Opera Theatre of Saint Louis held its annual Holiday Celebration on Sunday, December 11 at Old Warson Country Club. The black-tie event featured an annual tradition of caroling by OTSL’s Artists-in-Residence during the cocktail hour from followed by an elegant dinner and special performance by tenor René Barbera. The OTSL Holiday Celebration chairmen were Daria and Ray Stranghoener.

Proceeds from the annual Holiday Celebration benefit Opera Theatre’s nationally acclaimed professional development programs for emerging artists. These programs include the Gerdine Young Artists, the Richard Gaddes Festival Artists, programs for technical apprentices and administrative interns, and additional OTSL education and community engagement initiatives that reach more than 10,000 students in 21 local school districts.