Q&A at Drake University

    Thursday, September 28 at 2pm

    Ames, Iowa Drake University

    A Q&A and lecture led by Maria Zouves and Sherrill Milnes, discussing the industry, auditioning, and other hot topics of “The Business of Singing.”

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  • Milnes Master Class at Drake University

    Thursday, September 28 at 7:30pm

    Ames, Iowa Drake University

    World-famous baritone Sherrill Milnes offers a free public master class for selected Drake Opera Theater students.

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  • “The Audition Panel”

    Friday, September 29 at 11am

    Ames, Iowa Drake University

    Selected Drake students sing a mock opera audition, and then immediately receive feedback from Sherrill Milnes and Maria Zouves.

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  • Maria Zouves Master Class at Drake University

    Friday, September 29 at 2pm

    Ames, Iowa Drake University

    A Voice Master Class led by soprano Maria Zouves, co-founder of the Sherrill Milnes VOICE Programs, VOICExperience and the Savannah VOICE Festival.

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  • Sherrill Milnes – My Life On Stage

    Friday, September 29 at 7:30pm

    Ames, Iowa Drake University

    A free public lecture by world-famous baritone Sherrill Milnes on his life and experience on opera stages around the world. Reception to follow.

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