A Look Back at San Francisco Opera’s 91st Opening Night

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Karen Caldwell  Credit: Drew Altizer Photography
Karen Caldwell Credit: Drew Altizer Photography

City Hall turned into a sea of gorgeous gowns at the San Francisco Opera’s 91st Opening Night Gala. Themed The Garden of Good and Evil, the evening began at the Opera House and City Hall where Opera Ball patrons and Bravo! members sashayed through both venues with stunning looks that epitomized the angelic – or the devious –  gala theme.

2013 Opera Ball: the Garden of good and evil
Deepa Pakianathan Credit: Drew Altizer Photography

The season opened in grand fashion with a performance of Boito’s ‘Mephistopheles’, an opera based on Goethe’s masterpiece of philosopher Faust, who sells his soul to the devil for the object of his desire, Margherita.

Credit: SF Opera
Credit: SF Opera

Following the performance, guests descended into the temptation of worldly delights at City Hall with a delectable spread of hors d’oeuvres, desserts and dancing into the night. 

Here’s a look back at the highlights from the San Francisco Opera opening night.

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