What: Opera in the Heights' "Bravissimo! The Grand Gala."
Where: The Petroleum Club.
The 411: As the curtain dropped on the company's 18th successful season, more than 280 supporters dressed up and stepped out for the celebratory/fundraising evening. Surprise entertainment for the dinner crowd featured young opera talents Alicia Gianni and Chris Newcomer, accompanied by Joseph Li on piano, in a presentation of Broadway tunes. This lively musical soirée was chaired by young professionals Kelly and Dan Mathena.
Executive director Stephanie Helms and artistic director Enrique Carreón-Robledo led the program that honored board member Dr. Petros Carvounis.
Who: Board president David Douglas and wife Lamar, Pam Boring, Heather and Tony Tripodo, Shelia Rice and Bill Maynard, Ernest and Barbara Henley, Shirley and Don Rose, Marcia and Michael Feldman, Pat and Mike Journeay and Corey Powell.