Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Opera 101a hit!

Last night I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Opera Tampa League and The Producer’s event, “Wine and Opera 101” graciously hosted by Flemings and the tireless work of Stephanie Amberg. Over 100 supporters of both organizations had the opportunity to sample many of Fleming’s signature appetizers, each carefully balanced with delicious French and Italian wines (I enjoyed the Chateau de Cruzeau, Pessac-Lognan France, 2002 paired with the miniature tenderloin bouchee). Standards and arias were also on the menu as guests were serenaded with performances by Rosemary and Stan Collins. Guests enjoyed several selections including, Just One of Those Things by Cole Porter, and Verdrai carino from the upcoming production of Don Giovanni.

Social Chairs of Opera Tampa League, Lea Davis, and The Producer’s, Karen Johnson, provided a wonderful opportunity for supporters of TBPAC productions to get together and share their love of live music and theater.

The Opera Tampa League raises annual funds through sponsorships, special events and individual contributions. Opera Tampa produces Grand Opera, and such lavish and spectacular productions cannot be presented without the support of our ever-growing Opera Tampa League community.

The Producers Volunteer Group is dedicated to supporting the programs and projects of The Center. This dynamic group provides opportunities to volunteer, network, socialize, host special events and work toward the common effort of supporting The Center and building increased awareness of its diverse programs.

Both the Opera Tampa League and The Producers provides financial support to TBPAC and engage in events that include social hours and receptions before selected performances.

For all of you Opera lovers, I have some exciting news straight from the Metropolitan Opera - so watch this space in the next few days!

-Kari G.

1 comment:

db said...

Splendid. That's about all I can muster, that and jealousy!!

Just surfed in, don't mind me.