Our Supporters

 

Opera Parallèle’s supporters play a critical role in providing for the organization’s financial and artistic future.  We invite you to join one these circles to further help our mission of bringing contemporary and relevant opera to a wide range of audiences.

Below are gifts to OP from November 1, 2016 to May 1, 2018

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT

Bill Graham Memorial Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works
Opera America’s Opera Fund
Opera America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers
Sam Mazza Foundation
SF Grants for the Arts
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
The Amphion Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Henry W. and Nettie Robinson Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Ululani Foundation, Inc.
University of California, Santa Cruz

Artist Sponsors 2017-18

Hella & Melvin Cheitlin
   Sponsoring Abigail Levis

Debbie Chinn
   Sponsoring Sherry Parker in honor of Dina Kuntz on behalf of the OP staff

Frances Collmann
   Sponsoring Sherry Parker

Drs. John & Lois Crowe
   Sponsoring Renee Rapier

Margo Hackett & Robert Yagura
Sponsoring Sherry Parker

Bernice Lindstrom
   Sponsoring Brian Staufenbiel and Roma Olvera

Nancy Livingston & Fred Levin
Sponsoring Hannah Addario-Berry in honor of Jane Bernstein for a speedy recovery

Susan McConkey
   Sponsoring Jack Beuttler

D.G. Mitchell
   Sponsoring Brian Staufenbiel

Alice Morison & Oakley Hewitt
   Sponsoring Jacques Desjardins

Dianne O’Connell
   Sponsoring Sherry Parker

Robert Gray Patton
Sponsoring Rachel Schutz

David Pollock
   Sponsoring Sherry Parker

Robert Ripps & Steven Spector
   Sponsoring Nicole Paiement

Martha Peak Rochelle
   Sponsoring Nicole Paiement

Bob & Terri Ryan
   Sponsoring Stacey Pelinka

Betty & Jack Schafer
   Sponsoring Brian Staufenbiel

Susan Schumann
   Sponsoring Jacques Desjardins

The Simpson Family
   Sponsoring Steffi Cheong in honor of Debbie Chinn

Katherine Slazak, MD
   Sponsoring Brian Staufenbiel and Jacques Desjardins

Betty Christensen Wallerstein
   Sponsoring David Murakami

 

 

$25,000+

Carol Franc Buck
Donna Dubinsky & Len Shustek
Robert Ellis & Jane W. Bernstein
Gordon P. & Ann G. Getty
Philip Goward
Bernice Lindstrom
Steven Menzies
Alexander Rolph Moore
Nicole Paiement & Brian Staufenbiel
Jerome Roth

$10,000+

Susan Anderson-Norby & Doug Norby
Didi & Dix Boring
Lawrence Dillon
Diane & Stephen Heiman
Dina Kuntz & Sherry Parker
Holly & Tom Mayer
Alice Morison & Oakley Hewitt
Nancy Petrisko & Don Beckham
Robert Ripps & Steven Spector
Martha Peak Rochelle
Betty & Jack Schafer
Sharon Simpson
Elizabeth C. Theil & Brian M. Kincaid
Denise Young Smith
Anjun Zhou

 

$5,000+

David Bertoni
Joseph Chan
Michael Colbruno
Shirley Davis & Paul Sack
Lisa Erdberg & Dennis Gibbons
Judy & Jeff Gough
Pitch & Cathie Johnson
Susan McConkey
Vivienne Miller
Peggy & Boyce Nute
Barbro & Bernard Osher
David Pollock
Erika Rottenberg
   in memory of Renee Roth
Cheryl Ruby & Richard Hart
Katherine Slazak, MD

$2,500+

Sandra & Darr Aley
Carolyn Clark Beedle
Ines & Bertrand Bouvet
Hella & Melvin Cheitlin
Drs. John & Lois Crowe
Mary-Kay Gamel & Thomas Vogler
Mary & Craig Henderson
Brian Hollins & Rene Hollins
Barbara Jackson
Susan & Philip Marineau
Jill Matichak
Elizabeth McMillan & George Varian
Winifred Miller
Patricia Kristof Moy
Sarah Ratchye & Ed Frank

