Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy for the Opera

The fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who brought a flagging brand called Chanel back to life in the early 1980s and turned it into one of the most powerful luxury brands in the world, has died on February 19. Famous for his dark sunglasses, snowy ponytail, and black suits, Lagerfeld was prolific, seemingly indefatigable. At the end of…

Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala 2015

The Metropolitan Opera hosted its opening night gala on September 21. This year’s performance of Verdi’s Otello with Aleksandrs Antonenko as Otello and Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona was preceded by a cocktail party and followed with a cast dinner in Damrosch Park, which had been designed to resemble the glass house sets seen in the production….

Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala 2014

The 2014-2015 season of the Metropolitan Opera House started on September 22nd with a new production of “Marriage of Figaro”, directed by James Levine. As usual, the attendees included many celebrities – actors, tv hosts, businessmen and fashion designers such as Vera Wang, Domenico Dolce,  Zac Posen and Austin Scarlett. In attendance the three Met…