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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.

For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, please contact David Walker at 561.835.7558 or

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
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Alderton
Mrs. Veronica Atkins
Mr. Sanford Baklor & Ms. Arlene Kaufman
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Biscup
Mr. & Mrs. Randell Doane
Mr. & Mrs. Sanford Fisher
Mr. & Mrs. David Genser
Drs. Marsha & Henry Laufer
Dr. Frayda Lindemann
Mrs. Ari Rifkin
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Sosnoff
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis K. Williams

Grand Gala Sponsor
Mrs. Veronica Atkins

Christian Van Horn Underwriters
Mr. & Mrs. Sanford Fisher

Craig Terry Underwriters
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Sosnoff

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

Gold Sponsors
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Alderton
Mr. & Mrs. Randell Doane
Mr. & Mrs. David Genser

Silver Aria Underwriters
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Kaufman

Couple’s Sponsors
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Laurans

Patron Sponsors
Mrs. Lisa L. Huertas



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