Although history proves she probably never actually said it, Marie Antoinette’s alleged “cake” reference has given Opera Kelowna’s creative team some great ideas! On Friday, May 29th, Opera Kelowna celebrated its Third Annual Fashion Fundraiser with title sponsor Harmony Acura and production co-sponsor artist Debra Martin in support of our International Summer Opera Program. The University of British Columbia also partnered with Opera Kelowna in presenting the two-week Opera Summer Series culminating in performance of The Marriage of Figaro, August 14th and 15th. This Mozartian Opera is a riotous comedy with a revolutionary subtext. The Marriage of Figaro follows the Almaviva household through a single tumultuous day as Count Almaviva, his wife and his valet Figaro spin a tangled web of love affairs, plots, and counterplots. The opera is based on the Beaumarchais play that caused an uproar in 18th century France for its subversive portrayal of uppity servants outwitting their aristocratic betters. Proceeds of the fashion fundraiser went this production of The Marriage of Figaro, Opera Kelowna’s first full main-stage opera.
“LET THEM EAT CAKE!” – PHOTOSHOOT CREDITS | CREATIVE DIRECTION & STYLING: Wolfette Styling; PHOTOGRAPHY: White Willow Photography; PHOTO & LIGHTING ASSIST: Deon Nel; MAKEUP: Missy MacKintosh; HAIR: Melissa Boardman; MODELS: Jocelyn and Kiki of DEJAVU Model Management and Amrita Dhaliwal; VIDEO: The Film Factory; FLORAL DESIGNER: Blue Sage Farm; CLOTHING & ACCESSORY CONTRIBUTOR: Georgie Girl Vintage; GOWN CONTRIBUTOR: Bliss Bridal; MACAROONS: Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate; and, CULINARY CONSULTANT: Julianne Smith.