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Chicago Lyric Opera, Opening Night Gala 2016

Chicago, IL

On October 1, 2016, the Women's Board of Lyric Opera of Chicago hosted Lyric's 62nd annual Opening Night Gala. Led by Co-Chairs Regan Rohde Friedmann and Eileen Murphy and President Mimi Mitchell, the glamorous evening began with 3,500 guests walking a red carpet to enjoy the first installment of Wagner's legendary Ring cycle, Das Rheingold. 450 guests were then transported to the Hilton for the elegant Opera Ball where HMR Designs transformed the Grand Ballroom into a magical world of blues and greens inspired by the Rhine River.

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Bass-Baritone Eric Owens and Co-Chair Regan Rohde Friedmann take a bow during the Grand March of the Stars

Co-Chair Eileen Murphy and husband Chris

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Stephanie Fisher, Rodell Rosel, Laura Wilde, Eric Owens on the dance floor