Opera Theatre of Saint Louis supporters gathered at the St. Louis Club in Clayton for the arts organization’s annual Holiday Celebration on Dec. 12. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and festive cheer greeted guests, then they enjoyed carols and songs by two Opera Theatre artists, dinner and more music. The fundraiser exceeded its $65,000 goal and set the stage for the 2022 festival season, which will feature “Carmen,” “The Magic Flute,” “Awakenings,” a concert celebrating Black Music Month and other shows.
“I am extremely honored for this opportunity to support Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as we raise funds for the Young Artists Program,” says Michael McMillan, Holiday Celebration committee chairman and CEO and president of The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc. “I'm especially thankful to Noémi Neidorff for allowing the Urban League to be a partner in amplifying the importance of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the critical role of the Young Artists Program in shaping these amazingly talented artists. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis truly is a shining jewel in St. Louis' crown."
Event organizers asked guests to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend the gala.