Lois Alba

Opera group plans to honor co-founder

By Carissa D. Lamkahouan

April 21, 2015

At its upcoming yearly fundraiser, nonprofit organization Opera in the Heights (OH!) will honor Lois Alba, its co-founding member and former artistic director and celebrate 19 years.

The “Bravissimo 2015 – An Evening in the Magnolia City” will be held on Friday, May 8, at the Petroleum Club, 1201 Louisiana St.

“As Opera in the Heights heads into its 20th season Bravissimo! offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate our amazing history, as well as look to the future of this company, which remains committed to young, emerging artists,” said Marianne Terrell, board member and co-chair of Bravissimo! with her husband, Kenny Terrell. “Our honoree fits perfectly with this mission. She is a visionary who has made a lasting impact on Opera in the Heights.”

Over her career as an author, teacher and soprano opera singer, Alba, a Memorial-area resident, spent 11 years performing in Europe and the United States with leading roles in several well-known operas. Alba has remained current in her field by teaching master classes around the world and serving as an advocate for young singers.

Gala underwriting opportunities are available with sponsorships beginning at $5,000 and include a table of 10 for the event as well as other benefits. Individual tickets begin at $500 each. For more details or to order tickets call 713-861-5303 or emailinfo@operaintheheights.org.

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