OPERA COLORADO 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

FEATURING MEZZO-SOPRANO JOYCE DIDONATO

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023

JOY & CHRIS DINSDALE, GALA CHAIRS


Opera Colorado marks its 40th Anniversary Season on Saturday, May 13, 2023, with a spectacular gala celebration in two parts. This magnificent evening begins with a performance from the luminous, internationally-renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and continues with a glittering dinner and after-party at the Seawell Ballroom, featuring the high-energy funk band, Funkiphino.

Please join us in saluting four incredible decades of grand storytelling at Opera Colorado—this will truly be a night to remember! 

All proceeds from the gala support Opera Colorado’s mission to connect our Colorado community to the emotions and stories of the world through traditional and innovative opera and educational programming that is accessible to all.

Reserve your place today! Tables and Tickets are now on sale.

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The 40th Anniversary Gala performance by Joyce DiDonato has been made possible by a generous lead underwriting gift from Joy and Chris Dinsdale.

Ms. DiDonato’s travel and accomodations have been generously underwritten by Linda Bjelland.


UNDERWRITERS AND SPONSORS

40th Anniversary Gala Lead Underwriters
Joy and Chris Dinsdale

40th Anniversary Gala Honorary Committee
Ken and Donna Barrow
Ellie Caulkins
Marcia and Dick Robinson
Susan and Jeremy Shamos
Merrill Shields and M. Ray Thomasson

40th Anniversary Gala Presenting Sponsors

Eric and Robin Yaeger

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Tables and Tickets

($23,500 tax-deductible)

Admission to the Pre-Performance Cocktail Reception and VIP reserved seating for ten at the Gala Performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and a table for ten with prominent placement at the Celebration Dinner and After Party at the Seawell Ballroom on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

  • Invitation for two to an exclusive event with Joyce DiDonato in May 2023
  • Recognition on the titling system at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House during all May 2023 performances of Turandot
  • Prominent recognition as a Presenting Sponsor as part of the gala’s printed and electronic invitation
  • Prominent recognition as a Presenting Sponsor on the Opera Colorado Gala Webpage
  • Prominent recognition as a Presenting Sponsor in the Gala Program Book
  • One full-page, color ad in the Gala Program Book
  • Marquee recognition on gala screens and printed signage during the Celebration Dinner and After Party at the Seawell Ballroom

($10,500 tax-deductible)

Admission to the Pre-Performance Cocktail Reception and seating for ten at the Gala Performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and a table for ten with preferred placement at the Celebration Dinner and After Party in the Seawell Ballroom on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

  • Invitation for two to an exclusive event with Joyce DiDonato in May 2023
  • Recognition as a Premium Sponsor as part of the gala’s printed and electronic invitation
  • Recognition as a Premium Sponsor on the Opera Colorado Gala Webpage
  • Recognition on the sponsor page of the Gala Program Book
  • One half-page, color ad in the Gala Program Book

($4,800 tax-deductible)

Admission to the Pre-Performance Cocktail Reception and seating for eight at the Gala Performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and a table for eight at the Celebration Dinner and After Party at the Seawell Ballroom on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

  • Invitation for two to an exclusive event with Joyce DiDonato in May 2023
  • Recognition as part of the gala’s printed and electronic invitation
  • Recognition on the Opera Colorado Gala Webpage
  • Recognition on the sponsor page of the Gala Program Book
  • One half-page, black-and-white ad in the Gala Program Book

($2,700 tax-deductible)

Admission to the Pre-Performance Cocktail Reception and seating for two at the Gala Performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and seating for two at the Celebration Dinner and After Party at the Seawell Ballroom on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

  • Invitation for two to an exclusive event with Joyce DiDonato in May 2023
  • Recognition as part of the gala’s printed and electronic invitation
  • Recognition on the Opera Colorado Gala Webpage
  • Recognition on the sponsor page of the Gala Program Book

($250 tax-deductible)

Admission to the Pre-Performance Cocktail Reception and seating for one at the Gala Performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, followed by seating for one at the Celebration Dinner and After Party at the Seawell Ballroom on Saturday, May 13, 2023.


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Premium Table Sponsors
Marie and Daniel Welch

Table Sponsors
Michael Hughes and The Honorable Karen L. Brody
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Fogliano
Don and Maron Hindman
The Honorable Ken Laff & Mrs. Barbara Laff
The Maniatis Family
The Melvin & Elaine Wolf Foundation
Kevin D. O’Connor and Janet E. Raasch

Duet Packages
Jeff Baldwin
Gerald and Ann Saul

Questions?

Please contact Director of Development Erin Wenzel at 303.468.2040 or ewenzel@operacolorado.org.

40th Anniversary Gala Celebration Committee
Elizabeth Caswell Dyer
Wendy Cogdal
Brian Crane
Maron Hindman
Agatha Kessler Fentress
Tanya Matthews
Vivian Murciano
Richard Koseff
Alessandra Schulein
Merrill Shields
Debi Tepper
Mary Justice Thomasson
Robin Kolsky Yaeger