This theme this year for Singapore Lyric Opera‘s annual Opera Ball is Spanish, which is in line with its August/September production of Bizet’s Carmen later this year. Held at the Fullerton Hotel’s ballroom on 8 March, the guest of honour was former Deputy Prime Minister, Wong Kan Seng. Vocal performances by Chieko Sato, Sim Wei Ying, Jonathan MacPherson, Keane Wong and Jopei Weng were interspersed by dance performances by the Spanish Dance Singapore. Local jeweller Vihari Poddar also showcased her latest bee and floral collections, with part of the sale proceeds benefitting Singapore Lyric Opera. It was indeed a Friday evening well-spent with splendid performances, great company, good food and Spanish wines, courtesy of CornerStone Wines.