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.

2023 Co-Producer Society

(Updated as of Nov. 11)

Production Underwriter
The Cornelia T. Bailey Charitable Trust, in loving memory of Cornelia T. Bailey

Executive Producers
Anonymous, Falstaff

Producers
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Madama Butterfly, Così fan tutte, Falstaff
Mrs. Ari Rifkin, Chief Conductor Sponsor
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Sosnoff, Madama Butterfly

Triple Co-Producers
Mr. Sanford Baklor, Opening Night Performances Sponsor, In Memory of Ms. Arlene Kaufman

Double Co-Producers
Mrs. Lynn Streim, Madama Butterfly

Co-Producers
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Daft, The Daft Family Foundation, Conductor Sponsor, Carol Montanaro, Madama Butterfly
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Desnick, Così fan tutte
Mr. & Mrs. Randell Doane, Falstaff
Mrs. Martha Ingram, Madama Butterfly

Associate Co-Producers
Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Goldner
Judy & Jerry Kaufman, Resident Artist Showcase Performance Underwriters
Laurans Family Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation, Madama Butterfly
Mr. Todd Lazenby, Così fan tutte
Sam Lehrman & Maureen Kelly, Madama Butterfly
Mr. Marc S. Solomon, Solomon Family Foundation Trust, Madama Butterfly

Assistant Co-Producers
Frisbie Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Falstaff
Mr. & Mrs. David Genser, Falstaff
Mr. & Mrs. James Herscot, Così fan tutte
Dr. & Mrs. Peter J. Linden, The Faith Golding Foundation, Inc., Madama Butterfly
Drs. Peter & Elaine McCombs, Così fan tutte
Mr. & Mrs. James Takats, Falstaff


2022 Co-producer Society

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 GretelIl 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
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

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-Producers
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