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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. 


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. 


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

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 CONTACT INFORMATION TICKETS TEL: 206.389.7676 DONORS TEL: 206.389.7669 ADMIN. TEL: 206.389.7600 E-MAIL: 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.


Milkana Brace and Moya Vazquez

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
Cornerstone Advisors
Northwest Bank
Broadmark Capital, LLC

Main Photo © Genevieve Hathaway