By Afton Wooten
Soprano Camille Ortiz is slated to perform at the Ars Lyrica Houston Gala.
This year the Ars Lyrica Houston’s gala titled “Gems, Charms, and Treasures” will center around the idea of a musical journey back in time.
During the three-course dinner, Ortiz, Artistic Director Matthew Dirst on harpsichord, and an ensemble of Baroque instrumentalists will perform a preview of Händel’s “Amadigi di Gaula” which is planned for the 2024 season.
The proceeds will benefit Ars Lyrica Houston Opera Circle and its Baroque opera productions, raising vital support for the “Amadigi di Gaula” production. Honorees include Houston philanthropist and dedicated Ars Lyrica Houston supporter Connie Kwan-Wong, alongside her two daughters.
The black-tie event takes place on Feb. 4 at 6:30 pm at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Ortiz has performed with such organizations as Boston Baroque, Opera Lafayette, Eugene Opera, Eugene Concert Choir, Chamber Music Amici, San Diego Early Music Society, Crossing Borders, and Arizona Early Music, among others.