Around Town: Opera Lyra garden



Tom Karvanis at the 19th annual Opera Lyra garden party held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the official residence of the Italian ambassador. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) James Westman, baritone, performs a duet from Mozart’s Don Giovanni with soprano Ania Hejnar at the 19th annual garden party for Opera Lyra, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Italian ambassador’s residence. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) Antoine Bélanger, tenor, performs at the 19th annual garden party for Opera Lyra, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) From left, hosts Martine Cornado, wife of the Italian ambassador, and Mariela Loraccia from the Embassy of Italy greeted guests at the 19th annual garden party for Opera Lyra, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) From left, former CRTC commissioner Adrian Burns with former CBC president Tony Manera and her husband, lawyer Greg Kane, at the 19th annual Opera Lyra garden party held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Italian ambassador’s residence. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) Earlene Hobin, owner of Earlene’s House of Fashion, is flanked by a pair of models at the grand finale of a fashion show she presented at the 19th annual garden party for Opera Lyra, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) From left, Victor Rabinovitch, chair of the Opera Lyra Ottawa board, with its general director, John Peter “Jeep” Jeffries and its incoming artistic director, Kevin Mallon, at its 19th annual garden party, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Italian ambassador’s residence. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) Marie Gibson with journalist Hugh Winsor at the 19th annual garden party for Opera Lyra, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Italian ambassador’s residence in Gatineau, Que. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) Roaming models in outfits from Earlene’s House of Fashion caught the crowd’s attention at the 19th annual garden party for Opera Lyra, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Italian ambassador’s residence. Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) Roaming models in outfits from Earlene’s House of Fashion caught the crowd’s attention at the 19th annual garden party for Opera Lyra, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Italian ambassador’s residence. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) Roaming models in outfits from Earlene’s House of Fashion added a dose of glamour to the annual garden party for Opera Lyra, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Italian ambassador’s residence. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) Roaming models in outfits from Earlene’s House of Fashion caught the crowd’s attention at the 19th annual garden party for Opera Lyra, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Italian ambassador’s residence. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) Roaming models in outfits from Earlene’s House of Fashion caught the crowd’s attention at the 19th annual garden party for Opera Lyra, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Italian ambassador’s residence. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) Models in outfits from Earlene’s House of Fashion charmed the crowd during the 19th annual garden party for Opera Lyra, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Italian ambassador’s residence. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) Rob Clipperton, former host and producer at CBC Radio, MCed the 19th annual garden party for Opera Lyra, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Italian ambassador’s residence. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) From left Amanda James with Opera Lyra board members Irma Sachs and Richard Jenkins at the 19th annual garden party held at the Italian ambassador’s residence on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) From left, former Nepean mayor Mary Pitt with her husband, Ron Pitt, and Maria Ricci at the 19th annual garden party for Opera Lyra held Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) Models in outfits from Earlene’s House of Fashion added to the glamour of the annual garden party for Opera Lyra, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Italian ambassador’s residence. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) From left, baritone James Westman and tenor Antoine Bélanger perform a duet from Puccini’s La Bohème at the annual garden party for Opera Lyra, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Italian ambassador’s residence. (Caroline Phillips / Ottawa Citizen) James Westman, baritone, performs before a crowd of hundreds at the annual garden party for Opera Lyra, held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Italian ambassador’s residence in Gatineau, Que. 

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