Opera Ball The 2012 Atlanta Opera Ball: A Night in Seville, a fundraiser supporting and sustaining the exceptional artistic quality of The Atlanta Opera, was held at the The St. Regis Atlanta. Chaired by Heather Flint, the ball featured a sumptuous dinner by newly appointed Chef Joe Trevino, a luxury silent and live auction, Flamenco dancing, Spanish guitar, a brief operatic serenade, and dancing the night away to The Platinum Band. The evening honored Jane S. Willson of Albany, Ga., one of The Atlanta Operaâ€™s most generous donors. Special guests included Merry and Chris Carlos, Chris Casey and Doug Weiss, Joanne Chesler Gross and Dr. Alex Gross, Marian Goldberg, and the Honorable Vice Consul of Spain Ignacio Taboada. Pam Smart, and Merry and Chris Carlos.
photos by jim fitts
above: Brant and Jessica Standridge, and David and Debbie Kurzweil. above right: Joel and kane Katz, Dinner Co-chair Dr. William E. Torres and Jack Sawyer. left: Tami and Steve Gross. Steve was a wine host at this incredible event and contributed several bottles of rare and very valuable wine from his personal wine cellar.
Atlanta Opera Ball Chair Heather Flint with husband Eli.
Best Cellars Dinner
The Best Cellars Dinner, benefiting the Winship Cancer Institute and the T.J. Martell Foundation for research to cure leukemia, cancer and AIDS, attracted more than 400 prominent Atlantans, who joined in saluting Honorary Chair Joel Katz of presenting sponsor Greenberg Traurig for his unflagging support of the foundation. The event, held at the InterContinental Hotel, was chaired by Emory Universityâ€™s Dr. William Torres; benefactor Don Perry, also of Greenberg Traurig; and community advocate MarieLouise Kirchner. Southern Seasons Magazine
First cover of Southern Seasons Magazine Holiday/Winter 2012-13 issue on newsstands December 2012.