Events: An Evening Under the Tsars

Waltz into winter this Saturday, courtesy of Cincinnati Opera's annual Opera Ball, "An Evening Under the Tsars," a Russian-themed gala inspired by Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin,' scheduled for July 2011. The annual fundraiser is always a lavish extravagan

Waltz into winter this Saturday, courtesy of Cincinnati Opera’s annual Opera Ball, “An Evening Under the Tsars,” a Russian-themed gala inspired by Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, scheduled for July 2011. The annual fundraiser is always a lavish extravaganza and this year, the festivities move to the Netherland Plaza’s iconic Hall of Mirrors, transformed into the royal cold-weather residence known as the Winter Palace. Orchids executive chef Todd Kelly oversees the menu that will undoubtedly include caviar, blini and iced Stoli. Pirouettes and high-energy folk dance take the stage with Cincinnati Ballet and Barynya Ensemble, a critically acclaimed Russian dance and music group.

The after-party kicks in at 10:30 p.m. with DJ Thad on the turntables for dancing until 2 a.m.

Anne Arenstein

Anne Arenstein is a frequent contributor to CityBeat, focusing on the performing arts. She has written for the Enquirer, the Cincinnati Symphony, Santa Fe Opera and Cincinnati Opera, and conducted interviews for WVXU's Around Cincinnati. In 2009, Anne was named an NEA Fellow in Classical Music and Opera Journalism...
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