Ciao, Opera Mavens. Warm up for the holidays with these celebrations!
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA GUILD EAST BAY CHAPTER
Adler Fellows Concert – Members and guests are invited to a special performance by soprano Jacqueline Piccolino and tenor A.J. Glueckert accompanied by pianist Robert Mollicone; wine and light refreshments served afterwards. Tickets $45; proceeds benefit education programs for students grades K-12 and young singers in the Merola Opera and Adler Fellowship programs.
Sat Oct 25 at 5pm, Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Ave, Oakland
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA GUILD SONOMA COUNTY CHAPTER
An Intimate Evening with Mark Delavan – Benefit for Opera a la Carte schools program. Tickets $50 per person, students half price, pay at the door; RSVP Neva Turer at ,707-539-1220.
Mon Oct 27 at 6pm, Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA GUILD PENINSULA CHAPTER
Friendly Fall Gathering – Member appreciation event, non-members welcome; includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and special discounted cash bar (does not include hotel parking at $2 per hour). Cost: $7 if payment received by Nov 5, otherwise $10 at the door. Send advance payment to SFOG, Peninsula Chapter, 265 Marmona Ct, Menlo Park CA 94025.
Sat Nov 8 at 3pm, Cardinal Club Lounge, Sheraton Hotel, 625 El Camino, Palo Alto
OPERA SAN JOSE www.operasj.org or 408-437-4450
Opening Night Reception – Meet OSJ’s new General Director Larry Hancock, new Music Director Joseph Marcheso, and members of The Italian Girl in Algiers cast following the opening night performance; includes prosecco and wine, savories and dessert, coffee or tea. $50 per person; advance tickets only, no sales at the door.
Sat Nov 15 at 11pm, Sainte Claire Hotel, 302 So Market St, San Jose
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA GUILD
A Paris Holiday: Dinner on the Opera House Stage – Join us as we honor renowned opera supporter and philanthropist Diane B. Wilsey. Festivities begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the lobby of the Opera House; immediately following, guests will be led onstage where they will be transported to 19th century Paris for dinner and dancing on the set of La Bohème. Tickets start at $750; proceeds benefit SFOG’s educational programs throughout Northern California.
Mon Dec 1 at 6pm, War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
FESTIVAL OPERA www.festivalopera.org or 925-944-9610
Holiday Gala – Enjoy an evening of elegant dining and vocal performances by soprano Shawnette Sulker and bass-baritone Kirk Eichelberger; includes wine reception, silent and live auctions, and valet parking. $125 per person through Nov 3, $150 thereafter; tables of 10 receive special gifts. RSVP by Nov 28 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed Dec 3 at 6:30pm, Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, 3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette