DRAMATIC OVERTURES

Dallas Opera’s Heights of Passion Season Sizzles

By Rob Giardinelli

THE SCENE: The Winspear Opera House in Dallas was the setting for two days of dramatic fashion, music and performance as the Dallas Opera highlighted the very best of it’s current Heights of Passion season.

The two-day “tour-de-gala” started off with a First Sight Fashion Show and luncheon featuring the dramatically inspired and stunning fashion show. The “festivities finale” was a decadent five star dinner and performance of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, culminating with a over-top after party where Dallas cultural elite danced the night away in Klyde Warren Park.

THE VIBE: Over the course of the events, a sense of inspiration oozed from sophisticated and well-heeled crowd as they were treated to a spectacular talent, beauty and culinary delectability that created an abundance for the five senses. Inspiration appeared at every turn, whether it was first the sense of smell and taste from the delicious five-star luncheon and dinner created by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, the sense of sight by the stunning fashions of world-renowned designers that included Roberto Cavalli and Michael Faircloth. Then there was the sense of sound as the world-class Dallas Opera performed The Marriage of Figaro, and the sense of sound meets the sense of touch as guests danced together at the after-party to DJ Lucy Wrubel’s tunes.

THE CAUSE: The two day op-tacular, co-chaired by Lynn McBee and Nicholas Even, raised funds for the Dallas Opera, a world-class performing arts organizations committed to extensive community outreach and education of the arts to the Dallas community.

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