October's Dinner and a Diva brings back to our Capitol City Opera friends highlights from the Company's 2014 season opener, Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This chilling and suspenseful masterpiece of murderous barbarism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves to taste her mysterious new meat pie recipe.
The dinner includes a sampling of premium hors d’ oeuvres, fresh salad, choice of two gourmet entrees, decadent dessert, hot coffee/tea, and two glasses of fine wine, for only $65 per person (tax included; gratuity separate). The performers from the Capitol City Opera Company sing between each course. The evening begins at 6:15 p.m. with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres reception; dinner and performance start promptly at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Please call 404-634-6268.
Capitol City Opera cast members and the roles they will be singing are: Sweeney Todd - Gus Godbee, Beadle Bamford/Pirelli - Will Green, Mrs. Lovett - Heather Witt, Johanna/Beggar Woman - Abigail Halon, Anthony/Toby - Daniel Weisman, and Judge Turpin - Stephen McCool. They will be accompanied by the Company's music director Catherine Giel.