$1,000+

Anonymous (2)
Katherine E. Akos and Harry L. Jacobs
   in honor of Nicole Paiement and Debbie Chinn
Tom Ames
Ross E. Armstrong
Richard M. & Darla Bastoni
Machelle Burkstrand & Steve Winick
Helen Berggruen
Anne & Paul Carella
Kevin Cartwright & Steve Eimer
Margaret & Charles Charnas
Debbie Chinn
Marna Clark
Clare Parker Damner
Reid & Peggy Dennis
Steve & Kerry DiBartolomeo
Jacques Fortier
Eliza Fox
Alexandra Gillen & Hartmut Koeppen
Margo Hackett & Robert Yagura
in honor of Sherry Parker
Jane & David Hartley
Susan Meadows Hone
Frank J. Kelly
Nelda Kilguss
Marcia Lazer
John Lee
Nancy Livingston & Fred Levin
James Meehan
Britt-Marie Ljung & Warren Miller
Patrick McCabez
Terry McKelvey & Heli Roiha
D.G. Mitchell
Alice Morison & Oakley Hewitt
Jean-Pierre Nagy
in memory of John Kearin
Mary A. Nola
Ruth Nott
Robert Gray Patton
Maria Paiement
Mauree Jane & Mark Perry
in honor of Bob Ellis and Jane Bernstein for their leadership
Marlene Pitlow & Mark Kalow
Cliff Popejoy
Bob & Terri Ryan
David Sabritt & Mina Miller
Gail & Lawrence Siegel
Deb Stallings
Kenneth & Karen Travis
in honor of Nicole Paiement
Robert Walker & Ernest Phinney
in honor of Robert Ripps
Betty Christensen Wallerstein
Judy Walsh
Karen & Jim Wiley
Leslie Winick
in honor of Nicole Paiement and Brian Staufenbiel
Brenda Yost

 

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$500+

Anonymous
Elie Abi-Jaoude
Shellye & Scotty Archambeau
Roslyn Barak & David Olick
Aubrey & Ryan Bergauer
in honor of Jessalyn Johnson
Dr. Roy C. Bergstrom
Linda Brewer
Lisa Bullard
Michael Chinn
Michael Chu
Frances Collman
Carl DeBarbrie
Kathleen & Paul Cardinal
Jacques Desjardins & Andrea Taylor
Maria E. Dichov
Keith Doerge
Caroline Donahue
Lisa Jill Freeman
Fred Girodat
Jake Heggie & Curt Branom
Wendy Hillhouse
Lorraine Honig
Lauren Ito
Kelly Klaus
in honor of Jerry Roth’s birthday
Martha & Michael Kessler
Jon Leitner
Alan Lessi
Myra K. Levenson
Deborah Lewis & Martin H. Myers
Charlie LIchtman
Lisa Lindelef
Priscilla Lore
Sylvia & Paul Lorton, Jr.
Jennifer Lynch & Justin Schuster
Patrice Maginnis & Eric Rice
Naomi & Bruce Mann
Susan & Philip Marineau
in honor of Nicole Paiement
Jeremy Michelson & Randy Michelson
Elisabeth Morten
Angela Murray
John Norby
Dianne O’Connell
Carey Perloff & Anthony Giles
Anthony Politopoulos
Marcia & Robert Popper
Susan Schumann
Margaret Sheehan
Joanne Spotswood
Blanche Streeter
Theresa Stuart
Joan Varrone
Jessica Wan
Dee Williams

 

$250+

Anonymous (2)
Ann Akichika
Lucik Aprahamian
David Beery & Norman Abramson
Donald Blais & Michael McGinley
Richard & Nancy Bohannon
Bill Bowdle
Jean & Robert Brock
Karen Broido
Florence Buatois
Richard Carlstrom
Frank Clark
Kip Cranna
Stacy Cullison
Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
Joan Desens & Simon Carr-Ellison
Robert Elia
Brad Erickson
Sharon Esker
David and Vicki Fleishhacker
Donna Jean Fogel
Harriet C. Fried
Pamela Fry
Douglass Garibaldi
Dana & Jason Gordon
James Heagy
Leonard Heil
William Holtzman
James Hunter
Jeffrey & Anne Katz
Margaret & Damon Kvamme
Margaret Levitt
Linda Lillard
Sylvia Lindsey
   in honor of Bernice Lindstrom
Lynn MacDonald
Naomi & Bruce Mann
Jeremy Michelson & Randy Michelson
   In honor of Jerry Roth’s birthday
Anne Morton
Martin C. Muller
D. Warner & Cheryl North
Thomas A. Ortenzi
Mark Robinson
Martha Ryan & Dan McDonald
   in honor of Alice Morison
Rebecca Morison Schaefer
   in honor of Alice Morison Hewitt
Marlene & Michael Staufenbiel
Charlotte Scherman & Charles Stephenson
Kary Schulman
Greg Scown
Matthew & Kate Shilvock
Renée Simi
Jean Simpson
Michael Simpson
Bonnie Miller Stein
   in memory of Philip M. Stein, MD
Ian Stockdale
David Theil
Bill Van Dyk
Chris Wang
Irene Wang
Christina Waters
Carolyn Waugh-Rinetti
Jane Fowler Wyman
in honor of Susan McConkey

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