Tuesday, January 19, 2010

BRAVO! Club Winter Ball and Auction

Join the young opera lovers of Seattle Opera’s BRAVO! Club high “Above the Smoldering Ashes” at the Space Needle for a party celebrating Il Trovatore and the company’s Young Artists. The club’s annual Winter Ball and Auction is January 21, and as always, all proceeds benefit the Young Artists Program.

"Young Artists often perform at BRAVO! events, and because the members of both organizations are about the same age and at the same point in their careers, these interactions are a great way to engage the BRAVO! constituents," says Aubrey Bergauer, Online/Audience Development Manager. “In order to thank the Young Artists for supporting our club by sharing their talents, we want to support them in return.”

The evening begins with a silent auction—where items range from a Wii console to a private screening at Magnolia Audio Video’s state-of-the-art theater—and also includes a performance by Young Artists Erik Anstine and Vira Slywotzky (who’s currently performing as Inez in Il Trovatore), plus dancing and the opportunity to check out the Observation Deck of the Space Needle for a beautiful 360 degree view of Seattle.

And you don’t have to be a BRAVO! member to attend. Bergauer encourages anyone who’s curious about the club or about opera to check out the party. “A BRAVO! Club event is a perfect way to get an easy, laid-back, non-intimidating introduction to opera,” she says. “Most of our members are just like that—people who don’t know a ton about opera and who want to explore it and add a little culture to their lives.”

Plus, she adds, “free wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres is always a good reason to go to a party.”

Visit BRAVO! online for more details or to RSVP for the party.

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