At Tempo’s unprecedented fashion night “Cio-Cio Sassy,” young music lovers were in for a treat. Greeted at the door by a complimentary cocktail, guests enjoyed a fashion show featuring fast-rising local designers whose creations were inspired by the opera Madame Butterfly. Tempo collaborated with stylist Grant Whittaker to create this remarkable collection. Other highlights of the evening were performances by Minnesota Opera Resident Artists and an introduction to the opera by members of the cast. Maria Lorimer, a fantastic comic artist from the Twin Cities, offered live Manga (Japanese-style comic artwork) portrait sittings and Sheila Asato presented interactive Japanese paper demonstrations.
Here’s what some of our guests have said since then:
“The event was a beautifully executed one that made the point clear – that the opera could be not only stylish, but – dare we say – sexy.”http://lepetitconnaisseurdelamode.blogspot.com/2012/03/madame-butterfy-inspired-fashions-at.html
“Under-40 music fans intimidated by opera no longer have any excuse to avoid it.”http://metromag.com/blog/arts/music/classic-art-modern-flare
© 2012 Digital Crush Photography Some stylish opera-goers enjoying the fun, cheerful atmosphere of Cio-Cio Sassy.
“Opera isn’t just for your parents. Tempo’s 20- to 30-something members are a cool bunch.”http://blogs.mspmag.com/partypatrol/2012/04/tempos-cio-cio-sassy We hope you enjoyed your evening, and if you couldn’t make it for some reason, we can’t wait to see you at the next Tempo event!