Ciao, Opera Mavens. Tickets are now on sale and still available for these special events supporting local companies.
WEST EDGE OPERA www.westedgeopera.org or 510-841-1903
A Lulu of a Fundraiser! – Meet members of the cast of our ground-breaking production of Alban Berg’s Lulu, who will perform various operatic pieces and be there to share stories about their experience in Lulu: tenors Joseph Meyers and Alex Boyer, mezzo Buffy Baggott, bass-baritone Bojan Knezevic with conductor Jonathan Khuner at the piano. Tickets: $50, proceeds go towards 2018 WEO Summer Festival.
Sat Apr 21 at 3:30pm, Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Ave, Piedmont
OPERA SAN JOSE www.operasj.org or 408-437-4450
Casino Royale – Our biggest fun-draiser of the year! Join us for an afternoon of fabulous food, casino games, and a Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament “for charity” with amazing prizes. That evening, sit back and enjoy headliner and host Paula Poundstone live onstage for A Night At The Opera featuring OSJ’s brilliant resident company of singers and chorus on the set of La traviata. Tickets: $200 per person ($100 tax-deductible) to Casino Royale include admission to A Night at the Opera; tickets for A Night at The Opera only start at $39.
Sat Apr 21: Casino Royale begins at 3:30pm, A Night at The Opera begins at 8pm
California Theatre, 345 So First St, San Jose
COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER www.sfmc.org
Spring Gala Honoring Frederica von Stade – Join us in celebrating CMC’s mission of music for everyone with headliners mezzo Joyce DiDonato and composer / pianist Jake Heggie. Enjoy a cocktail reception with CMC faculty performances, a seasonally-inspired banquet dinner, and program emceed by KDFC host Dianne Nicolini featuring performances by CMC students. Renowned mezzo Frederica von Stade will be presented with the Gertrude Field Community Impact Award in recognition of both her international artistry and dedication to the arts and to music education in our community. Tickets: $350 includes cocktails, dinner, and performances; $500 includes VIP reception with Flicka, Joyce, and Jake.
Sat May 12: VIP reception begins at 6pm, other events begin at 6:30pm
Veranda Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel, 237 Stevenson St, San Francisco
SAN JOSE OPERA GUILD www.sjoperaguild.org
Annual Champagne Brunch – A delightful afternoon including gourmet buffet, performances by Opera San José artists, silent auction and raffle. Tickets: $75 for Guild members ($30 tax-deductible), $85 for non-members ($40 tax-deductible); RSVP By May 25
Sun Jun 10 at 11:30am, Saratoga Country Club, 21990 Prospect Rd, Saratoga