“The Music of the Night” was the theme for the annual Krewe of Isis bal masque Friday in the Acadia Ballroom of the Marriott New Orleans.
The ladies of Isis celebrated the beauty and majesty of such famous operas as “Manon,” “Rigoletto,” “La Traviata,” “Pirates of Penzance”, “Turandot,” “The Magic Flute,” “Madame Butterfly,” “The Flying Dutchman,” “Norma” and “Carmen.”
Reigning as Queen Isis XLIII was Ms. Tina Marie Burst of Prairieville. Her majesty wore a Victorian-style gown of imported gold beaded and sequined lace adorned with rhinestones and crystals. At the neckline, the Medici collar of heavy beaded gold lace covered with crystals and accented with Aurora borealis stones. Her mantle complemented the motif of her gown.
Reigning as King Isis XLIII was Mr. Timothy Richard Sawyer also of Prairieville. His majesty’s tunic of ivory featured gold accents and trim. His ensemble was adorned with rhinestones, crystals and hand beading and featured stone-encrusted appliqués. His mantle echoed the motif of his tunic and a gold Medici collar completed his ensemble.
The mademoiselles of the royal court, representing the great opera houses of the world, were Misses Kimberly Ann and Katelyn Marie Bourgeois, granddaughters of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin F. Bourgeois, representing the Vienna State Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, respectively; Caitlyn Marie and Jamie Lynne Kiral, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kiral, representing the Paris Opera and the Mariinsky Theater, respectively; Erin Lorraine Nash, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Nash, representing the Bolshoi Opera House; and Heather Lynn Normand, daughter of Mr. Sawyer and Ms. Burst, representing the Teatro alla Scala.
Each mademoiselle wore an ivory gown accented in a contrasting color highlighted with rhinestones, crystals and metallic embroidered details.
Escorts to the mademoiselles were Messrs. Bourgeois, Ralph Guy Burst Jr., Kiral, Adam Knapps and Nash.
Pages to her majesty were Miss Grace Ann Sawyer, daughter of Mr. Sawyer and Ms. Burst; and Miss Aubre Faye Latino, daughter of Mr. Scott Latino and Ms. Suzette Gleason.
Pages to the king were Masters Matthew Chad Holmes Bejma, son of Ms. Roxanne Bejma; and Luke William Compton, son of Stephanie Poche Compton.
Ladies-in-waiting to the queen were Misses Sydney Elizabeth Hertzog, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hertzog; Amber Rae Latino, daughter of Mr. Latino and Ms. Gleason; Mycah Kathleen Porter, daughter of Mr. Wally Porter and Ms. Rena W. Porter; Cecilia Elizabeth Sciortino, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Sciortino; Isabella Sophia Reeves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory V. Reeves; Emma Elizabeth Robeaux, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Robeaux; and Ashley Weems, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Weems.
Escorts were Masters Tyler and Cory Nunenmacher, sons of Ms. Leslee Pepperman Nunenmacher.
Princess of the jewels was Miss Emma Elise Arceneaux, escorted by Master Evan Joseph Arceneaux, daughter and son of Mr. Kyle Arceneaux and Ms. Brooke Deykin.
General chairman of the ball was Mr. Armond Blondeau, assisted by committeemen Messrs. Bourgeois, Wayne Lee, Zachary Leftwhich and Kenneth Oubre.
A supper dance followed the ball with music by The Orleans Band.