Music In The Air

Opera in the Heights hits all the right notes with magical musical evening for supporters

Opera in the Heights hits the right notes at magical musical evening

Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo_Elizabeth Yarotsky, Carli Baker, Natalie Murdock, Lauren Bryan
Elizabeth Yarotsky, Carli Baker, Natalie Murdock, Lauren Bryan. Photo by Deji Osinulu Photography
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo_Tony Tripodo, Susanne Gealy, Boron Buturovic, Marianne Terrel
Tony Tripodo, Susanne Gealy, Boron Buturovic, Marianne Terrell. Photo by Deji Osinulu Photography
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo_James Chamber
James Chamberlain. Photo by Deji Osinulu Photography
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo_Anna Temple, Becky Buturovic, Brittany Koger_
Anna Temple, Becky Buturovic, Brittany Koger. Photo by Deji Osinulu Photography
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo, OITH_Bravissimo_Cocktail_Dan Mathena, Mariam Khalili, Marianne Terrell ,Jesse Soto
Dan Mathena, Mariam Khalili, Marianne Terrell, Jesse Soto. Photo by Deji Osinulu Photography
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo_Dr.Emily Walding, Kari Schultz
Dr. Emily Walding, Kari Schultz. Photo by Deji Osinulu Photography
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo_Cocktail_Eiki Isomura, Keith Chapman
Eiki Isomura, Keith Chapman. Photo by Deji Osinulu Photography
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo_OITH_Bravissimo_Cocktail_Corey Powell, Bo Eagles, James Chamberlain
Corey Powell, Bo Eagles, James Chamberlain. Photo by Deji Osinulu Photography
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo,Tony, Heather Tripodo, Fred and Josie Nevill
Tony Tripodo, Heather Tripodo, Fred Nevill, Josie Nevill. Photo by Deji Osinulu Photography
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo_Elizabeth Yarotsky, Carli Baker, Natalie Murdock, Lauren Bryan
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo_Tony Tripodo, Susanne Gealy, Boron Buturovic, Marianne Terrel
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo_James Chamber
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo_Anna Temple, Becky Buturovic, Brittany Koger_
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo, OITH_Bravissimo_Cocktail_Dan Mathena, Mariam Khalili, Marianne Terrell ,Jesse Soto
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo_Dr.Emily Walding, Kari Schultz
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo_Cocktail_Eiki Isomura, Keith Chapman
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo_OITH_Bravissimo_Cocktail_Corey Powell, Bo Eagles, James Chamberlain
Opera in the Heights, Jan. 2016, Bravissimo,Tony, Heather Tripodo, Fred and Josie Nevill

You don't typically find a coterie of young professionals heavily populating a gala committee. But when Opera in the Heights  (Oh!) development director Becky Buturovic went about to fill the committee for the Bravissimo gala in the spring, she cast her net across the sea of the organization's younger supporters.

The committee was introduced at a music-filled reception at Boulevard Realty, which happens to be located only a block down Heights Boulevard from Lambert Hall, where Oh! performs. Oh! board member Marianne Terrell and Kenny Terrell hosted the soirée. 

The gathering also served to announce that Josie and Fred Nevill are gala honorees, set to take the spotlight at La Colombe d'Or on May 20. That announcement was made by  Tony Tripodo, who chairs the gala with his wife, Heather Tripodo.

Tenor James Chamberlain (Canio in Oh!’s I Pagliacci) hit all the right notes as he provided operatic entertainment for the crowd, singing from three operas: Carmen, Tosca and Turandot. Pianist Catherine Schaeffer provided the musical accompaniment.

Gala steering committee members include Carli Baker, Molly Blanchard, Lauren Bryan, Leah Hanson, Alexis Hester, Brittany Koger, Natalie Murdock, Kari Schultz, Dr. Emily Walding, and Elizabeth Yarotsky. 

Oh! executive director Mariam Khalili and principal conductor Eiki Isomura joined the group.

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