What an honor to be invited back to The Dallas Opera Patron Party this year! I loved last year’s event and was so excited to attend that I rushed back from Fredericksburg today to get all dolled up for the annual soirée. The Patron Party is hosted as a thank you to donors prior to the annual First Sight / First Night events that kick off each season. My readers know what an avid supporter of the arts I am and I love getting the opportunity to share my love of theatre, opera, classical music, and more with you.
The Patron Party’s dress code is cocktail attire. This year I chose a one-shoulder mermaid style blueish green dress with roses. Très appropriate for The Rose Table, no? I pulled part of my curls back in a sparkly clip, threw on a comfy pair of black heels and was off!
My lovely date for the evening was my friend Kenya, who always looks pretty much perfect. If you don’t follow her on Instagram, you need to. She is my fashion inspiration! Who thinks to pair blue earrings with a red dress? Fashion-forward Kenya, that’s who.
Part of the fun of the Patron Party is that each year a different patron of The Dallas Opera hosts the event at their personal home. It’s such a treat for a house lover like me to walk around such a beautifully decorated abode.
You can always count on The Dallas Opera to have fantastic catering. This year the Patron Party had cheese boards all around plus passed appetizers, which included spinach tarts, filet crostini with horseradish cream, ahi tuna with soy sauce on chips, duck confit pastries served on spoons, and a trio of soft cookies, lemon bars, and walnut brownies.
A fun addition to the Patron Party this year was the vodka tasting with Western Son Vodka, a Texas-made product. Kenya and I chose watermelon and blueberry cocktails, respectively, and were quite impressed with the fruity drinks.
Opera singer Diana Newman performed, accompanied by Christopher Devlin. Diana was a vision in red! You can see her in The Magic Flute, which kicks off the 2019-2020 season. Other shows include The Golden Cockerel, Don Carlo, Pulcinella/La voix humaine, and The Barber of Seville. I’m told the musical story telling this season is exquisite. Here’s to that! For more information, visit dallasopera.org.
Thank you The Dallas Opera for hosting me at this event!