On Feb. 15, Winter Opera St. Louis hosted Royal Tea at the Ritz-Carlton. The event showcased male opera vocalists Pedro Barbosa and Peter Kendall Clark along with piano accompaniment by Sandra Geary. Winter Opera St. Louis is a nonprofit organization that provides world-class operatic performances during the winter months. The event consisted of a variety of teas served along with other refreshments, tea sandwiches and desserts while the artists performed opera throughout the event. Twelve various numbers were performed by the two male vocalists. This year's Royal Tea committee was recognized at the event: Natalia Bogdanova, Nancy Koplar, Nancy Pillsbury, Mary Pillsbury Wainwright and Mary Rose Schuster.
"Winter Opera is a huge asset to the St. Louis arts community," Bogdanova says, "because this organization works so diligently to make opera accessible and inclusive for all people, while providing some of the highest-quality productions you will find in this region."