Opening night of Nixon in China brought out some very special guests!
We had 2 Mayors, (one current, one past) 2 Ambassadors, 1 Senator and 1 Consul General in da house! Nixon in China was the place to be on Saturday!
From left: Jamie Bruce, Arlene Gladstone, Amy Robertson, Mayor Gregor Robertson, Yulanda Faris
From left: Bruce Wright, Raymond Protti, Ambassador John Negroponte, Sheila Protti
Maestro DeMain and San Francisco Opera's General Director David Gockley
Director of Artistic Planning Tom Wright and Maestro DeMain
Although Vancouver Opera's Music Director, Maestro Jonathan Darlington wasn't able to attend, his presence was certainly felt.
(in case you're wondering, "toi, toi, toi" is an expression of good luck for classical singers)
Toi, toi, toi indeed! Nixon in China's opening night turned out to be wildly successful and definitely, one for the books!
~ Ling Chan