Co-Producer Society

Palm Beach Opera’s Co-Producer Society is an exciting opportunity to ensure that world-class opera thrives in our community. The quality of our productions is internationally recognized and is made possible in part by the generosity of our growing Co-Producer family. Our goal through this program is to have each production, which costs an average of $850,000, fully underwritten. Your commitment to Palm Beach Opera as a member of the Co-Producer Society makes us a vital arts organization and an important contributor to the culture and quality of life in South Florida. Joining the Co-Producer Society is an investment in mainstage artistic quality, as well as community impact and enjoyment.

In recognition of the outstanding and generous support of our Co-Producers, we provide a great breadth of opportunities and recognition to enhance your experience with Palm Beach Opera. Personalized service, dinners, luncheons, artist meet and greets, and behind-the-scenes events will make your experience exceptional.

With your support, you can choose to directly Co-Produce one or more of our mainstage productions, or support a specified mainstage sponsorship such as, but not limited to, a Lead Artist Sponsor, Orchestra Sponsor, Costume Sponsor, or a Stage Director Sponsor.

For information on joining our 2022 Co-Producer Society contact General & Artistic Director David Walker at dwalker@pbopera.org.

2022 Co-Producer Society

(Updated as of January 1)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Anonymous

PRODUCERS
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Mrs. Ari Rifkin, Chief Conductor Sponsor
Martin & Toni Sosnoff, Carmen

TRIPLE CO-PRODUCERS
Mr. Sanford Baklor & Ms. Arlene Kaufman, Opening Night Dinner Sponsors

DOUBLE CO-PRODUCERS
Mr. & Mrs. David Genser
Ms. Patricia Lester, in loving memory of Howard Lester
Mrs. Karen Tell

CO-PRODUCERS
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Daft, The Daft Family Foundation, Director Sponsor, Fenlon Lamb, The Elixir of Love
Mrs. Damaris D. W. Ford, The Merry Widow
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gottesman
Judy & Jerry Kaufman, Dido and Aeneas
Drs. Marsha & Henry Laufer, Dido and Aeneas
Mr. Nathan Leventhal
Mrs. Lynn Pohanka, in loving memory of John Pohanka
Mr. Marc Solomon, Solomon Family Foundation Trust, Carmen

ASSOCIATE CO-PRODUCERS
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Goldner
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Laurans, Carmen
Mrs. Sieglande Wickstrom

ASSISTANT CO-PRODUCERS
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Alderton, The Merry Widow
Mr. David Brodsky, The Elixir of Love
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Desnick, Carmen
Mr. & Mrs. Allan Greenblatt

CO-PRODUCER SOCIETY EVENT UNDERWRITERS
Dr. Marsha & Henry Laufer, 60th Anniversary Season Opening Celebration Dinner
Mr. & Mrs. David Genser, 60th Anniversary Season Opening Cocktail Reception

2021 CO-PRODUCER SOCIETY

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
  • Lynn 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 PRODUCERS

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

PRODUCERS

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

TRIPLE CO-PRODUCERS

  • 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-PRODUCERS

  • 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-PRODUCERS

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, Eugene 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-PRODUCERS

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-PRODUCERS

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

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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

  • 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

  • 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