There are a couple of gala events coming up for two groups I'm a member of (although sadly I won't be able to attend either one.) But you should! They will both be a rip-snortin' good time!
First up is the Boston Opera Collaborative's Second Annual Gala on the evening of April 17. All the best up-and-coming young opera singers in Boston will be there, many of them on stage! The schedule is:
Cocktails, Arias, and Dinner: 6:00 PM
Dessert and Rossini's La Cambiale di Matrimonio: 8:00 PM
The night will feature a performance of "The Marriage Contract," a goofy one-act opera by Rossini about a wealthy British businessman who tries to bind his daughter to the highest bidder. Come see what happens when he ignores the fine print and his accountants take a stand for true love!
Also, there are three ticket price levels, which is a relief for those of you (the majority, I'm guessing) who can't afford a $250 ticket. They are:
$250: Gala Sponsor
$100: Full Evening, including dinner and drinks (6:00 pm)
$20: Dessert (gelato!) and La Cambiale di Matrimonio (8:00 pm)
You can order tickets online here.
And Cappella Clausura, my early music professional women's chorus, is hosting a fundraising gala called "Kick the Habit!" It will be on Sunday, April 26th, 5:30pm-7:30pm at the home of Helena and Juergen Froehlich, 19 Prescott Street in Newtonville. There will be sparkling libations, light supper, and early music. There will also be some not so early music from classic carabet repertoire! The fundraiser will feature special guest Boston acclaimed soprano Nancy Armstrong. Tickets are $65 per person (or more if you want special sponsorship goodies.) You can read more about it and order seats online here.
Go support my groups so they can stay afloat and I can keep performing with them!