Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London Wednesday 2 March 2005
|Tickets for this exclusive evening are priced £375 with all profits donated to the Vilar Young Artists’ Programme.
Book your tickets today! Call the Royal Opera House on +44 (0)20 7212 9349/517
Decanter and the Royal Opera House are delighted to present the inaugural Wine Gala Dinner to be held in the Vilar Floral Hall at London’s Royal Opera House. The aim of the event is to bring together the world’s greatest opera stars and the world’s greatest wines for one unforgettable evening, in order to raise funds for the Vilar Young Artists’ Programme at the Royal Opera House.
This unique evening will consist of a recital and a gourmet dinner, with great wines introduced by their principles and a live auction conducted by Christie’s David Elswood, of unique wine and theatrical lots – see below.
Sir Thomas Allen, Britain’s greatest baritone, has agreed to be Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Simon Keenlyside, the brilliant young baritone, has agreed to sing on the night; also confirmed to sing is Diana Damrau, the glamorous German soprano, who has just received stunning notices in Ariadne auf Naxos. Antonio Pappano, the Royal Opera House’s Music Director, himself a fine wine lover, will also be performing at this unique recital.
The stars of the wine world will also be shining brightly. No Decanter reader will be able to resist this list of legends:
Dom Pérignon 1996
|Introduced by Richard Geoffroy, chef de cave|
Domaine Leflaive, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles 2000
|Introduced by Anne-Claude Leflaive, domaine manager|
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1996 SLV
|Introduced by Warren Winiarski, owner & founding winemaker|
Château Magdelaine 1990
|Edouard Moueix, château manager|
Château Lafite 1978 en magnum
|Introduced by Baron Eric de Rothschild, owner|
Graham’s Vintage Port 1970
|Introduced by Paul Symington, managing director|
Tickets for this exclusive evening are priced £375 with all profits donated to the Vilar Young Artists’ Programme.
|Book your tickets today!
Call the Royal Opera House on
+44 (0)20 7212 9349/517
Decanter reserves the right to change or cancel any element of this event without notice. Royal Opera House ticket sale terms and conditions apply.