Saturday, April 13, 2019│7 p.m.
Chairmen: Marcia and Alfredo Vilas
Auction & Wine Auction Chair: TBD
Attire: White Tie
Tickets from $1,500, Tables from $15,000
For more information on event ticket, tables, and underwriting opportunities contact Brooke Rogers, director of special events at email@example.com or 713-546-0271.
Always a premier occasion on Houston’s gala calendar, Opera Ball brings together the city’s most notable movers, shakers, and tastemakers for an epic evening in support of HGO. Opera Ball 2019: Cielito Lindo will be freely inspired by Mexico’s rich, vibrant culture and an extraordinary mix of influences and creative collisions—a land that inspires awe with its art, landscapes, architecture, folklore, and cuisine—all buoyed by the colorful and resilient spirit of its people..
Cielito Lindo—with dual translations of “Pretty Darling” or “Beautiful Sky”—is a traditional Mexican song written by Quirino Mendoza y Cortes in 1882. It is one of the most popular songs widely known throughout the Spanish-speaking world and beyond as a symbol of Mexico. In recent years it has become an unofficial national anthem for Mexicans, sung as a sign of unity. It is sung spontaneously in sports games, particularly at soccer games and every kind of gathering where love for Mexico is expressed.
For more information on special events, contact Director of Special Events Brooke Rogers.