Women in exquisite formal gowns and glittering jewels accompanied by gentlemen in tuxedos were the center of attraction for photographers as the flash of their cameras lit up the night.
It was the opening night, Sept. 17, at the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the Los Angeles Opera’s 25th season and the eagerly anticipated performance of Tchaikovsky’s dramatic “Eugene Onegin.” This is only the second time that L.A. Opera has presented a Tchaikovsky opera—the first being “Queen of Spades,” in 2001.
As is the way each year, the opening of the opera heralds the beginning of social events in the greater Los Angeles area, including our Foothills area.
The event carried a theme that centered around Russia’s famed white nights. When guests arrived they walked a white carpet instead of the standard red. The brilliant jewel tones of many of the gowns and colorful bow ties and cummerbunds certainly stood out on this subdued walkway.