NUIT BLANCHE: AT THE OPÉRA GARNIERFriday, July 11, 2014 at 7:30pm ~ Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI
A luminous evening of performance and wonder in the spectacular gardens of Ronald Lee Fleming's 'Bellevue House'.
Nuit Blanche is sold out! Please note: Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
P atrons enter a lantern-lit garden, with live performances occurring unexpectedly among the allées, follies and ornamental pools of the Bellevue House gardens. A performance happening will draw the crowd into the glowing tent, stunningly decorated by artist John Sawicki, where a short live auction will raise funds for the Island Moving Co.'s educational programs. Purchase a patron level ticket to get a reserved seat in the tent. New York's Tin Pan Band provides the music for dancing until midnight and hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be served throughout the evening. The entire event seeks to evoke the magical Nuit Blanche in the City of Lights, during which Paris is alive with performance and music all night long.
Guest artists appearing with Island Moving Co.'s dancers in performance in the garden:
Opera singer Youngchul Park, with pianist Taeyoung Lee;
French duo La Mechante et Le Connard;
Ballroom dancers Sara Barker & David Endicott from Floortime Studios
Pantomime artist Vlad of The Bit Players
Violinist John Bergin
IMC also welcomes special guest Olympic skater Marissa Castelli to our 2014 Nuit Blanche Gala!
Restaurants offering special Pre-Nuit dinners are the Canfield House and Midtown Oyster Bar in Newport. Mention the Nuit Blanche to get the special they are offering. They'll also make sure to get you out and to the party for the 7:30 curtain. Make your reservation today!