2018 Merola Opera Spring Benefit Gala

Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

A Benefit for the Merola Opera Program

6:00 pm

Cocktails, Hors d'Oeuvres, and Silent Auction ● Formal Dinner ● San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows Concert ● DJ After-Party ● Black Tie

Special Guest Jake Heggie


Ticket and Table Information

Individual Ticket Levels and Benefits

Young Patron Ticket - $350

Available for ticket buyers under 40 years of age
Admission to cocktail reception, dinner, and after-party
A limited number of tickets are available at this reduced price

Persephone Ticket - $450

Admission to cocktail reception, dinner, and after-party
Recognition on Spring Benefit webpage

Enchantress Ticket - $750

All benefits at previous ticket level, plus
Complimentary valet parking
Early bidding on Signature Events
Recognition in Spring Benefit invitation* and program

Dark Knight Ticket - $1,200

All benefits at previous ticket level, plus
Preferred seating
Special gift
Special recognition in San Francisco Opera summer and fall 2018 programs

Table Sponsor Levels and Benefits

Persephone Table - $4,500

Admission to cocktail reception, dinner, and after-party for ten guests
Preferred dinner seating
Recognition on Spring Benefit webpage, invitation*, and program**

Enchantress Table - $7,500

All benefits of previous table level, plus
Up to three complimentary valet parking passes
Complimentary invitation for two to a select Signature Event
Table sponsor and guests receive early bidding on select Signature Events

Dark Knight Table - $12,000

All benefits of previous table level, plus
Premium dinner seating
Special gift for table sponsor and guests
Up to five complimentary valet parking passes
Special recognition in San Francisco Opera summer and fall 2018 programs
One complimentary room at the Ritz Carlton on April 7, 2018.

* For responses received by January 22, 2018
** For responses received by March 20, 2018

For more information or sponsorship opportunities please contact Miriam Rosenfeld at (415) 936-2311 or mrosenfeld@merola.org


Event Sponsors

Vin Atlas Winery
Nob Hill Gazette
Red Carpet Bay Area
Hafner Vineyard


Persephone Table Sponsors

Meyer Sound
Peter and Jayne Davis
Drs. Richard and Pamela Rigg
Ms. Amy Roth and Mr. Robert Epstein
Carol Weitz

Dark Knight Tickets

Mary and Craig Henderson
Ms. Arlene Inch
Bernice Lindstrom
John Renard and Judith Renard

Enchantress Tickets

Nordin and Donna Blacker
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cluff
Dr. James Cross and Mr. Charles Antonen
John and Joan Lavorgna
Jean and Lindsay MacDermid
Dr. and Mrs. W. Conrad Sweeting
Bruce and Fran Walker

Persephone Tickets

Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson
Amii and Michael Barnard-Bahn
Davidson Bidwell-Waite and Edwin A. Waite
Mr. and Mrs. Clay Clement
Ms Ashley Crawford
George and Susan Crow
John P. and Cecelia G. Eurich
Barbara B. Friede
Dr. Gwen Fyfe
Ms. Pamela George
Beatrice and Paul Gomory
Mr. Edward C. Goodstein and Ms. Francesca Eastman
Geoffrey and Marcia Green
Fred and Peggy Heiman
Mr. Robert E. Jacobsen and Ms. Nancy Schlegel
Mr. Daniel Joensen
Anne and Timothy Kahn
Michael Kalkstein and Susan English
Ms. Jean Kellogg and Mr. Henry Tang
Nafiseh and Karl Lindberg
Sylvia R. Lindsey
Myron Marx and Cora Yang
Mr. Robert B. Mison
Cathy and Howard Moreland
Bob and Terri Ryan
Dr. David D. Stein and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner
Ms. Blanche Germain Streeter
Mr. Christopher E. Wiseman and Mr. Eric W. Sleigh
Susan York
Mrs. John A. Zderic
Stephen and Connie Zilles

