A Parade of Young Talent Brightens a Gala

clayton_beth.pngBy BERNARD HOLLAND [NY Times, 21 September 2006]
Galas like the New York City Operaís ìNight at the Operaî on Tuesday night are part music, part self-celebration and part sales pitch. The targets and the beneficiaries were dressed-up patrons who, the company hoped, would enjoy the talent both young and older and leave behind some money afterward.