FamousDC recently attended the latest Generation O event, The Marriage of Figaro, at the Kennedy Center, followed by an after-party organized by Fete DC at Circle Bistro. Minutes into the event, it was clear that Generation O might just be the coolest young professionals group in the city. [Not to mention that it’s free to be a member]
From our FamousDC corespondents:
The honey-colored walls of Circle Bistro were a warm backdrop Thursday night for the Washington National Opera’s “Generation O” reception. The crowd, which enjoyed a special young performers’ production of “The Marriage of Figaro” at the Kennedy Center, was ready to party, fueled by the event’s potent signature cocktail – a blend of tequila and orange juice.
The DJ spun a crowd-pleasing mix of rap and old school R&B as guests – ladies in cocktail dresses, men in fashionable suits, a nice mix of young professionals and artistic types – enjoyed a dessert bar (mini-crème brulee, lemon meringues, chocolate éclairs) and mingled throughout the comfortable four-room space, spotted with candles and decorated with displays of costumes from past operas.
In a charming speech by the chair of the event, Megan Ortagus, the Generation O board was recognized, along with the cast of “Figaro” who had joined the party. The lovely and talented trio of (Cherubio, the Countess, and Susanna) were clearly enjoying the get-together, as was the performer who played the Count, a amiable bear of a man who slowly sipped from a glass of red wine, and – after singing in fluent Italian for three hours – answered any question put to him in English with, “I am from Ukraine.”