Winter Opera celebrated the opening of its ninth season with its annual Fall Gala at Dominic’s Trattoria in Clayton. The intimate gala featured a reception, four-course Italian Dinner, silent and live auction and live entertainment. Between courses guests enjoyed a preview of the upcoming season with operatic performances from internationally-acclaimed tenor Jorge Pita Careras and Winter Opera’s General Director and soprano Gina Galati. Robert Valentine accompanied them on the piano. Guests at the fall gala included Nancy and Carl Phillsbury Shirley, Mary and Don Phillsbury Wainwright, Giovanni (Dominic) and Jackie Galati.