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Michigan Opera Theatre’s Opera Ball
Electricity was in the air at the Detroit Opera House the night the 2014 Opera Ball launched the three-day Opera Weekend Spectacular. The 44th MOT season opener – Strauss’s Greek mythology-based opera “Elektra”- inspired the co-chairs’ decision to put a Mediterranean spin on the décor and the menu. The latter was even catered by the Greek Kokas family’s Opus One. The 315 beautiful people in the dinner crowd ($600 ticket) socialized, sipped and smooched before adjourning to the platform constructed over the theater seats while the OPA! party for the younger set (300; $100 ticket) proceeded in the balcony boxes. Before dinner Dan Stall conducted a spirited live auction of nine items that raised a not too shabby $72,400.