Donor Events

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

Join us for this celebration of BLO’s past, present, and future, in which we will be honoring the founding members of the companies that came together to form BLO 40 years ago.

 

5:30PM Pre-Performance Cocktails
Upper and Lower Lobbies, Boston Opera House
539 Washington St

7:00PM East Coast Gala Premiere of Calixto Bieito’s Carmen
Boston Opera House
539 Washington St

10:00PM Gala Dinner
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
10 Avery Street

Creative Black Tie | Valet and self-parking is available at THE Ritz-Carlton, Boston

HONORARY CHAIRS

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

HONOREES

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

GALA HOST

Willa Bodman

GALA COMMITTEE

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

CURRENT SPONSORS

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
Lynne 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
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
Wendy Shattuck and Sam Plimpton
State Street Corporation
Mr. Richard Trant
Sandra A. Urie and Frank F. Herron


SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Purchase a table or ticket online, or contact Erin Coffey: ecoffey@blo.org or 617.542.4912 x227.

$40,000 – Ruby Sponsorship

  • Twelve tickets to the pre-performance cocktail hour in the Boston Opera House
  • Twelve tickets to the Opening Night performance of Carmen
  • Guaranteed premium seating with guests at Carmen
  • Premium seating for your group of up to twelve guests at dinner
  • Recognition in the Carmen program book
  • Complimentary valet parking for you and your guests
  • Recognition as Sponsor of the Gala premiere of BLO’s Carmen on all Gala-related materials
  • Opportunity to sponsor a Member of the Cast, Creative or Artistic Teams
  • Special discounted room rate at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston for the night of the Gala for table host

$20,000 – Emerald Sponsorship

  • Ten tickets to the pre-performance cocktail hour in the Boston Opera House
  • Ten tickets to the Opening Night performance of Carmen
  • Guaranteed preferred seating with guests at Carmen
  • Table of ten with preferred seating at dinner
  • Recognition in the Carmen program book
  • Complimentary valet parking for you and your guests
  • Opportunity to sponsor a Featured Orchestra Member
  • Special discounted room rate at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston for the night of the Gala for table host

$10,000 – Sapphire Sponsorship

  • Eight tickets to the pre-performance cocktail hour in the Boston Opera House
  • Eight select tickets to the Opening Night performance of Carmen
  • Table of eight at dinner
  • Recognition in the Carmen program book
  • Complimentary valet parking for table host

$5,000 – Gold Sponsorship

  • Two select tickets to cocktail hour, the performance, and the Gala dinner
  • Recognition in the Carmen program book
  • Complimentary valet parking

$750

  • One select ticket to cocktail hour, the performance, and the Gala dinner

 


Photos from The 2015 Opera Gala and Gala After-Party

photos: Pierce Harman for Boston Lyric Opera © 2015


Featuring intimate performances by BLO-favorite Kelly Kaduce, (Mimì in the 2015/16 Season’s opening production of La Bohème), and acclaimed Canadian tenor Roger Honeywell, (Count Danilo in BLO’s 2015/16 Season production of The Merry Widow),