Photos: LA Opera Opening Night

40 Photos of A Glamorous Russian-Style White Night LA Opera Opening Night


Here are 40 photos from the super-glamorous  Russian-style White Night to celebrate the LA Opera Opening Sept. 17, which preceded “Eugene Onegin” and ended in an upbeat after-party, headed up by the LA Opera‘s Aria support group for young professionals.

Placido Domingo and Emmy Rossum teamed up to make the night special for an estimated 500 gala-goers.

They included production underwriters Milena and Milan Panic and Nancy and Barry Sanders; gala patrons Eva and Marc Stern, Harold and Geraldine Alden, Yuki and Alex Bouzari, Leslie and John Dornan, Lenore and Bernard Greenberg, Harold and Penny Ray, Milena and Milan Panic, Jane and Michael Eisner, Nancy and Barry Sanders, Carol and Warner Henry, Cat Jagger Pollon, Harriet Rose Bathurst Norman, Em Green and Christopher Walker; plus Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres, the opera’s cast members and lots more guests.



For details of the LA Opera Opening Night celebration, click here.








Top photo: Dalibor Jenis, who sang the role of “Eugene Onegin” and Katerina Goode on the dance floor

Second photo: Placido Domingo and Emmy Rossum (photo: Kristian Dowling/LA Opera)

Third photo:  from left, Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres with opera production underwriters Milena and Milan Panic (photo: Steve Cohn/LA Opera)

Bottom photo: figure-skating champion Michelle Kwan, center with production underwriters Barry and Nancy Sanders (photo: Steve Cohn/LA Opera)




Placido Domingo and Emmy Rossum Open the LA Opera Season in Style

Los Angeles Philharmonic Gala: Rhapsody in Blue

Los Angeles Ballet Gala: A Glorious Giselle and a Dream Dinner

Hammer Museum Gala: Bruno Mars, Stars, Artists & Collectors




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Photos: LA Opera Opening Night

Published October 2, 2011 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA