CO-PRODUCER SOCIETY

Get involved with YOUR opera!

Palm Beach Opera’s Co-Producer Society is an exciting opportunity to ensure that world-class opera thrives in our community.

Because of the generosity of our Co-Producer Society at the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, PBO maintained a healthy financial footing, allowing our organization to keep the staff employed during this critical time. Their support sustained the organization, allowing PBO to pursue a bold and innovative plan to present its first outdoor festival in 2021 at the iTHINK Financial Ampitheatre. Support from the Co-Producer Society will ensure that the 2021 Festival will be a historic success in engaging and growing our PBO family, and continue our momentum leading into the 60th anniversary season in 2022.

With your support, you can directly co-produce one or more of our mainstage productions, or support a specified mainstage sponsorship, such as a Lead Artist Sponsor, Orchestra Sponsor, Costume Sponsor, or a Director Sponsor.

In recognition of the outstanding and generous support of our Co-Producer Society, we provide a great breadth of opportunities and recognition to enhance your experience with Palm Beach Opera. Personalized service, dinners, luncheons, and behind-the-scenes events will make your experience exceptional. PBO staff is working diligently to ensure that a high level of engagement with the company can continue during the pandemic.

For information on joining our 2022 Co-Producer Society, contact David Walker at dwalker@pbopera.org.

2021 Co-Producer Society

(Updated as of April 23)

Executive Producers

Anonymous Donor
Mrs. Ronnie Isenberg, La bohème

Producers

Mrs. Ari Rifkin, Chief Conductor Sponsor

Triple Co-Producers

Mr. Sanford Baklor & Ms. Arlene Kaufman, Opening Night Dinner Sponsors
Isanne & Sanford Fisher, La bohème

Double Co-Producers

Mr. & Mrs. David Genser, La bohème
Mrs. Patricia Lester, in loving memory of Howard Lester
Mr. Nathan Leventhal
Mrs. Karen Tell
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis K. Williams, La bohème

Co-Producers

Cynthia & Theodore Berenson
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Daft, Daft Family Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fromer, Die Zauberflöte
Mickey & Allan Greenblatt, La bohème
Judy & Jerry Kaufman, Associate Conductor and Chorus Master
Mr. Marc Solomon, Solomon Family Foundation Trust, La bohème
Lynne Streim, In Loving Memory of Ed Streim, Pagliacci

Associate Co-Producers

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Alderton, La bohème
Dr. & Mrs. Hans D. Baumann
Mr. & Mrs. Ken Brodlieb, La bohème
Mr. & Mrs. Randell and Rebecca Doane, La bohème
Mrs. Annette Y. Friedland, Pagliacci
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Goldner, La bohème
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gottesman, La bohème
Mrs. Ingrid Kosowsky, Die Zauberflöte
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Laurans

Assistant Co-Producers

Mr. David Brodsky
Mr. & Mrs. David Frisbie
Ms. Barbara Greis & Mr. Howard Gottlieb
Mr. & Mrs. James S. Herscot, La bohème
Mrs. Florence Kaufman
Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Kohl
Drs. Elaine & Peter McCombs, La bohème

2019-2020 Co-Producer Society

PRODUCTION UNDERWRITER

  • The Glenn W. and Cornelia T. Bailey Charitable Foundation, in loving memory of Cornelia T. Bailey, Eugene Onegin

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

  • Mr. & Mrs. William G. Brown, Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Mrs. Ronnie Isenberg, Turandot

PRODUCER

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies, Turandot, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Eugene Onegin
  • Ari Rifkin, Chief Conductor Sponsor, Turandot, Hansel and Gretel &  Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Toni & Martin Sosnoff, Scenery & Costume Underwriters, Turandot

TRIPLE CO-PRODUCER

  • Mr. Sanford Baklor & Ms. Arlene Kaufman, Opening Night Sponsors, Turandot, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Eugene Onegin
  • Mrs. Patricia Lester, in loving memory of Howard Lester, Turandot, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Eugene Onegin

DOUBLE CO-PRODUCER

  • Drs. Marsha and Henry Laufer, Hansel and Gretel & Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Mr. Nathan Leventhal, Il barbiere di Siviglia & Eugene Onegin
  • Mrs. Karen Tell
  • Mr. & Mrs. Dennis K. Williams, Il barbiere di Siviglia & Eugene Onegin

