Commentary by Amy Pauszek
I attended the seventh annual Lobster Palooza, which was hands-down the hottest ticket in town. Honorary chairs Larry and Dinah Bird hosted the evening on the beautiful grounds of the Frank and Katrina Basile Opera Center. Guests enjoyed a traditional Maine-style lobster bake that included steamers and clams, clam chowder, corn on the cob, plus the biggest fresh lobsters flown in from Maine that I have ever seen complete with all the fixings. Delicious summertime cocktails and dancing to the fabulous tunes of Henle and the Loops made the night extra special. All the proceeds from the evening benefited the Indianapolis Opera Resident Artist Program, which trains future opera stars and serves more than 27,000 Hoosiers annually. Trust me, the Indianapolis Opera’s new season will excite your senses, challenge your perceptions, engage your mind with insightful storytelling, and entertain with the beauty that only a night at the opera can provide. Too much fun! Join me and become a subscriber today. Single tickets go on sale Aug. 1. Fire up for a magical season and Where’s Amy will see you at the opera. For more, visit IndyOpera.org.