2020-2021 SEASON

We’ve currently planned our return to the stage for Feb. 20-21, 2021 and April 17-18, 2021. These concerts are scheduled to take place at our regular concert venues: the historical and elegant El Campanil Theatre and the contemporary and inspiring Lesher Center for the Arts. Of course, safety is our top priority, so please stay tuned for any adjustments that we may need to make to protect our musicians and audience. Read more

Event Information

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    Italian Nights

    Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 2:00pm
    El Campanil Theatre 602 W 2nd St Antioch, California
    Buy Tickets Online or by phone (925) 757-9500

    Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 2:00pm
    Lesher Center for the Arts 1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek, California
    Buy Tickets Online, or by phone (925) 943-7469 (SHOW)


    Alex Frankel Headshot

    Soloist: Alex Frankel, Tenor

    La forza del destino (Overture) – Giuseppe Verdi

    Nabucco (Overture) – Giuseppe Verdi

    Il barbiere di Siviglia (Overture) – Gioachino Rossini

    Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana – Pietro Mascagni

    mamma quel vino è generoso (Cavalleria rusticana) – Pietro Mascagni

    Lamento di Ferderico (L’arlesiana) – Francesco Cilea

    Ella mi fu rapita (Rigoletto) – Giuseppe Verdi

    Possente Amor (Rigoletto) – Giuseppe Verdi

    La donna è mobile (Rigoletto) – Giuseppe Verdi

    Based in New York City but raised in Walnut Creek, operatic tenor Alex Frankel returns home to the Bay Area to join the CCCO for performances celebrating some of the world’s most beloved Italian music. From Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Verdi’s Rigoletto, to Rossini’s Barber of Seville, this is a program of Italian songs that you do not want to miss.

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