Royal Opera Wine Gala is a big hit
How do you raise the roof at the Royal Opera House, whilst raising money for charity? By bringing the worlds finest voices and the worlds finest wines, together.
And thats exactly what Decanter and the Royal Opera House did on Tuesday March 13, by hosting this years Wine Gala Dinner, following the success of their 2008 event.
The evening began with the Royal Opera House chorus giving a recital, which was directed by Renato Balsadonna, and featured internationally-acclaimed soloists Ekaterina Siurina, Christine Rice, Robert Murray and Mathew Rose.
Guests were then treated to a six-course dinner, and with each course, a wine donated by one of the six wine makers attending the evening. And for that extra special touch, the producer of each wine took to the stage to personally introduce their wine.
Next came an exciting 12-lot auction. Where, as well as large format bottles, exclusive tastings and vineyard stays, a private violin recital and the chance to sit in the Royal Opera House orchestral pit during a performance, were also up for grabs. There were several heated bidding wars throughout the auction, with the highest-grossing lot selling for £21,000.
The evening was a roaring success, raising £87,000 in total for the Royal Opera House foundation. Well drink to that!
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Date added:15/03/2012 21:00:06