On September 8th, San Francisco Opera inaugurated its second century with Opera Ball: The Elixir of Opera. Co-chaired by Francesca Gutierrez Amann and Sue Graham Johnston, the celebration began at San Francisco’s City Hall with a cocktail hour and dinner by McCalls Catering & Events with décor by J. Ricardo Benavides. Attendees then promenaded across Van Ness Avenue to the War Memorial Opera House for an Opening Night Concert to kick off the 101st season— featuring tenor Roberto Alagna and soprano Aleksandra Kurzak with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus under the baton of Company Music Director Eun Sun Kim. An after-party at City Hall concluded the festive evening with more revelry and dancing.