Diwali ~ Festival of Lights
Carmen at the Villa
An overflow crowd of more than 150 enthusiastic Golden Gate Opera supporters and new friends attended “Celebrate Carmen” on a bright sunny day in June at the beautiful Belvedere-Tiburon Villa of Nelly Timmers and Enrique Ferrer.. A great time was had by all.
Italian Opera Night at the Seahorse Supper Club
A first-time opera dinner show was attended by an overflow crowd! Everyone loved the Italian opera selections, delicious Italian courses, and the exceptional artists performing at Sausalito’s Seahorse Supper Club.
Arias On Top of the World
Another full house party took place in the Tiburon home built by the late Jess Thomas, Wagnerian opera star. Hosted by Teveia Rose Barnes and Alan R. Sankin, everyone including many of their neighbors who also attended, enjoyed the fabulous views, of arias and duets, plus fabulous hors d’ouvres donated by local restaurants and wineries.
Summer Twilight Arias
In August Michelle and Richard Ruff again donated their lovely home in Greenbrae for another opera love fest with favorites and friends.
Verdi’s 200th Birthday Party
In October 2013 at La Villa Encantada, Nellie Timmers and Enrique Ferrer hosted their first event for GGO at their home, organized by Mary Ann Pearson. GGO fans enjoyed the outdoor chef, the commemorative wines created with Verdi’s picture on the label for this event, and of course a repast of live performances samples from almost all of Verdi’s operas.
Marin Goes to the Opera
Hosted by Kurt G. Leswing and Elsa Leung Leswing in San Rafael’s hills, (hostess shown here at the party with Supervisor Kate Sears). Guests were treated to talented youth musicians playing chamber music near the swimming pool, Golden Gate Opera singers in the living room with panorama view, and extraordinary repast at intermission donated by Marin County restaurants.