Midwinter Opera Gala

Susan Harreld and Diane Brown

Susan Harreld and

Location: Andrew Mellon Auditorium

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GLORIOUS GREECE: Actors dressed as ancient Greek philosophers, warriors, and Olympians greeted guests at the “Thessaloniki: Jewel of the Ages”-themed gala before a night of live and silent auctions, dancing, and a plentiful feast of olives, feta, dolmadakia and lamb washed down with ouzo and Greek wines (of the non-resinated variety). No bouzouki players or Zorba dancers were featured although popular Greek dance music was heard throughout the night. A SPARTAN AFFAIR: Veggie cornucopias (later donated to the D.C. Central Kitchen) replaced floral arrangements; ticket prices were halved to $500. WHO WAS THERE: Moroccan Amb. and his wife, , , Phillip and , , Carter and , Edward and , and auctioneer .

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One Response to “Midwinter Opera Gala”

  1. I would love to contribute a package to the auction!

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