What: Houston Grand Opera's Young Patron's Circle season launch.
Where: The home of Valerie and Tracy Dieterich.
The 411: For the launch of HGO's 60th season, the young professional patrons group celebrated over wine and hors d'oeuvres while HGO assistant concert master Jonathan Godfrey provided a few enchanting musical notes. Adding to the spirit of the opera-focused evening were HGO Studio alumnus Liam Bonner, Ishwaria Subbiah, Mario Gudmundsson and Darrin Davis.
Among the benefits of membership in the age 40 and under group are two tickets to all open dress rehearsals, complimentary valet parking, access to the Masterson Green Room, operatic conversations and several socials such as the kick-off evening. Membership is $2,000 annually.
Who: Betsy and Joe Carvelli, Alfredo Vilas, Giuseppe Liberati, Kimberly and Gerard Trevino, Brian McCulloch, Jeremy Garcia, Carrie and Sverre Brandsberg-Dahl, Kelser McMiller, Tiffany Sanders and Maryam Afshari.