An evening of excellence at Hanover Grange
The smiles on the faces of the art lovers who turned out for Theresa and Andrew Roberts' Swan Lake Royal Ballet of London charity performance on Wednesday evening at Hanover Grange, Tryall Club, were bright and beaming.
Some 150 guests donned black ties and long dresses for the midweek event, sponsored by Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited (CPJ) and held in collaboration with the University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus Ambassadorial Corps, and MoBay City Run.
The Roberts, owners of the Jamaica Patty Company in the United Kingdom, opened up their sprawling estate, allowing those thirsty for premium entertainment access to the indomitable ballet great, Fernando MontaÒo, and the extraordinary group of Corey Landolt, Nardia Boodo, Ashley Murphy and Venus Villa.
It was not a difficult task satiating the appetites of an audience that knew quality, and with CPJ supplying a fantastic selection of wines, including Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir, this became easier.
All wines hailed from the Fetzer Winery, from vineyards in the Napa and Sonoma valleys. The wines were easy drinking, fruit-forward and very adaptable to the dishes served.
The atmosphere was enough encouragement for MontaÒo and his team to take the audience through a flawless and magnificent presentation of Romeo and Juliet, Le Bourgeois, Blue Bird, and the famous Swan Lake.
"This is what Montego Bay needs. I long to leave home to go to an event as spectacular and culturally rich as this one," exclaimed Petra Williamson of Couples Resorts.
Her compliments were bolstered by Rajesh Kripalani, who said he would treasure the moment for years to come.
"It's not often that we get this standard of entertainment in the West, so we are fortunate and grateful to Theresa and Andrew Roberts for opening their home to such a dynamic cultural event."
Theresa Roberts has planned a series of events leading up to her September 1 birthday. She has kindly dedicated two of those events to charities.