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Valentine’s Opera Night Benefit
Friday, February 13, 2015 at
the Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club

February 2, 2015 (Sausalito, CA)—Marin County’s Golden Gate Opera (GGO) is pleased to announce it will be holding a Valentine’s Celebration of Romantic Opera and Broadway love songs, “Fall in Love with Opera” on Friday, February 13, 2015 6:30 p.m. at the Sausalito Seahorse Supper Club.  The Valentine’s Day themed event is a benefit to raise funds to bring Opera to the youth of Marin County.

 This event will feature professional artists including tenor Raymond Chavez, sopranos Olga Chernisheva and Jenny Matteucci, and pianist Daniel Lockert.  Songs, arias and duets in 2 acts accompanied by piano, with selections introduced by the emcee will include opera favorites La Bohème, La Traviata, Tosca’s “Il bel Sogno di Doretta”, and famous Italian songs like “Caro Mio Ben” and “O Sole Mio“, plus romantic selections from West Side Story.

 The evening’s festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. where guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of delicious Prosecco. At 7:00 p.m. a decadent four course meal will be served that will include appetizers, pasta, attendee’s choice of fish, Cornish game hen, or vegetarian main course, and dessert.  At 7:30 p.m. the evening performances will begin.  The Seahorse Supper Club is located at 305 Harbor Way, Sausalito California.

Cost to attend the benefit is $75 per person, including tax and tip. There will be a no host bar.  There is limited seating and reservations need to be made by February 11, 2015, and can be made online at  Direct link for tickets is


Net proceeds from this benefit event will be used to support Golden Gate Opera’s 2015 – 2016 School Program, including bringing the anti-bullying opera The Boy Who Grew Too Fast by Gian Carlo Menotti, to Marin County Schools in the Fall of 2015.  Part of each reservation is tax-deductible according to the extent of the law.


To learn more about this event or Golden Gate Opera, contact Executive Director Roberta Wain-Becker via email at or at (415) 339-9546.

 Golden Gate Opera is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization established in 1996 with a mission to enrich the community’s experience by providing access to a myriad of fine arts found in live, professional opera, and to inspire people of all ages, cultures and economic backgrounds to appreciate the arts and learning through high-quality performances and educational programs.  To date, more than 100,000 children have been enriched, educated and empowered by Golden Gate Opera’s In-School Opera Assemblies; classroom performances; and full theater performances.

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