Note: This is a past article from January 09, 2012
You can find the current Las Vegas Society News article HERE
CELEBRATIONS - OUT WITH 2011 - IN WITH 2012
NEVADA OPERA THEATRE
GUILD presented a
beautiful Holiday Celebration luncheon at MAGGIANO’s LITTLE ITALY in the Fashion Show Mall
on the Las Vegas Strip. The NEVADA OPERA THEATRE is a successful professional
opera company incorporating a fine balance of classic opera, operetta and
musical theatre productions.
The event started with a
hosted reception while guests mingled and viewed an excellent silent auction.
Reception and Silent
Auction host was Len Silberman
As guests socialized,
Holiday Carols were performed by the NEVADA OPERA THEATRE CHORUS, with Pier
Dr. Morton J. Hyson
welcomed all and introduced Karen Scherer, Chairperson of The Nevada Opera Theatre Guild and Eileen Hayes, Founder
and General Director of The Nevada Opera Theatre.
A festive delicious
luncheon was then served with a menu that went on and on as each entrée was
served family style. During lunch, Master of Ceremonies Denny Weddle introduced
Nevada Opera Theatre soloists Dr. Morton J. Hyson, Ben Litvinoff, Ginger Land
and Natasha Ramos who performed accompanied by pianist, Marek Rachelski.
The Nevada Opera
Theatre Chorus also joined in with the singing of holiday carols.
M.C, Denny Weddle
stimulated the audience with some humour as he introduced Barbara and Bruce
Woollen and spoke about the exciting plans for the Gala New Year’s Eve
Celebration that will be held at the Woollen’s 20,000 square foot Estate.
Eileen Hayes thanked and
gave Certificates of Recognition to Barbara and Bruce Woollen and Joan Dimmitt
for all their support to the Nevada Opera Theatre.
Eileen also acknowledged
the many significant supporters and volunteers
who made this event possible.
Denny Weddle then
conducted a live auction and revealed the winners of the raffle.
Each table had a
sponsor and they were: A. Flamingo Glass & Engraving, Linda Cassese, Joan
Dimmitt, Eileen Hayes, Dr. Morton & Nicole Hyson, Nevada State Bank, Beverly &
Mike Mykisen, Paula Perez, Caryn Wheeler, The Nevada Opera Theatre Divas &
Divos, The Nevada Opera Theatre Guild, Denny Weddle & Associates.
Guests enjoying the event:
The Nevada Opera Theatre’s
Guild is a group of hard-working individuals dedicated to promoting and
contributing to the Nevada Opera Theatre. In addition to the Holiday Celebration
Luncheon, the Guild hosts several events that have become a tradition. They are:
The Opera Gala, The
International Friendship Luncheon, Meet the Artists Luncheon, Patron Receptions,
Holiday High Tea.
Upcoming Nevada Opera Events:
MeetThe Artists of “Aida” Reception - 5p.m. Sterling Club
:“Aida” Artemus Ham Concert Hall – 2 p.m. performance pre-
operalecture 1:20 p.m.Post - performance reception
:“Hansel & Gretal” Opera Outreach at At-Risk Elementary Schools
:“The Canadian Tenors” at The Smith
Center- Pre-Concert Dinner at
5p.m.Concert 7:30 p.m.Post Conert Reception
“Die Fledermaus: 3 p.m. at Sun City Anthem Freedom Hall
: Nevada Opera Theatre Guild “International Friendship Luncheon” -
Sterling Club at Turnberry Place
For more Information and Tickets call: (702) 731-3370
AND, BRINGING IN THE
NEW YEAR 2012
NEVADA OPERA THEATRE NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA
Theatre held a gala celebration on New Year’s Eve at Bruce and Barbara Lee
Woollen’s gorgeous 20,000 square foot Estate.Seeing the fireworks from the vast
outdoor patio of the Estate was truly a viewing experience.Elegance and
sophistication was the fashion of the gala.
The engaging host and hostess, Bruce and Barbara Woollen greeted
guests as they entered the Estate,
as did Eileen
Hayes, founder of the Nevada Opera Theatre, and chairperson of the event.
Guests enjoyed a
cocktail reception as they mingled and viewed a silent auction and the beautiful
decorations that adorned the mansion.
stylish tables, bedecked with New Years party favors, was delicious.Piano
selections by classical pianist, Rosita Kanes captivated the guests. The Nevada
Opera Theatre Chorus also vocalized.
lavishly dressed guests entered the beautiful Premiere Theatre and were seated
to enjoy a recital of Act 11 of “Die Fledermaus.” Maestro Pianist, Marek
Rachelski was conductor and pianist for The Nevada Opera Theatre Artists and
Isabella Ivy as Rosalinda, Alissa Van Camp as Prince Orfofsky
and Maureen Seymour as Adele. Others in cast were:
John Wennstrom, Angela Brown, Karen Fallon, Don Frazer, Toni McCann, Evan
Desserts and Champagne were served in anticipation of the New Year Countdown and
viewing of the massive Fireworks from our incredible vantage point.It was quite
A lovely afterglow performance by singer, Eric Castro
on guitar by the fireplace
enjoying the gala:
And so, Guests
were in a wonderful ambiance from 2011 to 2012 and were all happy campers
bringing in a New Year with best wishes for all.