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Local glitterati dazzle at Serenata, Austin Opera Guild's exclusive black tie auction

Local glitterati dazzle at Austin Opera Guild's black tie auction

Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Hudson Ingram Richard Buckley Paula Damore
Hudson Ingram, Paula Damore, Richard Buckley. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Kate Spector Joe Spector Daniel Watson Oksana Watson
Kate Specter, Joe Specter, Daniel Watson, Oksana Watson. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Joe Brown Kathryn Grumley
Joe Brown, Kathryn Grumley. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction William Jackson Andrew Heller
William Jackson, Andrew Heller. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Auction Items
Before dinner, opera supporters participated in a silent auction, bidding on items including Texas Rangers tickets, a champagne mink coat, a guitar signed by musician Jerry Jeff Walker, and more. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Paul Bancroft Clara Bancroft
Paul Bancroft, Clara Bancroft. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Erica Nelsen John Nelsen
Erica Nelsen, Joe Nelsen. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Peter Gatti Barbara Lightheart
Peter Gatti, Barbara Lightheart. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Mark Wangler Betty Wangler Gretchen Woellner
Mark Wangler, Betty Wangler, Gretchen Woellner. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Trina Thompson Judy Stuckman
Trina Thompson, Judy Stuckman. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Silent Auction
Guests look over the silent auction items before dinner. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Adrienne Kolly Colleen Halbrook
Adrienne Kolly, Colleen Halbrook. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Alice Parish Eve Michaels
Alice Parish, Eve Michaels. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Dinner Tables
Opera supporters enjoyed 'Serenata,' a gourment dinner and auction on Saturday night at The Four Seasons. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Gourmet Dinner
Guests enjoyed a gourmet four-course dinner. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Steve Hoelscher Paula Kothmann
Steve Hoelscher, Paula Kothmann. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Jean LeFebvre Cathy Collins
Jean LeFebvre, Cathy Collins. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Hudson Ingram Richard Buckley Paula Damore
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Kate Spector Joe Spector Daniel Watson Oksana Watson
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Joe Brown Kathryn Grumley
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction William Jackson Andrew Heller
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Auction Items
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Paul Bancroft Clara Bancroft
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Erica Nelsen John Nelsen
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Peter Gatti Barbara Lightheart
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Mark Wangler Betty Wangler Gretchen Woellner
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Trina Thompson Judy Stuckman
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Silent Auction
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Adrienne Kolly Colleen Halbrook
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Alice Parish Eve Michaels
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Dinner Tables
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Gourmet Dinner
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Steve Hoelscher Paula Kothmann
Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction Jean LeFebvre Cathy Collins

What: Austin Opera Guild's Serenata

Where: Four Seasons Austin

The lowdown: Local luminaries gathered at the Four Seasons Austin on February 21 for an exclusive black tie fundraiser and silent auction benefiting Austin Opera. Serenata, the Italian word for serenade, offered no shortage of musical interludes. Guests were treated to the performance of a lifetime by Ginger Costa-Jackson, an internationally renowned mezzo-soprano. Later in the evening, Austin's own Reunion took the stage to get attendees grooving on the dance floor.

The evening's four-course meal was created by TRIO Executive Chef Elmar Prambs, and was complemented by wines courtesy of Twin Liquors. Before dinner, opera supporters participated in a silent auction with items including Texas Rangers tickets, a champagne mink coat, a guitar signed by musician Jerry Jeff Walker and a private in-home concert from acclaimed pianist Anton Nel.

Who: Mark Wangler, Betty Wangler, Gretchen Woellner, William Jackson, Andrew Heller, Adrienne Kolly, Colleen Halbrook, Peter Gatti, Barbara Lightheart, Erica Nelsen, Joe Nelsen, Kate Specter, Joe Specter, Daniel Watson, Oksana Watson, Hudson Ingram, Paula Damore and Richard Buckley.