2023 GALA — AN EVENING WITH PIOTR BECZAŁA
6:30PM, Monday, February 6, 2023
The Breakers Palm Beach

Save the date for an exclusive celebration of opera, elegance, and entertainment on Monday, February 6 at The Breakers Palm Beach. Enjoy an elegant dinner and experience the artistry of world-renowned tenor Piotr Beczała.

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 Piotr Beczała

Piotr Beczała is one of the most sought-after tenors of our time and a constant guest in the world’s leading opera houses. The Polish-born artist is acclaimed not only for the beauty of his voice but also for his ardent commitment to each character he portrays. In addition to his operatic work, he has sung many of the great vocal works with the world’s most distinguished orchestras and maestri.

“The kind of voice you want to hang medals on.”
—OPERA News

 


Gala Chairs
Merrill and Charles Gottesman

Grand Gala Sponsor
Mrs. Veronica Atkins

Gala Council

Carole Haarmann Acunto & Stefano Acunto
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Alderton
Mrs. Veronica Atkins
Mr. Sanford Baklor
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Biscup
Mr. & Mrs. William G. Brown
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Desnick
Mr. & Mrs. Randell Doane
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Efron
Mr. & Mrs. Sanford Fisher
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fromer
Mr. & Mrs. David Genser
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gottesman
Judy & Jerry Kaufman
Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Kohl
Drs. Marsha & Henry Laufer
Dr. Frayda Lindemann
Dr. Donna K. & Mr. John Raggio
Mrs. Ari Rifkin
Mr. Marc S. Solomon
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Sosnoff
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Williams

PIOTR BECZAŁA UNDERWRITERS
Dr. Donna K. & Mr. John Raggio

BENENSON YOUNG ARTIST & BAILEY APPRENTICE ARTIST UNDERWRITERS
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Desnick

PLATINUM SPONSORS
Mr. & Mrs. William G. Brown
Mr. & Mrs. Randell Doane
Mr. & Mrs. Sanford Fisher
Drs. Marsha & Henry Laufer

GOLD SPONSORS
Carole Haarmann Acunto & Stefano Acunto
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Alderton
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Biscup
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Efron
Mr. & Mrs. David Genser
Mrs. Ari Rifkin
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Sosnoff
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis K. Williams

BRYAN WAGORN UNDERWRITER
Dr. Frayda Lindemann

DÉCOR UNDERWRITERS
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fromer

EVENING MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT UNDERWRITERS
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gottesman

COCKTAIL RECEPTION UNDERWRITERS
Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Kohl

GOLD RECITAL ARIA UNDERWRITERS
Judy & Jerry Kaufman

Gala Keepsake Underwriter
Mr. Marc S. Solomon

Major Sponsor’s Cocktail Reception
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Alderton

Silver Sponsors
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Desnick
Mrs. Florence Kaufman
Mrs. Paulette Koch

Fine Wine Underwriters
Mr. & Mrs. David Herwitz

Bronze Sponsors
Dr. Louise Cohen
Barbara Greis & Howard Gottlieb
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Hoffman
Mrs. Ingrid Kosowsky
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Kozloff
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Laurans, Laurans Family Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation
Ms. Susanne Stroh
Mr. & Mrs. James Takats
Mr. David Valkema

SILVER RECITAL ARIA UNDERWRITERS
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Indursky
Mr. & Mrs. Martin McGuinn
Nathan Leventhal & Katherine E. Brown
The International Society of Palm Beach, Judith Debus Zerfoss, President, In Memory of Hermé de Wyman Miro

COUPLE SPONSORS
Naomi Alexandroff-Brest & David Kaplan
Mr. David Brodsky
Ellen Still Brooks
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Brown
Mr. & Mrs. Jan Burman
Ms. Anne Carmichael
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cohen
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Dweck
Mr. & Mrs. Elliott Eisen
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Epstein
Mr. & Mrs. Lee Feld
Mr. & Mrs. Alan Goldberg
Deborah Goldberg & Michael Winter
Barbara Goldfarb Tepperman & Fred Tepperman
Mrs. Arlette Gordon
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hale
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Horowitz
Mr. Robert Kraus & Ms. Anne Hummel
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Katz
Sam Lehrman & Maureen Kelly
Nancy & Paul Levy
Vicki and Arthur Loring
Drs. Peter & Elaine McCombs
Drs. John & Daisy Merey
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Mooney
Mrs. Lois Pope
Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Satter
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Schottenstein
Mr. & Mrs. John Shalam
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Shapiro
Dr. Jeffrey Sobell & Mr. Kyle Kuvalanka
Melissa Sullivan
John & Hinda Snyder
Ms. Nancy Yanofsky

PATRON SPONSORS
Mrs. Lisa L. Huertas
Ms. Marjorie J. Marks
Ms. Anka Palitz
Mrs. Darlene Rebak
Ms. Alice Snyder
Ms. Renée Steinberg
Mrs. Linda Taub

Friends of the Opera
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Dephoure
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Fiverson
Beth & Marc Goldberg
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Lager
Ms. Elizabeth Starr
Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Wilkins

To join the Host Committee or Gala Council, please contact David Walker, General & Artistic Director, at dwalker@pbopera.org or 561-835-7563.