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The Atlanta Opera Announces 2013 LaBelle Soirée


Fundraising Event to Feature Watershed’s Joe Truex as Guest Chef


WHAT: The Atlanta Opera, one of the nation’s finest regional opera companies enriching lives through the power of opera, today announced that its 2013 La Belle Soirée, an annual spring fundraiser to benefit the Opera, will take place on May 23, 2013.  During the evening, guests will be serenaded by members of The Atlanta Opera Chorus and will be treated to fine fare prepared by Chef Joe Truex of Watershed.  National Distributing Company will be the beverage sponsor.


WHEN:  Thursday, May 23,2013 at 6:00 p.m.


WHERE:  The ticketed event will take place at the home of Ms. Suzanne Mott Dansby in the West Peachtree Battle neighborhood of Atlanta.


WHO:  Chef Joe Truex, a native Southerner, introduced his unique style of Southern cuisines to Watershed’s menu. His classic approach to cooking transforms traditional Southern dishes into something distinct and exciting. His cooking refreshes our ideas about how creative and delicious Southern food can be.  Chef Truex has a keen understanding of the connection between food and wine and brings his passion for wine to the Southern table. 


TICKETS:  Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased by contacting Allison DeNiro at or 404-591-2928.  All proceeds go towards the support of the artistic excellence of The Atlanta Opera.


MEDIA INTERVIEWS:  Toschedule a media interview either before or after the event, please contactEmily Genetelli at 404-591-2931.



About The Atlanta Opera

Founded in 1979, The Atlanta Opera is one of the finest regional opera companies in the nation. By producing live, mainstage performances of the highest quality and impactful community engagement experiences, The Atlanta Opera enriches lives through the power of opera. The Opera strives to attract the finest international, national, and regional singers, conductors, stage directors, and designers.  Each season, The Atlanta Opera presents three productions at the Cobb Energy Centre, drawing audiences from the entire metropolitan Atlanta area as well as from the Southeast region.




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