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Seattle Opera.

2017 Seattle Opera Gala: Beyond the Stage

Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 6:00 PM

Fairmont Olympic Hotel | 411 University Street

Complimentary Valet Provided

What a wonderful event! Thanks to your participation and generosity, the 2017 Seattle Opera Gala: Beyond the Stage was a tremendous success, raising $325,000 in net proceeds in support of Seattle Opera and its Education and Community Engagement programs!

The 2017 Gala was such a spectacular time for our entire opera family. Beginning with the Youth Opera "Crescendo" Chorus performance and ending with The Magic Flute artists feature, the evening was truly emblematic of the opera magic your support brings to life each season. You not only bring world-class opera to the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall stage, but also help create and support free or low-admission community programs for students, seniors, and others throughout the Puget Sound region.

Whether you were in attendance to revel in the fun, or if you were participating from afar, we thank you for your support and for helping ensure our future. 

AUCTION 

The silent auction was a great success - thank you to those who donated items or experiences! To explore the auction items, click here. 

This year's Gala also featured a live auction and Raise the Paddle led by experienced fundraising auctioneer Ron Hippe of Northup Fundraising Auctions. 

EVENT TIMELINE

6:00 PM | Silent Auction & Cocktail Reception
7:20 PM | Welcome Remarks
7:25 PM | Youth Opera "Crescendo" Chorus Performance
7:35 PM | Dinner
8:10 PM | Live Auction
8:40 PM | Teen Opera Studio Performance
8:50 PM | Raise The Paddle
9:10 PM | Dessert
9:30 PM | The Magic Flute Artists Performance
9:50 PM | Live Music & Dancing

MENU

First Course
Painted Baby Romaine Leaves, Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, Creamy Caesar Dressing

Entrees
Soy and Maple Salmon with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes, Spiced Green Beans and Umami Butter Sauce
or
Spinach and Wild Mushroom Pie, Mascarpone and Tarragon
or
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs, Farmhouse Brie Whipped Potato, Rainbow Carrot Mix

Dessert
Blackberry Sambuca Cake with White Chocolate

 

Tables

Premier Table – $15,000

(FMV $1,145)
Special Seattle Opera Gift
Premier dinner seating for ten; an artist will join your table
Invitation for ten to VIP Party in a private home
Complimentary valet parking for your guests at Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Verbal recognition in event remarks
Name recognition in all event materials
Name recognition in The Magic Flute Encore Arts Program Book

Benefactor Table – $10,000

(FMV $1,071)
Premier dinner seating for ten; an artist will join your table
Invitation for four to VIP Party in a private home
Complimentary valet parking for you and your guests at Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Verbal recognition in event remarks
Name recognition in all event materials
Name recognition in The Magic Flute Encore Arts Program Book

Patron Table – $5,000

(FMV $1,043)
Premier dinner seating for ten
Invitation for two to VIP Party in a private home
Complimentary valet parking for you and your guests at Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Name recognition in all event materials
Name recognition in The Magic Flute Encore Arts Program Book

Under 40? Patron Tables for 50% off!

$2,500 includes all Patron Table benefits listed above (FMV $1,058)
Birth date verification required for table host.

Tickets

Premier Ticket – $1,500

(FMV $143)
Dinner seating for one
Invitation for one to VIP Party in a private home
Complimentary valet parking at Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Name recognition in The Magic Flute Encore Arts Program Book

Benefactor Ticket – $1,000

(FMV $128)
Dinner seating for one
Invitation for one to VIP Party in a private home
Complimentary valet parking at Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Patron Ticket – $500

(FMV $114)
Dinner seating for one
Complimentary valet parking at Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Under 40? Patron Ticket for 50% off!

$250 includes all Patron Tickets benefits listed above (FMV $129)
Birth date verification required for each ticket purchased.

Add to Calendar 4/22/2017 6:00:00 PM 4/22/2017 12:00:00 AM America/Vancouver 2017 Seattle Opera Gala: Beyond the Stage Thank you to those who joined us for this festive occasion! This calendar entry does not serve as confirmation of ticket purchase or event registration. To view a record of your ticketed performances and events, please visit seattleopera.org/my-account/. CONTACT INFORMATION TICKETS TEL: 206.389.7676 DONORS TEL: 206.389.7669 ADMIN. TEL: 206.389.7600 E-MAIL: seattle.opera@seattleopera.org Fairmont Olympic Hotel | 411 University Street
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Special thanks to these key individuals for their support of Seattle Opera's 2017 Gala: Beyond the Stage.

Co-Chairs

Milkana Brace and Moya Vazquez

Committee
Marla Beck, Patricia Blaise-Caves, Barbara Buchman, Susan Buske, Dr. Gregory Chan, Carolyn Eagan, Adam Fountain, Erika Nesholm, Steve Phelps, Nancy Ritzenthaler, Paula Stokes, Susanne M. Wakefield, Ph.D.

Premier Table Hosts
Eugene and Jean Stark, Ann P. Wyckoff

Benefactor Table Hosts
Barbara and Joe Buchman and Lenore Hanauer, Brian Marks and Carol Maione, John Sullivan and Paula Stokes, Jay and Susanne Wakefield

Patron Table Hosts
Milkana and Colin Brace, Toby Bright and Nancy Ward, Christopher and Carolyn Eagan, Eric Hawley and Gwen Lowery, Ron Hosogi and Marla Beck, Nesholm Family Foundation, Maryanne Tagney and David Jones

Corporate Sponsors
Boeing
Cornerstone Advisors
Northwest Bank
Broadmark Capital, LLC

Main Photo © Genevieve Hathaway