CCDT Jewels.jpg: Soprano Ines Salazar is wearing “The Jewels of ‘Tosca'” designed by Dr. Daniela Allega Fuciarelli that will be auctioned April 1 to benefit the Michigan Opera Theatre. Photo: MOT.
CCDT Bolla303.jpg: A rosary designed by Dr. Daniela Allega Fuciarelli that was commissioned for a historical re-enactment of a medieval pageant in the city of L’Aquila, Italy is among the items available for purchase at the fundraiser to benefit the Michigan Opera Theatre. Photo: MOT.
DETROIT – Pearls, rubies, gold and the voice of soprano Ines Salazar, star of “Tosca,” will highlight the April 1 black-tie dinner at Il Posto Banquet Hall in Southfield. The dinner, which opens Michigan Opera Theatre’s 2005 spring opera season, will benefit educational programming for underprivileged children through the opera company’s award-winning Department of Community Programs.
Salazar will wear “The Jewels of ‘Tosca'” during the benefit, and also at each of her MOT performances. The jewels – a necklace, earrings and a tiara – will be sold in a live auction at the gala and presented to the winners following Salazar’s appearances with MOT.