The Winter Opera St. Louis recently held its first-ever Big Band Dinner Dance at the Saint Louis Club in Clayton. The event commenced with opera entertainment during dinner by Karen Kanakis, followed by the Winter Opera barbershop quartet. The evening continued with a performance by Gina Galati, followed by a big band performance by Caduceus - the Doctor's Band, then a collaboration with a Winter Opera 1940's harmony trio, and dancing for the patrons of the event throughout. The band was sponsored by Drs. Tony and Kim Bernie. The event was a benefit for the Winter Opera St. Louis, a nonprofit professional opera company.