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Seattle Opera.

Gala featuring Greer Grimsley

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Museum of History & Industry

Individual tickets for $750, $1,500, and $3,000
Tables for $7,500, $15,000, and $30,000

Many Voices, One Song
The impact of the Gala on Seattle Opera and its Education & Community Engagement Programs was on full display with youth performers featured throughout the evening. 30+ performers ages 6-18 from the company’s Teen Vocal Studio, Youth Opera Chorus, and Advanced Ensemble represented the nearly 80,000 served annually through such programs. Guests enjoyed gourmet food and wine, live and silent auctions, delightful surprises and more; all in support of community programs that unite the Pacific Northwest through powerful songs and stories.

AUCTION INFORMATION

Featuring fine wines, gourmet food, exclusive travel, and one-of-a-kind experiences! 

View Auction Items

Some of the items included:

  • A $5,000 gift certificate to Seattle's own Turgeon Raine Jewelers
  • Incredible high-value wine lots, including a 6 Liter bottle of Château Suduiraut Sauternes 
  • Fantastic getaways, such as a San Francisco trip and Chicago trip (each with food, hotel, and tickets)

Table and Ticket Prices and Benefits

Premier Table - $30,000

Dinner seating for ten
Invitation for ten to private reception:
          April 15, 2016 | The home of Brian Marks and Carol Maione
Pre-Gala VIP reception for ten on the Virginia V
Complimentary town car service for you to and from MOHAI 
Complimentary valet for your guests at MOHAI
Commemorative Seattle Opera gift
Non-Deductible Portion: $1,645

Benefactor Table - $15,000

Dinner seating for ten
Invitation for two to private reception:
          April 15, 2016 | The home of Brian Marks and Carol Maione
Pre-Gala VIP reception for ten on the Virginia V
Complimentary valet for you and your guests at MOHAI
Commemorative Seattle Opera gift
Non-Deductible Portion: $1,198

Patron Table - $7,500 

Dinner seating for ten
Pre-Gala VIP reception for two on the Virginia V
Complimentary valet for you and your guests at MOHAI
Commemorative Seattle Opera gift
Non-Deductible Portion:  $1,058

Premier Ticket - $3,000

Dinner seating for one
Invitation for one to private reception: 
          April 15, 2016 | The home of Brian Marks and Carol Maione
Pre-Gala VIP reception for one on the Virginia V
Complimentary valet at MOHAI
Commemorative Seattle Opera gift
Non-Deductible Portion:  $157

Benefactor Ticket - $1,500

Dinner seating for one
Pre-Gala VIP reception for one on the Virginia V
Complimentary valet at MOHAI
Commemorative Seattle Opera gift
Non-Deductible Portion:  $143

Patron Ticket - $750

Dinner seating for one
Complimentary valet at MOHAI
Commemorative Seattle Opera gift
Non-Deductible Portion:  $129

menu

Kaspars Special Events and Catering 

Salad Course
Rustic Potato Focaccia, Avocado and Blue Cheese Mousse Parfait with Arugula, Organic Greens and Avocado Elderberry Vinaigrette

Entrées
Braised Short Ribs with Merlot Dried Cherry Sauce, Potato-Celery Root Purée, with Zucchini Strings
or
Petrale Sole Filet with Citrus Sauce, Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips, Baby Bok Choy with Parsley Garnish
or
Pan Seared Ten Spiced Seed and Panko Crusted Tofu on Spring Vegetables, Brown Rice, Green Curry Sauce with Pickled Carrots, Green Papaya Slaw

Dessert
Warm Banana Cake with Roasted Bananas, Raisins and Rum Chantilly Crème, Chocolate Truffle, Caramel Sauce

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Special thanks to these key individuals and corporations for their support of the Gala Featuring Greer Grimsley.  

Co-Chairs

Linda Kitchen and Moya Vazquez

Committee
Rebecca Amato, Milkana Brace, Maureen Frisch, Mary Beth Gemperle, Laurel Nesholm, Sherry Raisbeck, Janet Sears, Susanne Wakefield

Wine Advisory Committee
Jonathan Caves, Christopher Chan, Gregory Chan, Michael de Maar, Brian Marks, John Nesholm

Seattle Opera recognized the support of The Boeing Company with the Corporate Commitment to the Arts Award. We honor their dedication to the arts and celebrate their 100 years of service.

