Events

Opera Ball 2014

September 5, 2014   5:00 PM

San Francisco City Hall
Opera Guild Event


Dear Opera Lovers,

The pleasure of your company is requested at the opening of San Francisco Opera’s 92nd Season, Opera Ball 2014: Passione. This highly anticipated evening will take place on Friday, September 5th, with a new production of Vincenzo Bellini’s dazzling Norm feeffe  feat uring world-renowned soprano Sondra Radvanosky.

Designed by internationally acclaimed event designer Riccardo Benavides, Opera Ball 2014 will begin at five o’clock as you are escorted down the red carpet by Roman Legionnaires into San Francisco City Hall for an elegant cocktail reception. Guests will then adjourn to Julius Caesar's resplendent imperial palace, for a lavish banquet orchestrated by celebrated caterer, McCalls Catering & Events. At eight o’clock, the curtain will rise at the War Memorial Opera House for the opening night performance of Norma, highlighted by a once-in-a-generation soprano in the role made famous by Maria Callas. Following the dramatic conclusion of Bellini’s opera, patrons will return to City Hall for a night of decadence with cocktails, desserts and dancing the night away.

Annually, more than 60,000 students in over 230 schools throughout Northern California receive the benefits of arts education as only opera can deliver. Please download the Opera Ball order form here.

Sincerely yours,

Teresa Medearis                     Cynthia Schreuder
Co-Chairman                          Co-Chairman
Opera Ball 2014                      Opera Ball 2014

Sponsors

OPENING WEEKEND GRAND SPONSOR
Diane B. Wilsey

PRESENTING SPONSOR
Wells Fargo

COCKTAIL RECEPTION SPONSOR
TriplePoint Capital

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION SPONSOR
Morrison & Foerster LLP

YOUTH EDUCATION SPONSOR
Neiman Marcus Group

SUPPORTING SPONSOR
Nordstrom

LUXURY WATCH & JEWELRY SPONSOR
Cartier

BENEFACTOR PARTY SPONSOR
Baird

LUXURY AUTOMOTIVE SPONSOR
Rolls-Royce Motorcars Los Gatos/Los Gatos Luxury Cars

OFFICIAL AIRLINE
United Airlines

SPARKLING WINE SPONSOR
Roederer Estate

WINE SPONSOR
William Hill Estate Winery®

EVENT DESIGN
J. Riccardo Benavides of Ideas Event Décor & Production

MEDIA SPONSORS
Nob Hill Gazette
Red Carpet Bay Area
Town&Country

SPECIAL THANKS
Drew Altizer Photography
Jack Calhoun & Trent Norris
Satoko Furuta
Soirée Valet
The St. Regis San Francisco
Wilkes Bashford