An unforgettable night of opera, live orchestral music, extraordinary cuisine and fine wines will heat up OC’s social season as the Anaheim White House and Italian-American Opera Foundation partner for a fundraiser on Saturday, October 19 benefiting the foundation and Caterina’s Club, which feeds OC’s “motel kids.” Guests attending the fundraiser will receive 1 ticket to their choice of performances by the Italian-American Opera,October 25-27 at the new state-of-the-art Soka University Performing Arts Center (1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo). Tickets for the restaurant’s Night at the Opera fundraiser are $250 each, a portion of which is tax deductible, and can be purchased by visiting www.mastersandmaestros.com.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am at the prospect of producing this elaborate sneak preview with the Italian-American Opera and Maestro Stefano Vignati,” said Anaheim White House owner Bruno Serato, who was recently knighted by the nation of Italy for his philanthropic work, which includes feeding 500 underprivileged children each night. “This will be an unforgettable evening particularly for music lovers as each will receive a ticket to their choice of operas at Soka’s new Performing Arts Center, which is an absolutely magnificent facility.”
Among the performances from which guests may choose:
· “A Venetian Masquerade” – Friday, October 25
· “Viva Verdi Passport Reservation” – Saturday, October 26
· “Baroque Passion” – Sunday, October 27
The Italian American Opera Foundation (IAOF) was established to develop a cultural bridge between Italy and the United States and to unite the most talented young Opera singers and musicians in an ensemble that transcends cultural and geographical boundaries.
In honor of his beloved mother, Serato founded Caterina’s Club 8 years ago with the mission that the region’s most vulnerable population – its children -- receive a hot meal before they are tucked into bed. He has fed more than 500,000 meals to date. In addition, Serato operates the Anaheim White House, which is situated in a historic national landmark mansion dating to 1909. It offers a quixotic Italian Steak House, extensive wine list, unparalleled service and an elegant setting to create a dining experience that is timeless, remarkable and without equal. The restaurant is located at 887 South Anaheim Blvd. in Anaheim. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling (714) 772-1381. For more information visit www.anaheimwhitehouse.com.