On Monday, August 25 General Director David Gockley accepted San Francisco Ballet's challenge
to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Not only that, but Music Director Nicola Luisotti and six members of our executive staff stepped up to the challenge as well! On the front steps of the War Memorial Opera House and in front of a crowd of opera staffers and passers-by, the leadership of San Francisco Opera soaked each other with ice cold water in order to raise awareness for ALS (also known as Lou Gherig's disease). In addition, the opera gave a donation to the Les Turner ALS Foundation
in honor of Jean Koplos, mother of our Director of Electronic Media, Jessica Koplos. Keep reading to see San Francisco Opera's top brass get soaked, and watch the video to find out who WE challenged to dunk themselves next.
All photos by Steve Long.