- Peter Mackley
Gala Dinner: The Baronesses Ball
The scene is set for a fascinating insight into the history of the villa, discovering a unique art collection and meeting its most charismatic characters …
Guests are welcomed by an actor playing the original architect of the villa, Aaron Messiah.
He welcomes them with exuberant enthusiasm and some quickfire fun facts about the villa.
Inside a classical pianist plays music from the turn of the century when the villa was built.
Visual entertainment is focused on art with costumed close-up artists offering caricatures, souvenir sketches and silhouettes.
Costumed character actors
Guides will offer tours around the venue, their private rooms and the art collection
Rooms will have costumes characters to bring the setting to life – even an actress playing the baroness herself.
After the main course the Baroness appears on the balcony to give a short speech on her vision when she created the villa. She introduces her architect who talks about creating a building filled with joy and eventually reveals himself as a tenor singer. The baroness reappears in the dining area to perform a spontaneous duet.
After the performance, a DJ or live trio continue the vibe until the end of the evening.