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Donor Events

40th Anniversary Opera Gala: Friday, September 23, 2016

On Friday, September 23, 2016 supporters gathered to celebrate the launch of BLO’s 40th Anniversary Season and pay tribute to representatives of the companies that came together to form BLO 40 years ago. Guests enjoyed a festive cocktail hour in the Boston Opera House, followed by the bi-coastal premiere of Calixto Bieito’s Carmen, and a twilight dinner at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston.

All Photos from the Evening



Thank you to the following individuals and businesses who supported this event:


Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Steven P. Akin, Board Chair 2006-2015
Alicia Cooney, Board Chair 2003-2006
Horace H. Irvine II, Board Chair 1990-1995
Sherif A. Nada, Board Chair 1999-2003
Michael J. Puzo, Board Chair 2015 – Present


Linda Cabot Black, Opera New England
Frederic Cohen, New England Regional Opera
Kenneth Freed, Boston Opera Theatre
Philip Morehead, New England Chamber Opera Group
Ernest Triplett, Associate Artists Opera


Willa Bodman


Sarah Ashby
Ann Beha
Linda Cabot Black
Miguel and Suki de Bragança
Jessica Donohue
Barbara Winter Glauber
Danielle Schmidt Horowitz
Andrew Marconi
Gregory E. Moore and Wynne W. Szeto
Cosmo and Jane Papa
Samuel Parkinson
Rusty Rolland
Holly Safford
Wendy Shattuck and Samuel Plimpton
Simone R. Williamson


Jane and Steven Akin
Ms. Ann Beha and Mr. Robert A. Radloff
Linda Cabot Black
Willa and Taylor Bodman
Dr. and Mrs. Eric and Elaine Bucher
Mrs. Edmund Cabot
Gerard and Sherryl Cohen
Alicia Cooney
Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski
Wayne Davis and Ann Merrifield
Miguel and Suki de Bragança
Barbara and Robert Glauber
Nick and Marjorie Greville
Mimi Hewlett
Horace H. Irvine II
Pamela S. Kunkemueller
Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Anita Loscalzo
Ms. Abigail Mason
Gregory E. Moore and Wynne W. Szeto
D. Cosmo and Jane P. Papa
Janet and Irv Plotkin
William and Helen Pounds
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Puzo
Allison K. Ryder and David B. Jones
David and Marie Louise Scudder
Wendy Shattuck and Sam Plimpton
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stata
State Street Corporation
Mr. Richard Trant
Sandra A. Urie and Frank F. Herron
Dr. Robert and Lydia Kenton Walsh


Be Our Guest
The Catered Affair
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
Winston Flowers