Sunday, February 10, 2013

Gala 2013 as Photographed by Rebecca Fay: The Performance

Once again, all photographs "Courtesy of Rebecca Fay".

The Performances

Finding the perfect seat upstairs before the performance begins.
MONC ER Chair Lara Marcon welcoming the crowd

Moments before the performance...listening to Eric Owens introducing each aria.  Unfortunately Felicia Moore could not join us for the evening due to illness.
Region Finals Winner Karen Vuong singing "Quando m'en Vo" from Puccini's La Bohème 



Takaoki Onishi singing "Ah! per sempre" from Bellini's I Puritani












Water Break
Eric Owens introducing the arias 
The crowd laughing out loud when listening to Eric's explanation of "Tanzlied" from Die Tote Stadt by Korngold










Dan Franklin Smith doing a marvelous job accompanying the singers.
The surprise of the night: Eric Owens performing "Some Enchanted Evening" from Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific






Curtain Call.  
A Standing Ovation


The stars of the evening: Takaoki Onishi, Karen Vuong, Eric Owens and Dan Franklin Smith
John Re and Charles Palmer
Moving downstairs for dessert and prosecco.
Auditions Director Stefanie Van Steelandt and Daniel Ferris

The Dessert



Neuhaus Chocolates


The Kosciuszko Foundation.  See you next year!