CO-PRODUCER

  • Dr. & Mrs. Hans D. Baumann, Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Cynthia & Theodore Berenson, Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ken Brodlieb, Turandot
  • Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Daft, The Daft Family Foundation, Director Sponsor, Keturah Stickann, Turandot
  • Mr. & Mrs. Randell and Rebecca Doane, Turandot
  • Isanne & Sanford Fisher, Hansel and Gretel, Onegin
  • Mrs. Damaris D.W. Ford, Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fromer, Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Mrs. Martha Ingram
  • Mrs. Ingrid Kosowsky, Eugene Onegin
  • Dr. Donna K. & Mr. John Raggio, Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Israel Schubert, Meridian Capital Group
  • Mr. Marc Solomon, Solomon Family Foundation Trust, Turandot
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ed Streim, Turandot

ASSOCIATE CO-PRODUCER

  • Mrs. Annette Y. Friedland, Turandot
  • Mr. & Mrs. Paul Goldner, Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gottesman, Concertmaster Sponsor, Turandot, Il barbiere di Siviglia,
  • Mrs. Florence Kaufman
  • Judy & Jerry Kaufman, Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ellis J. Parker, Eugene Onegin
  • Mr. & Mrs. John Pohanka, Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Mrs. Sieglinde Wikstrom

ASSISTANT CO-PRODUCER

  • Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Alderton, Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Dr. & Mrs. Robert Biscup
  • Mr. & Mrs. Paul Efron
  • Mr. & Mrs. David Genser
  • Ms. Barbara Greis & Mr. Howard Gottlieb
  • Mickey & Allan Greenblatt, Turandot
  • Mr. & Mrs. David Frisbie
  • Lauren & Gray Hampton III, Turandot
  • Mr. & Mrs. Scott Laurans, Turandot
  • Mr. Michael McCafferty & Mr. Joseph Horton, Eugene Onegin
  • Dr. & Mrs. Peter McCombs
  • Jennifer & James Takats, Eugene Onegin
  • Mr. Marc Wise & Mr. Mariano Morales

CO-PRODUCER SOCIETY EVENT SPONSOR

  • UBS

SPECIAL EVENT AND RECEPTION HOSTS

  • Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Alderton
  • Mr. Sanford Baklor & Ms. Arlene Kaufman
  • Mrs. Florence Kaufman
  • Drs. Marsha and Henry Laufer

2018-2019 Co-Producer Society

PRODUCTION UNDERWRITER

  • The Glenn W. and Cornelia T. Bailey Charitable Foundation, in loving memory of Cornelia T. Bailey, Eugene Onegin

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

  • Mr. & Mrs. William G. Brown, Die Fledermaus
  • Mrs. Ronnie Isenberg, in loving memory of Eugene Isenberg, Don Giovanni
  • Mrs. Ingrid Kosowsky, in loving memory of Dr. David Kosowsky, Don Giovanni

PRODUCERS

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Mrs. Ari Rifkin, Chief Conductor Sponsor, Don Giovanni & Die Fledermaus
  • Mr. & Mrs. Martin Sosnoff, Roles Sponsors, Violetta, Alfredo, and Germont, La traviata

TRIPLE CO-PRODUCER

  • Mr. & Mrs. Sanford Fisher, Rising Stars Concert, Denyce Graves’ Appearance Sponsors, & Die Fledermaus

DOUBLE CO-PRODUCERS

  • Mr. Sanford Baklor & Ms. Arlene Kaufman, Opening Night Sponsors, La traviata
  • Drs. Marsha & Henry Laufer, Rising Stars Concert & La traviata
  • Mrs. Patricia Lester, in loving memory of Howard Lester, La traviata
  • Mr. Nathan Leventhal, Don Giovanni & Die Fledermaus
  • Mrs. Karen Tell, Die Fledermaus
  • Mr. & Mrs. Dennis K. Williams, La traviata & Don Giovanni

CO-PRODUCERS

  • Dr. & Mrs. Hans D. Baumann, Die Fledermaus
  • Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Daft, The Daft Family Foundation, Director Sponsor, Fabio Ceresa, La traviata
  • Mrs. Florence Kaufman, Die Fledermaus
  • Dr. Donna K. & Mr. John Raggio, Die Fledermaus
  • Israel Schubert, Managing Director, Meridian Capital Group, Die Fledermaus
  • Mr. Marc S. Solomon, Solomon Family Foundation Trust, La traviata
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ed Streim, Don Giovanni

