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2020 GALA, AN EVENING WITH CHRISTIAN VAN HORN

Save the date for an exclusive celebration of opera, elegance, and entertainment on Monday, February 10 at The Breakers Palm Beach. Enjoy an elegant dinner and be enchanted by the artistry and amazing voice of the internationally-renowned bass-baritone, Christian Van Horn.

Palm Beach Opera’s largest annual fundraising event, the gala showcases the foremost stars in opera in an intimate and exclusive recital in the area’s most opulent venues. A highlight of the Palm Beach social calendar each year, the gala brings together opera lovers and community leaders to enjoy an evening of glamour, artistry, and a delectable dinner, while supporting the company’s continued mission of bringing world-class opera to South Florida.

About Christian Van Horn

This past season, 2018 Richard Tucker Award winner Christian Van Horn returned to the Metropolitan Opera for his role debut as the title role in Mefistofele, and in the productions of La bohème and La Clemenza di Tito, following his performance from the previous season as Julio in the American premiere of Thomas Adés’ The Exterminating Angel. The bass-baritone also made his debut at the Paris Opera as Narbal in Les Troyens, and returned to the Bayersiche Staatsoper as Escamillo in Carmen.

This season, he performs at the San Francisco Opera as Zoroastro in Orlando and John Claggart in Billy Budd, before appearing as Walter in Luisa Miller at Lyric Opera of Chicago. He then returns to the Metropolitan Opera for roles as Colline in La bohème and The Doctor in Wozzeck, and the Met’s New Year’s Eve Gala, before joining us for our Gala on February 10, 2020.

Gala Co-Chairs
Lee Ann Alderton
Rebecca Doane
Joan Genser
Florence Kaufman

Immediate Past Chairmen
Lee Ann & Jeffrey H. Alderton

Gala Council
Lee Ann & Jeffrey H. Alderton
Veronica Atkins
Sanford Baklor & Arlene Kaufman
Meg & Robert Biscup
Mr. & Mrs. William G. Brown
Rebecca & Randell Doane
Isanne & Sanford Fisher
Joan & David Genser
Mickey & Allan Greenblatt
Florence Kaufman
Dorothy & Sidney Kohl
Drs. Marsha & Henry Laufer
Dr. Donna Kesselman Raggio & Mr. John. J. Raggio
Ari Rifkin
Toni & Martin Sosnoff
Roseanne & Dennis K. Williams

Grand Gala Sponsor
Veronica Atkins

Christian Van Horn Underwriters
Isanne & Sanford Fisher

Craig Terry Underwriters
Toni & Martin Sosnoff

Platinum Sponsors
Rebecca & Randell Doane
Drs. Marsha & Henry Laufer

Décor Underwriters and Major Sponsors Luncheon Hosts
Sanford Baklor & Arlene Kaufman

Cocktail Reception Underwriters
Sidney & Dorothy Kohl

Gold Sponsors
Lee Ann & Jeffrey H. Alderton
Meg & Robert Biscup
Mr. & Mrs. William G. Brown
Joan & David Genser
Mickey & Allan Greenblatt
Florence Kaufman
Ari Rifkin
Roseanne & Dennis K. Williams

Silver Sponsors
Dr. Frayda Lindemann
Mr. & Mrs. Ellis J. Parker

Evening Music and Entertainment Underwriters
Barbara Greis & Howard Gottlieb

Invitation Underwriters
Lynn Joy & Meyer Sapoff

Gold Aria Underwriters
Carol & Sander Abend

Gala Keepsake Underwriters
Dr. Donna Kesselman Raggio & Mr. John. J. Raggio

Dessert Underwriters
Dr. Donna Kesselman Raggio & Mr. John. J. Raggio

Silver Aria Underwriters
Judy & Jerry Kaufman
Paul & Roberta Kozloff

Bronze Sponsors
Roberta & Stanley Bogen
Gerald & Sandra Fineberg
Dr. Robin Ganzert
Hermé de Wyman Miro
Ingrid Kosowsky
Drs. Peter and Elaine McCombs
Rhea & Morton Mandell
David McNeel & Jack McCord
Marc S. Solomon
Jennifer & James Takats

Couple’s Sponsors
Naomi Brest & David Kaplan
Carolyn & David Brodksy
Nancy & Peter Brown
Louise Cohen
Susan S. and John T. Connor
Esta Gordon Epstein and Robert Epstein
A. Billie & Louis Feher
Ann & Robert Fromer
Barbara Goldfarb Tepperman & Frank Tepperman
Arlette Gordon
Beth Grosshans & Dennis Stattman
Lauren & Gray W. Hampton III
Carla & David Herwitz
Lawrence Jarema & Mark Walter
Olga & Eric Jorgensen
Anne & Robert Kraus
Monica & Scott Laurans
Nathan Leventhal & Katherine Brown
Michael McCafferty & Joseph Horton
Wilma & Charles Mooney
Suzanne Niedland
Carol O’Malley & Nick Harry
John & Jane Shalam
Melissa Sullivan

Patron Sponsors
Lisa L. Huertas
Marjorie J. Marks
Anka Palitz
Linda Taub

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