2021 | 2022 Season

Over the Rainbow

A Celebration to Benefit Opera Parallèle

POSTPONED & RESCHEDULED 

April 14, 2022

Featuring countertenor
John Holiday

OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION, OVER THE RAINBOW: A CELEBRATION TO BENEFIT OPERA PARALLÈLE HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2022.

ATTENTION CURRENT SPONSORS AND TICKETHOLDERS: Your current tickets will entitle you and your guests (if applicable) admission to the rescheduled event on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Should the new date not work for you, you may donate your tickets as a fully tax-deductible contribution or request a refund (deadline January 31, 2022). If we do not hear from you by January 31, a staff member will reach out to you to confirm your intent.

 

Join us where bluebirds fly as we celebrate with joy—OP style—and come together in person to support transformative opera.

To help our troubles melt like lemon drops, the festivities will include a very special appearance by the inimitable star countertenor, John Holiday and our Master of Ceremonies, Michael Tate.

COVID HEALTH & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

All attendees, staff and artists must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. OP requires all attendees to receive a booster no later than April 1, if eligible. 

Prior to entering the venue, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination through a QR code generated by Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record Website, or an original physical vaccination card or photograph of it, along with a valid government issued photo ID (a Student ID for minors under the age of 18 is also acceptable).

Masks are required for all attendees when not actively eating or drinking. Please be aware that singers will perform without masks.

Opera Parallèle is so excited to be hosting John Holiday’s San Francisco Bay Area debut. John just made his first appearance at The Metropolitan Opera in December 2021, is featured in the latest issue of Opera America Magazine, and has 2022 engagements that include star turns in halls like the Lyric Opera of Chicago and London’s Barbican Centre. John’s widespread popularity extends beyond classical music, thanks to being a finalist on NBC’s The Voice, and his outspoken advocacy for equity and inclusion lights the way for the future of opera. 

 

 

Program

5:30pm: Pre-Event Sponsor Reception* Arrivals from 5:15pm
Meet and greet with John Holiday and special presentation TBA
*a benefit for Celebration Sponsors $5k +
7:00pm: Let the party begin!  Arrivals from 6:30pm
Emcee: Michael Tate
Cocktail and heavy hors d’oeuvres reception by Hugh Groman Group
A special performance from John Holiday in his San Francisco Bay Area debut

FEATURED ARTISTS

John Holiday

John Holiday

Featured Artist

Countertenor John Holiday has established himself as “one of the finest countertenors of his generation” (Los Angeles Times). His voice has been praised as “a thing of astonishing beauty” (New Yorker), “arrestingly powerful, secure and dramatically high” (Wall Street Journal), “exceptional [and] strong…even in its highest range” (The New York Times) and “timeless” (Washington Post). Holiday’s unique voice and powerful story have been the subject of profiles in The New Yorker, CNN’s Great Big Story, Los Angeles Times, and more.

Visit johnholiday.com for more.

Michael Tate

Michael Tate

Emcee

OP is thrilled to welcome Michael Tate as our Master of Ceremonies. A San Francisco resident since 1998, Michael is an inspired and inspiring auctioneer with a demeanor that endears him to diverse audiences. He is unabashedly passionate in his commitment to helping nonprofits achieve their goals. Over the last ten years, he has partnered with more than 70 local, national and international nonprofit organizations and charities. He can be reached on Facebook at Michael Tate Auctions or michaeltateauctions@gmail.com

Read more about Michael here.

Celebration SPONSORS

as of 12/16/2021 

Benefit Chair

  • Alan Olejniczak

 

Lead Artist Sponsor

  • Bernice Lindstrom

 

Prism Sponsors

  • Donna Dubinsky &
    Len Shustek
  • Jerry Roth & Ray Jenks

 

Polychrome Sponsors

  • Didi & Dix Boring
  • Philip Goward & Theodore Ueki
  • Lisa Lindelef, and Nancy Petrisko
  • Alice Morison
  • Robert Ripps & Steven Spector

 

Primary Color Sponsors

    • Clifford Cranna & Bruce Lamott
    • Jane & David Hartley
    • Simin Naaseh & Farhang Ostadan

 

IN KIND SPONSORS

Saint Joseph's Arts Foundation

Saint Joseph's Arts Foundation

Venue Partner

San Francisco Classical Voice

San Francisco Classical Voice

Event Sponsor

Proper Hotel San Francisco

Proper Hotel San Francisco

Hotel Partner

St. George Spirits

St. George Spirits

Liquor Partner

Sapphire Hill Winery

Sapphire Hill Winery

Wine Partner

Medlock Ames Winery

Medlock Ames Winery

Wine Partner