Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Photos from The Museum of Flight

On Saturday night, more than 200 guests joined Seattle Opera at The Museum of Flight to celebrate the upcoming world premiere of Amelia in style. Here are a couple of photos from the exciting event—enjoy!

Members of the Vovinam Lion Dance Team performed traditional Vietnamese dance.

Attendees included (from the front right): Seattle Opera President Steve Phelps and his wife Anne; Laurel Nesholm (wife of board Chairman John Nesholm); Speight Jenkins III (in the red vest); and Moya Vazquez, trustee and chair of the development committee, among many others.

Guest dined amidst the historic aircraft at The Museum of Flight.

Jennifer Zetlan, who sings The Flier in Amelia, performed her character's aria for the crowd accompanied by David McDade on the piano. To her left, librettist Gardner McFall, General Director Speight Jenkins, and composer Daron Aric Hagen look on.

David McFerrin—who sings the role of Amelia’s husband, Paul, at the matinees—performed the "Letter Aria."

Photos © Alan Alabastro.