Who: Opera fans, fashion designers, and young professionals who love a fancy party.
What: Tempo’s Cio-Cio Sassy
Where: Seven Sushi Ultralounge and Skybar
When: March 30, 2012
Why: To support Minnesota Opera’s Tempo program and celebrate the opening of Madame Butterfly.
Custom Madame Butterfly-inspired fashions by local designers, including Caroline Hayden, Tony Eliason, Lauren Mayhew, Russell Bourrienne, [damn]aged by Hitomi K, Anna Lee, Tim & Thom, Kerry Riley, Jared Zachary, Samantha R. Crossland, Sina Yi, and Emma Berg. My favorite? Tim & Thom’s black and red jacket inspired by the character Pinkerton.
Props to Tempo for putting on a party with a reasonable ticket price ($25), which included a signature cocktail. Nothing pleases this partygoer like a free drink.
A live performance by Minnesota Opera resident artists Victoria Vargas, Gabriel Preisser, and AJ Glueckert. I’m pretty sure their voices carried throughout the building, sans microphones.
Opera isn’t just for your parents. Tempo’s 20- to 30-something members are a cool bunch.