30 Jun '12, 3pm

Damon Albarn via @TatlerUK

Reasons why going to an opera party is a really fun thing to do: 1) The singers are all really loud so there's no chance things will get boring. 2) There are always lots of drinks (for the voice, obviously). 3) The cast are sometimes famous. It's true - if you were at the opening night of Dr Dee yesterday evening you would have seen Blur's Damon Albarn (he co-directed it with Rufus Norris and also stars in it). After taking their seats for the debut performance at the London Coliseum (it was brilliant, everyone cheered, clapped and stamped their feet), Lady Helen Taylor , Jade Parfitt and Richard Nicoll joined the cast next door at Asia de Cuba for celebratory Veuve Clicquot flutes and special Dr Dee 'Alchemy' Belvedere Vodka cocktails - yum! When the cocktails had been drunk and tempura shrimps and mini cheese burgers nibbled, there was dancing - lots and lots of dancing....

Full article: http://www.tatler.com/bystander/events/2012/june/damon-al...

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