Table Captains

Carlyn Clause and Alexander L. Brainerd
Mr. Michael Colbruno
Mr. Hugh J. Coughlin
Dr. James Cross and Mr. Charles Antonen
George and Susan Crow
Ms. Pamela George
Beatrice and Paul Gomory
Mr. Michael H. Kalkstein and Ms. Susan English
Drs. Joan B. and James Kelly
Mr. Robert B. Mison
Dr. David D. Stein and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner
Ms. Blanche Germain Streeter
Ruth and Ross Uchimura
Ms. Susan Walker
Mrs. Carol A. Weitz
Mr. Patrick Wilken and Mr. David Dickson
Mr. Christopher E. Wiseman and Mr. Eric W. Sleigh

Honorary Committee

Peggy and Reid Dennis
Mr. Robert A. Ellis and Ms. Jane W. Bernstein
Doreen Woo Ho
Leslie and George Hume
Ms. Arlene Inch
Karen J. Kubin
Judith Renard
Mr. Ian Robertson
Ms. Amy Roth and Mr. Robert Epstein
Matthew Shilvock
The Honorable and Mrs. George P. Shultz
David H. Stull and Jessica Downs
Frederica Von Stade
Deborah Voigt
Diane B. Wilsey
Dr. Jay Xu

Spring Benefit Gala Committee

James Cross
Christopher E. Wiseman
CO-CHAIRS

Michael Colbruno
David S. Hugle
Patrick Wilken
SIGNATURE EVENT CO-CHAIRS

Susan Walker
Carol A. Weitz
AUCTION CO-CHAIRS

Blanche Germain Streeter
Ruth Uchimura
TICKET & TABLE CO-CHAIRS

Pamela J. George
Dr. Pamela Zell Rigg
HOSPITALITY CO-CHAIRS

Maurice Bizzarri
Serge Troxel
WINE CO-CHAIRS

Carlyn Clause
Hugh Coughlin
Jayne C. Davis
Mary Henderson
Dana Horner
Robert B. Mison
Anastasia Polakis
Dr. David D. Stein

Auction Donors

42nd Street Moon
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
A.C.T.
Alonzo King Lines Ballet
American Bach Soloists
Asian Art Museum
Aurora Theatre Company
Bistro Don Giovanni
Bix Restaurant
Mary Sue and Maurice Bizzarri
California Academy of Sciences
Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café
George and Susan Crow
Dalla Valle Vineyards
David Girard Vineyards, Inc.
Peter and Jayne Davis
Dawn Ranch Resort
Farm Fresh to You
Film Noir Foundation
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
flour + water
Fournee Bakery
Frameline
Pamela George
Green Music Center
Alan Greenbaum
Gregory Graham Wines
Gump's
Hayes Street Grill
Shane Hensinger, Honorary Consul of Seychelles & the Consulate of Seychelles in California
Mel and Maureen Hetzel
Hinman and Carmichael LLP
Hotel Del Sol
Houston Grand Opera
David S. Hugle
Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Istituto Italiano Scuola
J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
Michael Kalkstein and Susan English
Drs. James and Joan Kelly
Dr. Sarah Kelly Oehler
KFOG
Lamplighters Music Theatre
Landmark Vineyards
Ledson Winery
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
LA Opera
Little Vineyards
Lynmar Estate
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Magimix by Robot-Coupe
Marin Theatre Company
Marinitas Restaurant
Michel-Schlumberger
Monsieur Benjamin
Mountain Play Association
James Noe
New York Philharmonic
Film Noir Foundation
Oakland Ballet Company
The Olive Press
Opera San Jose
Pangloss Cellars
Peju Winery
Peninsula Symphony
Perbacco Ristorante and Bar
Piperade Restaurant
Pläj Restaurant
Plumed Horse
Portland Opera

Quixote Winery
Repris Exclusive Wine Tasting Event
Ridge Vineyards
Drs. Richard & Pamela Rigg
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
Rose's Cafe
Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square
San Francisco Fire Department
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco Opera's Stage Management Team
San Francisco Performances
San Francisco Zoological Society
Santa Fe Opera
Schug Carneros Estate Winery
DeAnna Sherer
Dr. David D. Stein and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner
VJB Cellars
Walt Disney Company
Carol Weitz
Wellington Cellars
West Edge Opera
Winery Collective
Christopher Wiseman and Eric Sleigh
The Winery SF
Stephen and Connie Zilles



See the pictures from Merola's 60th Anniversary Gala here.