The Stars Were Out for Opera San Miguel Season Opener
By Shari Alexander, photos by Agustín Valadéz
Metropolitan Opera star Maureen O’Flynn and three budding young Mexican opera stars presented “Master Class, The Real Thing, Not the Play!” at the elegant Rosewood Ballroom, as Opera San Miguel kicked off its 2014-2015 Season. A benefit for the company’s scholarship program for young Mexican singers, the evening gave an exciting and illuminating look into just what it takes to make a career in opera. The young stars were Jacinta Barbachano, Karen Gardeazabal, and Claudia Rodríguez, accompanied by Mario Alberto Hernández. The evening of thrilling singing was capped off by a cocktail reception honoring Miss O’Flynn in the hotel’s posh Tequila Bar. What a night!