Operatic Odyssey


Event Chair Amy Cioll, Woman’s Guild President Penny Baumer and Al Baumer with Baty Landis.


The Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association hosted “Revelry on the River” on a cool breezy evening at the Westin Hotel, the perfect venue for viewing the Mighty Mississippi and the French Quarter.

Adorned in their finest Roaring Twenties attire, partygoers enjoyed flowing champagne, spirits and hors d’oeuvres. Phil Melancon and the Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra provided the perfect backdrop for dancing on the open balcony. Amy Cioll served as Event Chair.

Guests were also entertained by the recent winners of the Wood Competition, Abigail Roques and Rafael Robelo, whose voices certainly displayed why they were both first place winners. The Donald W. Wood Sr.  Vocal Competition is open to all Louisiana sophomores, juniors and seniors for the 2017 academic year, but only 25 were accepted to compete. The competition promotes artistic excellence, provides financial support to young vocalists and encourages local singers. It is presented by the NOOA in a collaborative effort with Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts, Newcomb Department of Music at Tulane University and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.

The event featured a stunning ice sculpture depicting the Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association’s 75th anniversary.



Event at a Glance

What: “Revelry on the River,” benefiting Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association
When: Saturday, October 21
Where: Westin Hotel


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