Location: Residence of the British Ambassador
WL EXCLUSIVE – Photos by Tony Powell
THE EVENT: The British ambassador’s residence was a fitting backdrop for the cast and supporters of Tamerlano – after all, composer George Frideric Handel created his finest works living in London and Tamerlano premiered there in 1724. THE SCENE: Sir Nigel Sheinwald and Lady Sheinwald hosted a lavish buffet dinner for the exclusive list of guests, who sang praises of Washington National Opera general director Plácido Domingo and the cast of Handel’s longest Baroque opera under the watchful eye of Andy Warhol’s iconic print of Queen Elizabeth II. THE GUESTS: Ina Ginsburg, Kuwaiti Amb. Salem Al-Sabah and Rima Al-Sabah, Lucky Roosevelt, Esther Coopersmith, Dorothy and Ken Woodcock, Elizabeth Lodal, former Mayor Anthony Williams, and Roland Flamini, among others.