On April 15, 2011, anyone who purchased Directors Circle ($1,000 / per ticket) tickets for AVA’s annual gala the Rittenhouse Hotel was invited to the home of Suzanne and Norman Cohn for a celebratory dinner. The Academy of Vocal Arts’ 2011 honored renowned opera director Tito Capobianco. Calling the event buenos ARIAS! in recognition of Mr. Capobianco’s Argentine roots, the proceeds from the gala benefitted AVA’s full-tuition scholarship fund. Highlights included a musical program from AVA resident artists. Photography by Sarah Lyon.