“Un Ballo in Maschera” (The Masked Ball) by Giuseppe Verdi

Saturday October 29, 2013. 7:30-10PM

The Vineyard Touring Opera Company returns to the Club with Verdi’s “Un Ballo In Maschera”.

“Un Ballo In Maschera” is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi with text by Antonia Somma, which had its premiere in Rome in 1859. The story has its origin in the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden in 1792.

The very short synopsis: Happy-go-lucky king falls in love with the wife of his best friend and most trusted advisor. Love’s passion is checked by duty while jealousy leads to conspiracy, betrayal, and murder at a masked ball.

Club members pay $5.

For more information, please call The Vineyard Touring Opera Company at (855) 575-0005.

Vineyard Touring Opera Company Performances

On June 15th at 2:00 pm and again at 7:30 pm, the Vineyard Touring Opera Company will be back at the Santa Monica bay Woman’s Club. This time with a very unique program. They will be performing one act from the play “The King Amuses Himself” and will then perform a segment of Rigoletto, the opera by Verdi that was based on the play. The company will also perform a segment of Pagliacci. This promises to be a very interesting performance.

Happy Birthday Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club

A group of women met in October 1904 for study and called themselves, “The History Class”. The meetings were held in the home of Miss Elizabeth McLaughlin on the corner of Fourth Street and Wilshire Boulevard. This class continued for ten weeks, and it was then decided to have a permanent organization and call it “Santa Monica Lecture Class.” Mrs. D.G. Stephens organized it and was made President; Miss McLaughlin, Secretary.

On December 11, 1905, the Woman’s Club of Santa Monica was born with eighty-eight members and the following officers elected: President – Mrs. Allen M. Jamieson; First Vice-President – Mrs. John Hunt; Second Vice-President – Mrs. George Hutton; Secretary – Miss Elizabeth McLaughlin; Treasurer – Mrs. Jessica R. Clark (Cornett). At this meeting, Mrs. Stephens presented a gavel to the New President. This gavel has been passed down through the years and is always used at each installation the first Monday in June.

Lennon Family Charity Event, June 21st & 22nd

The Lennon Sisters, the band VENICE, Lennon Brothers and Gail Lennon, Michael Cathcart, Tom Lennon,  and the extended musical Lennon Family come together in harmony to raise awareness and funds for; MyStuffBags.org, Susan Love Research Foundation, B.R.A.I.N., and the Historic Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club.





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Artist’s Den, Featuring Adele

Just days after the release of her record-breaking sophomore album, 21, British sensation Adele performed for a small group of lucky fans at the Santa Monica Bay Womans Club in Santa Monica, CA. Her powerful voice filled the elegant ballroom with hits like “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” from 21 and “Chasing Pavements” from her Grammy-winning debut album, 19, as well as a cover of the soul classic “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” For a review of the show, click here.