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Hitting the high notes at Hotel ZaZa with Houston Grand Opera's young professional contingent

Hitting the high notes at Hotel ZaZa with Houston Grand Opera's young professional contingent

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Audrey Cochran , Natasha Oliver , Anna Hyde Photo by Anthony Rathbun
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Brandon Cochran , Audrey Cochran Photo by Anthony Rathbun
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Chris Brown , Divya Brown Photo by Anthony Rathbun
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Hasti Taghi , Stacy Andell Photo by Anthony Rathbun
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Heather Pray , Ryan Butcher , Jill VanZelfden Photo by Anthony Rathbun
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Jared LeBlanc , Caroline LeBlanc Photo by Anthony Rathbun
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Jennifer Howard , Brent Howard Photo by Anthony Rathbun
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Kendall Hanno , Meghan Moore , Lauren Tunstall Photo by Anthony Rathbun
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Lauren Gearey , Kyle Gearey , Melissa Fitzgerald Photo by Anthony Rathbun
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Sarah Bray , Josh Espinedo , Rebecca McElroy , Nathan Reedy Photo by Anthony Rathbun
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Rossini's The Barber of Seville was inspiration enough for a lively group of youngish Houston Grand Opera supporters to rally in Monarch at Hotel ZaZa. It was a salute to the upcoming season (the curtain goes up on Friday) by HGO's Opening Night (O.N.) for Young Professionals.

The Spanish-themed fundraiser, coined "Soirée Sevilla," featured Spanish inspired bites by Monarch, signature drinks courtesy of Pisco Portón and DJ spins from LG Entertainment.

Whipping up enthusiasm for the seasoner opener were Heather Pray, Audrey and Brandon Cochran, Kristy Bradshaw, Sarah Bray, Stacy and John Andell, Divya and Chris Brown, Joshua Espinedo, Melissa Fitzgerald, Katie Flaherty, Lauren and Kyle Geary and Ryan Butcher.