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PRIVATE CONCERT WITH ROY MALAN & KEISUKE NAKAGOSHI
Enjoy a private salon recital with violinist, Roy Malan, concertmaster for San Francisco Ballet and Opera Parallèle and pianist, Keisuke Nakagoshi in the privacy of your home. This two-hour evening will include a 30-minute recital and an opportunity to socialize with two of San Francisco’s most memorable musicians. This is a perfect opportunity to throw a fabulous party with beautiful music, your closest friends and memories for a lifetime!
Value: $1,500.00 | Opening Bid: $1,000.00
Donor: Roy Malan and Keisuke Nakagoshi
Must be booked in advance for a mutually agreed upon date. The recital location must have a working piano, otherwise an electronic keyboard will be provided.
EXCLUSIVE CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION FOR TEN
This enchanting evening begins with ten tickets to Opera Parallèle’s production of Kurt Weill’s Mahagonny Songspiel and Francis Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
After a wonderful performance, you and your guests will join members of the artistic team and cast on stage for conversation, a tour of the sets and a private champagne reception. This exclusive evening will be fondly remembered for years.
Value: $4,000.00 | Opening Bid: $2,500.00
Donor: Opera Parallèle
Tickets must be issued in advance and must be redeemed on April 26, 2014.
LIVING ROOM OPERA: GIAN CARLO MENOTTI’S THE TELEPHONE LIVE
Enjoy a performance of Menotti’s comical opera in the privacy of your home. This two-hour evening will include a thirty-minute opera and plenty of time to mingle with the performers before and after the performance. The Telephone is a memorable opera that will be staged by Opera Parallèle’s award-winning resident stage director and concept designer Brian Staufenbiel. The performance will feature soprano Heidi Moss and baritone Eugene Brancoveanu, two well-known performers. This intimate evening will be a night to remember and can be enjoyed with your closest friends.
Value: Priceless | Opening Bid: $5,000.00
Donor: Brian Staufenbiel, Heidi Moss and Eugene Brancoveanu
Must be booked in advance for a mutually agreed upon date
SANTA FE OPERA WEEKEND FOR TWO
Experience the magic of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a city renown for its beautiful art, unique charm and the summer performances at Santa Fe Opera. This cultural trip is comprised of a variety of excursions and experiences and lots of VIP treatment. As a special guest of Santa Fe Opera, you will receive passes to its private VIP lounge, and attend the preview dinner prior to the American premiere of composer Huang Ruo’s Dr. Sun Yat-sen. The three-night accommodation is at a private, quaint adobe-style casita, which is located among pine and aspen trees on a hilltop overlooking Santa Fe. The casita has a private entrance, two sleeping areas, two bathrooms and a kitchen.
This package includes:
- Two round-trip, coach tickets on United Airlines (between SFO and ABQ)
- Two tickets to Santa Fe Opera’s production of Dr. Sun Yat-sen on August 14, 2014
- Two vouchers to Santa Fe Opera’s preview dinner and lecture on August 14, 2014
- Admittance to Santa Fe Opera’s private VIP lounge, The Opera Club
- VIP parking at Santa Fe Opera
- An exclusive Santa Fe Opera backstage tour for two
- Three-night accommodations for two at a private, adobe-style casita
- Passes for two for a VIP tour of the newly expanded Santa Fe Botanical Gardens
- Two tickets each for your choice of two of the following: NM Museum of Art, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, NM History Museum/Palace of the Governors
Value: $2,600.00 | Opening Bid: $1,500.00
Donors: The Santa Fe Opera, Nina Hinson/Scott Rasmussen and two anonymous
The package must be used during the period of time surrounding the August 14 performance at Santa Fe Opera and has no cash value.