Quote from Sheri Greenawald

Un Gala in Maschera raises over $275K in honor of Sheri Greenawald

Opera lovers from around the world tuned in to Merola Opera Program’s stunning virtual benefit gala, Un Gala in Maschera, on April 10. Hosted by Casey Candebat (Merola ‘12/’14), this musical evening honored departing Merola Artistic Director Sheri Greenawald (2002-2020), lauded as a brilliant lyric soprano and one of the leading women in opera, who has helped mold the lives and careers of more than 500 young artists. Highlighting the evening was an appearance by soprano Leah Crocetto (Merola ’08) performing selections from Puccini’s Tosca, Menotti’s The Old Man and the Thief, Verdi’s Ernani, and Kern’s Very Warm for May.