The Litchfield Hills Food, Wine and Opera Gala !

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Please join us on Saturday evening September 8th, from 6PM to 10 PM, for the Litchfield Hills Food, Wine and Opera Gala !

   The Gala, which will be held on the magnificent grounds of The Country Loft, 557 Main Street South, Woodbury, will feature three of Connecticut's acclaimed celebrity chefs, farm-to-table dining with paired wines, and, after the dinner, a program of operatic highlights performed by four rising NYC opera stars. It is an event not to be missed !

 The Gala will benefit a new non-profit artistic organization, The Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation (CSOF).

  CSOF will support a one-week summer residence for two conservatory-trained operatic vocalists, to be mentored by opera coaches right here in the beautiful and serene Litchfield Hills. CSOF will also engage in educational outreach by performing opera to area grade schools and middles schools. bringing this wonderful art form to the next generation of concert-goers.

Tickets are $ 100. Please call 203-266-4500 for more details and reservations. Or visit us at: www.ctsummeropera.org

See you in September !!

Vincent de Luise September 09, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Thank you to all 180 of you who came to the The Litchfield Hills Food, Wine and Opera Gala - A Musical Feast! last night. It was a stunning success ! We were wined and dined and serenaded by some of Connecticut's best chefs and several operatic soloists from Opera Brooklyn, as well as musical surprises galore ! To the Gala Committee, I cannot thank you enough for your splendid and tireless work, to make every aspect of the Gala achieve the same level of artistic and culinary excellence that we enjoyed last night. To paraphrase Prosepero in Shakespeare's The Tempest " You are such stuff as dreams are made on..." Bravi ! Vincent de Luise MD President Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation
Jaimie Cura September 09, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Vincent, thanks so much for posting! So glad the event went well - it sounds incredible! Did you or anyone you know take photos of the event? We'd love for someone to post them on Patch in our Pics & Clips gallery or even in a blog. http://woodbury-middlebury.patch.com/pics#photo-11276161 - If you're interested in blogging, feel free to send me an e-mail at jaimie.cura@patch.com!
Vincent de Luise September 09, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Thanks so much, Jamie ! Yes, there were several photographers there. The Waterbury Republican photographer took some shots as well as several other photographers. I will post some photos when I get them. Thanks so much for featuring our Gala event on The Patch. What a wonderful resource you have created on here for residents of our lovely communities to engage in conversation and share our ideas, information and events. Kudos! Vincent
Jaimie Cura September 09, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Thanks Vincent - you can certainly post photos on Patch as long as they aren't copyrighted to another media organization or entity. Let me know if you have any questions!


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