Getting the ball rolling… the Beachball that is!

by christian.anderson

When celebrating Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI with a food and wine tasting, you could find yourself debating on which cultural direction to focus. Since DON GIOVANNI is an Italian opera, it’s only obvious that you should celebrate with a wine from the world’s biggest producer. On the other hand, DON GIOVANNI is set in Spain, not to mention the fundamental Spanish roots of the Don Juan legend itself, so maybe you’re leaning more towards something from the Rioja region. Well, thanks to our friends at Dali Wine Bar and Restaurant, our choice was simple – let’s have both!

This has been an exceptionally warm June so far and Sunday was no different, so Jonathan Parelli, Dali Wine Director, welcomed us with a glass of iced red or white Spanish-wine blended sangria with all the varieties of citrus fruit you would expect. He then gave an informative presentation (see video below) about the history of the Italian wines we would be enjoying while chef Joel Harloff provided an array of delicious hors d’oeuvres. All in all, we were refreshed, entertained, and among opera-loving company; what better way to kick off our Baritones & Beachballs Summer Events Series?

If you want to know what you missed, start with these delicious Italian wines found at Dali Wine Bar at One Arts Plaza:

Palagetto Chianti

Primaterra Pinot Grigio

Salvatore Principe Prosecco

The Dallas Opera’s Baritones & Beachballs Summer Event Series is presented by Skintastic.

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