Special events 2011
William Lewis honored
Austin - December 2
Investiture of FAVA President William Lewis as Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, by French Consul Frédéric Bontemps.
Guest Singer FAVA Alumna Anne Slovin
Bastrop Opera House
Bastrop - November 26
A gala evening of song celebrating the riches of Parisian culture and beauty
Guest singers FAVA Alumni Julia Hamon, Cynthian Brundage, Mo Li, Daniel Madrid, Michael Talerico
Houston, July 14
FAVA Alumn Patrick Taylor Russell, sang the French National Anthem at the French Consulate's reception
"On behalf of the Consulat General of France, the Alliance Francaise, Texan-French Alliance for the Arts and the French-American Chamber of Commerce, I would like to express my sincere thanks for your generous support of the Bastille Day Celebration. For the past 4 years you have contributed in a unique way to the success of this event in Houston and I would like you to know how much we have appreciated your thoughtful choice of artists." Patrice Vanoni, Attaché Culturel
Yaptracker Founder's visit
Elgin - May
Yaptracker.com founder Julie Baron gave FAVA Singers in Texas a master class about using technology to advance their career.
Sausage and Opera
Elgin, May 26
The launching of the new festival in Elgin, with La Perichole, by J. Offenbach, was a major success, with 300+ in the audience.