Corporate Premier Table
The Boeing Company

Benefactor Table
Jay and Susanne Wakefield, Ann P. Wyckoff

Patron Table
Nesholm Family Foundation, John Sullivan and Paula Stokes

Corporate Benefactor Table
Microsoft

Premier Ticket
Barney Ebsworth and Rebecca Layman-Amato, Robert and Loretta Comfort, Janet Sears, Eugene and Jean Stark, Moya Vazquez

Benefactor Ticket
Jack and Connie Bloxom, Susan Coughlin and John Lauber, Susan E. Detweiler, Christopher and Carolyn Eagan, Richard and Mary Beth Gemperle, Ron Hosogi, Jo Kurth Jagoda, Bruce E. H. Johnson and Sandra E. Davis, Brian Marks and Carol Maione, Eulalie Schneider

Patron Ticket
Sandra Boyd, Scott Boyd and Wendy Haas, Milkana and Colin Brace, Toby Bright and Nancy Ward, Brenda Bruns, M.D. and Richard Deininger, William B. and Ann S. Burstiner, Susan Buske, Drs. Darlene and Greg Chan, Michael and Gayle Charlesworth, Anne and George Counts, James and Wendy Cullen, Debra Dahlen and Robert Fries, Sandra Dunn, Maureen Frisch, Martin L. Greene and Kathleen Wright, Margaret Griffiths, Dr. M. Elizabeth Halloran, Lenore M. Hanauer, Ann and Glen Hiner, Lily and Lucien LaMotte, Renée Lund, Louise Miller, Marty and Sue Peterson, Jocelyn D. Phillips, James and Sherry Raisbeck, Braiden Rex-Johnson and Spencer A. Johnson. Nancy Ritzenthaler, Koryn Rolstad, Nancy Scurlock and Tracey Yonick, Jeff and Martha Sherman, Maryanne Tagney and David Jones, Scott and Jenny Wyatt

Gala Donors
Anonymous, Richard R. and Constance Albrecht, Lenore M. Hanauer, Gary and Parul Houlahan, William Hoppin, Carla and Don Lewis, Laura and Roy Lundgren, Kate  Roosevelt, Tagney Family Fund at Seattle Foundation, Drs. William and Gail Weyerhaeuser

Gala Auction Donors
Anonymous 5th Avenue Theatre, Alaska Airlines, Artist Trust, Barnard Griffin Winery, 
Cynthia and Christopher Bayley, Betz Family Winery, Milkana and Colin Brace, Brian Carter Cellars, Toby Bright and Nancy Ward. Butler Valet. Capital Genealogy. Champion Wine Cellars. Drs. Darlene and Greg Chan. Classical Wines from Spain, Coco Pazzo, Janice C. Condit, Costamagna Wines, Michael and Natalie
de Maar, DenHoed Wine Estates, Dunham Cellars LLC, Christopher and Carolyn Eagan, Eleven Winery, Richard and Mary Beth Gemperle, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.,
Michèle and Dan Heidt, Jardinière, Kaspars Special Events and Catering, Martha Kongsgaard and Peter Goldman, Loves Me Flowers, Laura and Roy Lundgren, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Brian Marks and Carol Maione, Matthews Winery, Merola Opera Program, John F. and Laurel Nesholm, Will and Annemarie Newsom, Oakwood Worldwide, Oil & Vinegar, Parc 55 San Francisco, Pepper Bridge Winery, Portland Opera, Braiden Rex-Johnson and Spencer A. Johnson, Michael Rosenberg Photography, Salish Lodge & Spa, Semiahmoo Resort, San Francisco Opera, Sinclair Estate Vineyards, Hal and Linda Staehle, Maryanne Tagney and David Jones, Tamarack Cellars, Tom Douglas Restaurants, Total Wine and More, Tranche Cellars, Treveri Cellars, Tulpen Cellars, Turgeon Raine Jewelers, Terrence Turner, Jay and Susanne Wakefield, Walla Walla Vintners, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Kenneth and Rosemary Willman, Evelyn Zabo

Performers
Greer Grimsley and special guests
Dudley Manlove Quartet

Auctioneer
Michael Davis of Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.

Décor
Richard Hartlage | Land Morphology
Loves Me Flowers

Catering
Kaspars Special Events and Catering

Last updated May 12, 2016