The opening night of the opera season at the Metropolitan Opera House always means art and fashion coming together to create an extraordinary event. This year, the season was opened by “Eugene Onegin ” by Tchaikovsky, starring the Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, the Russian tenor Piotr Beczala and the superstar Anna Netrebko in the role of Tatiana . After the successful performance, the artists and many famous guests took part into a gala dinner served in a hall transformed into a Russian winter wonderland: white curtains on the walls, silver chairs and birch trees, a profusion of white cyclamens on each table.
The guests included New York socialites, famous artists and designers, fashion journalists, top models, actresses and opera singers; they all sported carefully picked outfits. One of the most admired attendees was Sondra Radvanovsky, particularly famous for her performances in Verdi operas and soon-to-be protagonist of Bellini’s “Norma”. Her outfit included a long evening dress with batwing sleeves and plunging neckline, a three-strand necklace of dark red semi-precious stones and earrings by Tamsen Z Jewelry. Another opera guest was the mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, who became an opera star right at the Met last year. Mrs. Leonard wore a dress with fitted bodice, sweetheart neckline and full skir by Theia Couture. The simple shape of her dress was emphasized by the material – gold-hued lace with a floral pattern. Her outfit was completed by a diamond and pearl necklace and pendant earrings by Cartier.
The brightest star of the evening was, of course, superdiva Anna Netrebko, who wore a long dress by Carmen Marc Valvo: made of floral-pattern lace and embellished with metallic threads, it has a mermaid-line and a deep v neckline. The look of the protagonist of “Onegin” was completed by long Tahiti pearl earrings by Chopard and a dark red lapin clutch by Prada.