Merola Opera Program held a cocktail reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Louis  Le Roux to kick off the spring gala, Une Soiree Francaise on March 15. More than 60 Merola patrons gathered for French wines, food and remarks given by the new French Consul General to San Francisco, Pierre-Francois Mourier, and Gala Chair Blanche Germain Streeter.  SF Opera Center director and mezzo-soprano Sheri Greenwald performed songs by Faure, Debussy and other French composers.

Vittoria D'Aste_Charles Moore_Moore Freda Scott_Jason Danielson
Vittoria D'Aste, Charles Moore, Lotte Moore                                     Freda Scott, Jason Danielson

Patrick Wilken_Blanche Streeter_Pierre-Francois Mourier Sheri Greenwald_Mark Morash
Patrick Wilken, Blanche Streeter, Pierre-Francois Mourier           Sheri Greenwald, Mark Morash

Jane Le Roux_Jean-Louis Le Roux_Sheri Greenwald Tracy Grant_Donna Blacker
Jane Le Roux, Jean-Louis Le Roux, Sheri Greenwald                  Tracy Grant, Donna Blacker

Blanche Streeter, Juliette Robbins, Amii Barnard-Bahn, Michael Bahn