The Opera Gala, A Season Opening Celebration
Thank you to everyone who helped make our
2014 Gala a resounding success.
Together, we raised $650,000
to support BLO and its Emerging Artists!
The night began with a grand pre-opera dinner at the Citi Performing Arts Center’s℠ Wang Theatre, followed by the premiere of a glorious new production of Verdi’s La Traviata. The celebration continued back at the Wang with a sparkling Gala After-Party with the cast following the performance.
Thank you to Honorary Chair Governor Deval L. Patrick, Gala Chair Lynn Dale, and Vice-Chair Barbara Winter Glauber for stewarding such a successful event. Additional gratitude goes to ALPS; Amy Kimball Events; AV Presentations; Be Our Guest; Boston Valet, The Catered Affair; the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM; Lynn Dale Events; toUch Performance Art and Winston Flowers for everything you did to transform the Wang into turn-of-the-century Paris!
Learn more about our Emerging Artists and how you can support them.
Photos from The Opera Gala and the Gala After-Party
photos: Michael Blanchard for Boston Lyric Opera © 2014
Wang house and gala stage
waiters in line in lobby
Linda Cabot Black, Carl Karandjeff and
David and Karen Firestone, Barbara Winter Glauber, Gala Co-Chair
Steve Akin, Chair, Board of Directors; Jane Akin, Board of Directors; Taylor Bodman; Willa Bodman, Co-Chair, Board of Overseers
Gala guests enjoying cocktail hour
ToUch performers welcoming Jeannie Ackerman Curhan, Joe Williams, Anita Loscalzo, and Beverly St. Clair
Guests seated for the dinner
Temple Gill and Christopher Yens
Lynn Dale, Gala Chair
ToUch performers getting ready to welcome
guests to the After-Party
Gwendalyn Szeto and Michael Szeto
Evan Ricker, Mara Bonde and Nicholas Russell, Director of Artistic Operations
Soprano Anya Matanovic (Violetta) and baritone Weston Hurt (Giorgio Germont)
Tenor Michael Wade Lee (Alfredo Germont)
Lynn Dale, Gala Chair; Esther Nelson, General & Artistic Director; La Traviata artists and creative team
ToUch performer and Willa Bodman
Soprano Anya Matanovic (Violetta) & her husband John Roche
Rafael Quintanar (right) & guest
Graham Wright and BLO Emerging Artist
Lynn Dale, Gala Chair and Steve Akin, Chair, Board of Directors
Suki and Miguel de Bragança
Faith Tibero, Ray and Maria Stata
ToUch group photo