75th Anniversary of
the Royal Ballet
February 22nd • The Residence of Esther Coopersmith
The Event: Esther Coopersmith hosted an
intimate cocktail reception to tempt guests
with a preview of The Royal Ballet before it
performs at the Kennedy Center in June during
its 75th anniversary season. The dinner for 60
guests also welcomed Dame Judith Mayhew
Jonas, chairman of The Royal Opera House,
while she visited in Washington.
Coopersmith served her famous chili with all
the trimmings. "This is the most fabulous chili,
and the entire diplomatic scene knows it," Tandy
The Guests: Jordanian Amb.
Karim Kawar, Willee Lewis, Aniko Gaal Schott,
and Donald Rappaport.
Photos by Russell Hisrhon