What: First Night & First Sight of The Dallas Opera‘s 60th season
PC Moment: It was an effervescent weekend of friends, fashionistas, and all-around lovers of art celebrating the beginning of The Dallas Opera’s 60th season. The two-day fête began Thursday, with a luncheon and fashion show presented by Versace at NorthPark Center. Moved by the fabulous presentation, several patrons stopped by the Versace pop-up shop to pick out a new handbag. A surprise performance by one of the Moby-Dick cast members, Andrew Bidlack, and pianist Christopher Devlin was a charming addition to the operatic ambiance.
Friday’s “First Night” presented a dinner prepared by Wolfgang Puck, featuring a display of six intricate opera costumes from seasons past. After a stunning performance of Eugene Onegin, guests were led into a tent decorated to evoke 1957 glamour. Guests in tuxedos and designer gowns mixed and mingled with the cast of Eugene Onegin, enjoying late-night tastes of patty melts and French toast with bacon.
Who: Chairs Ellen and Don Winspear; honorary chairs Joyce and Harvey Mitchell; First Night dinner chairs Matrice and Ron Kirk, and Holly and Tom Mayer; luncheon chairs Tiffany Divis, Kara Goss, and Rhonda Marcus; D’Andra Simmons, Marnie Wildenthal, Kaki Hopkins, Myrna and Robert Schlegel, Lisa Cooley, Cindy and Charlie Feld, Laura Leppert, Lynn and Allan McBee, Katherine and Michael Phillips, Dianne and Mark LaRoe, Lynn and Presley Mock, Liz and Richard Naftalis, Emmanuel Villaume, Betty and Steve Suellentrop, Linda and Mitch Hart, Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger, and Katheryn and Craig Hall