ASSOCIATE CO-PRODUCERS

  • Mrs. Annette Y. Friedland, Die Fledermaus
  • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fromer, La traviata
  • Mr. & Mrs. Paul Goldner, Die Fledermaus
  • Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gottesman, Concertmaster Sponsor, La traviata, Don Giovanni & Die Fledermaus
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ellis J. Parker, La traviata
  • Mr. & Mrs. John Pohanka, Die Fledermaus

ASSISTANT CO-PRODUCERS

  • Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Alderton, Don Giovanni
  • Dr. & Mrs. Robert Biscup, Die Fledermaus
  • Mr. & Mrs. David Brodsky, La traviata
  • Mr. & Mrs. Paul Efron, Don Giovanni
  • Mr. & Mrs. David Genser, La traviata
  • Ms. Barbara Greis & Mr. Howard Gottlieb, La traviata
  • Mr. & Mrs. Gray Hampton, Die Fledermaus
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Kaufman, Don Giovanni
  • Mr. & Mrs. Scott Laurans, La traviata
  • Mr. Michael McCafferty & Mr. Joseph Horton, Die Fledermaus
  • Mr. & Mrs. James Takats, Don Giovanni
  • Mrs. Sieglinde Wikstrom, Die Fledermaus
  • Mr. Marc E. Wise & Mr. Mariano Morales, Die Fledermaus

2017-2018 Co-Producer Society

EXECUTIVE CO-PRODUCERS

  • Mr. & Mrs. William G. Brown, Le nozze di Figaro
  • The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, in loving memory of Cornelia Bailey, Candide
  • Mrs. Ronnie Isenberg, in loving memory of Eugene Isenberg, Tosca

PRODUCERS

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies, Opera @ The Waterfront, Tosca, Candide, & Le nozze di Figaro
  • Toni & Martin Sosnoff, Ron Raines and Denyce Graves Appearance Sponsor, Candide
  • Mrs. Ari Rifkin, Chief Conductor Sponsor, Tosca & Candide

DOUBLE PRODUCERS

  • Mr. & Mrs. Howard Lester, Tosca & Le nozze di Figaro
  • Mr. & Mrs. Dennis K. Williams, Tosca & Le nozze di Figaro

SINGLE PRODUCERS

  • Mr. Sanford Baklor & Ms. Arlene Kaufman, Candide Opening Night Sponsors
  • Dr. & Mrs. Hans D. Baumann, Le nozze di Figaro
  • Douglas & Delphine Daft, The Daft Family Foundation, Role Sponsor, Countess, Le nozze di Figaro
  • Isanne and Sanford Fisher, Tosca
  • Mrs. Damaris D.W. Ford, Candide
  • Mr. & Mrs. Amin Khoury, Tosca
  • Dr. & Mrs. David I. Kosowsky, Le nozze di Figaro
  • Drs. Marsha & Henry Laufer, Season Opening Celebration & Tosca
  • Mr. Nathan Leventhal, Tosca
  • Mrs. Lois Pope, Tosca
  • Israel Schubert, Managing Director, Meridian Capital Group, Le nozze di Figaro
  • Mr. Marc S. Solomon, Solomon Family Foundation Trust, Tosca

ASSOCIATE CO-PRODUCERS

  • Dr. Elizabeth Bowden, Tosca
  • Mr. & Mrs. John Domenico, Tosca
  • Mrs. Annette Y. Friedland, Le nozze di Figaro
  • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fromer, Tosca
  • Mr. & Mrs. Paul Goldner, Tosca
  • Merrill & Charles Gottesman, Season Concert Master Sponsor
  • Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Hardwick, Tosca
  • Mr. & Mrs. John Pohanka, Tosca
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ed Streim, Candide
  • Mrs. Karen Tell, Candide

ASSISTANT PRODUCERS

  • Anonymous, Le nozze di Figaro
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery Alderton, Le nozze di Figaro
  • Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Bent, Tosca
  • Ms. Barbara Greis & Mr. Howard Gottlieb, Candide
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Guild, Le nozze di Figaro
  • Mr. & Mrs. Scott Laurans, Tosca
  • Mr. Michael McCafferty & Mr. Joseph Horton, Candide
  • Dr. & Mrs. John Strasswimmer, Le nozze di Figaro
  • Mr. & Mrs. James Takats, Tosca
  • Mrs. Sieglinde Wikstrom, Le nozze di Figaro