Events

Opera Ball 2012

September 7, 2012   5:00 PM

Opera Ball Pavilion
Opera Guild Event
San Francisco Opera Guild kicked off the opening of San Francisco Opera’s 90th Anniversary Season with Opera Ball 2012, Notte di Spendore: A 90th Anniversary Celebration. This highly anticipated, exciting evening took place Friday, September 7th at the War Memorial Opera House and featured Giuseppe Verdi’s brilliant and dramatic Rigoletto conducted by Music Director Nicola Luisotti.
 
Festivities included an elegant cocktail reception followed by a dinner feast fit for the Duke of Mantua, orchestrated by the acclaimed caterer McCall Associates.  The majestic, tented Opera Ball Pavilion, designed by renowned event architect Robert Fountain, welcomed guests back for cocktails, dessert and dancing the night away after the conclusion of the performance of Rigoletto.


 
                                    OPENING WEEKEND GRAND SPONSOR
                                        Diane B. Wilsey


                               PRESENTING SPONSOR

                                                               

                                


           JEWELRY SPONSOR               SUPPORTING
                                                              SPONSOR

                                                                                                            
                                       Joan & David Traitel
                                              
  

LUXURY AUTOMOTIVE
SPONSOR



 
OFFICIAL AIRLINE




 
CATERING



 
EVENT DESIGN


 
TENTED PAVILION
SPONSOR


 
ENTERTAINMENT


 
WINE SPONSOR


 
 SPARKLING WINE
SPONSOR


 
 LOCAL MEDIA
SPONSOR

NATIONAL MEDIA
 SPONSOR


 

                                           SPECIAL THANKS
                                                                        
                                                            
Satoko Furuta
                                                                          Soiree Valet 
                                                                   Marci & Lou Palatella


 

Sponsors

90th Anniversary Honorary Chairmen
Cynthia Fry Gunn
Jeannik Méquet Littlefield
Diane B. Wilsey
 
Co-Chairmen
Cathy MacNaughton
Diane Rubin
 
President
Ann Girard
 
Honorary Committee
Nancy & Joachim Bechtle
Barbara Brookins-Schneider
Jack Calhoun & Trent Norris
Laura & Robert Cory
Dagmar & Ray Dolby
Carol & Dixon Doll
Ann & Gordon Getty
Cynthia Fry Gunn & John A. Gunn
Leslie & George Hume
Dorothy & Bradford Jeffries
Ann & Charles B. Johnson
Catherine & Franklin Johnson
Angus A. MacNaughton
Anne Marie & Stephen Massocca
Marissa Mayer & Zachary Bogue
Teresa & Mark Medearis
Nicola Minor & Robert Mailer Anderson
Betty & Hiro Ogawa
Dorothy & Kenneth Paige
Mary & Gary Pinkus
Judith & John Renard
Maria Manetti Shrem & Jan Shrem
Charlotte & George Shultz
Susan Tamagni
Dianne & Tad Taube
S. Shariq Yosufzai
 
Committee
Elizabeth Birka-White
Romana Bracco
Alisa Burgess-Blajwas
Laurie Chase
Robyn Coles
Mary Corroon
Ena Cratsenburg              
Shannon Cronan
Olivia Hsu Decker
Lynne Edminster
Sandra Farris
Marci Flanery
Chandra Friese
Linle Froeb
Ann Girard
Barbara Henry
Sallie Huntting
Arlene Inch
Katie Jarman
Diana Kissil
Victoria Kornblum
Karen Kubin             
Esty Lawrie Landy
Nafiseh Lindberg
Brenda MacLean
Charlot Malin
Kathy McEligot
Marsha Monro
Jane Mudge
Maria Pitcairn
Mary Poland
Cynthia Schreuder
Jackie Shinefield
Mai Shiver
Elisa Stephens
CJ Van Pelt
Marilyn Timoney
Barbara Walkowski
Eve Wertsch
Toni Wolfson
Linda Zider
Virginia Ziegler