Washington National Opera Midwinter Fiesta
The Washington National Opera’s Women’s Committee hosted the Midwinter Fiesta, Oaxaca: Land of Magic and Color, on Feb. 12 at the Mexican Cultural Institute under the patronage of Ambassador of Mexico Arturo Sarukhan and Mrs. Veronica Valencia-Sarukhan. Alison Bibee and Jessica Melugin co-chaired the colorful evening celebrating the history of one of Mexico’s must culturally vibrant regions. Guests enjoyed plentiful libations and six tasting stations donated by leading restaurants. Entertainment was provided by Mariachi Los Amigos with programs by Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists, Mexican tenor José Ortega and Chilean baritone Javier Arrey, before DJ Dino spun salsa beats for dancing.