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Society / The Seen

An Opera Party to Remember

Wolfgang Puck, Stunning Costumes and 1950s Glamour

BY Rosie Roberson // 12.21.16
photography Susan Almond

What: First Night & First Sight of The Dallas Opera‘s 60th season

Where: The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House

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 WildenthalKaki HopkinsMyrna and Robert Schlegel, Lisa Cooley, Cindy and Charlie Feld, Laura LeppertLynn 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

Holiday Gifting

  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Elaine Turner - GiGi Flats
  • Wayne Smith
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Cotton Club
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Wayne Smith
  • Asher Gallery
  • Cotton Club
  • Elaine Turner - Felicia Stole in Magenta
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Bond No 9 - Candle

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