PALM BEACH OPERA Celebrates Upcoming Season in New York City
(West Palm Beach, FL – October 17, 2017) As part of celebrations for its upcoming 2017-2018 season, Palm Beach Opera held a private dinner at The Lotos Club, New York, hosted by Mrs. Florence Kaufman, Palm Beach Opera Board Member.
The evening was attended by 60 Palm Beach Opera supporters. The celebration began in the ballroom with a cocktail reception featuring passed hors d’oeuvres. Before an exclusive recital featuring two of Palm Beach Opera’s Benenson Young Artists, Kasia Borowiec, soprano, and Derrek Stark, tenor, General Director Daniel Biaggi welcomed the evening’s artistic guest of honor, Metropolitan Opera star and internationally beloved soprano, Sondra Radvanovsky. Many in attendance had enjoyed her Metropolitan Opera performance the prior evening, in the title role of Bellini’s NORMA. Mr. Biaggi toasted Ms. Radvanovsky’s extraordinary performance, as well as shared with guests her upcoming February performance at Palm Beach Opera’s 2018 Gala.
Following the performance, guests were then escorted to the library for a gourmet, seated dinner. Between meal courses, Mr. Biaggi toasted the evening’s hostess, Lotos Club Member Mrs. Florence Kaufman, who then greeted and celebrated all in attendance.
The Lotos Club evening was the highlight of a series of events that took place during Palm Beach Opera’s three-day stay in New York City. In addition to attending the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of NORMA, other events included a Board of Directors meeting at Opera America’s National Opera Center, and a Palm Beach Opera Benenson Young Artist performance at the National Opera Center, as part of Opera America’s Emerging Artist Recital Series. The performance began this season’s Recital Series, and live-broadcast.
Among those in attendance for the celebration at The Lotos Club were General Director Daniel Biaggi, Board Chairman Dennis Williams and his wife Roseanne, Board President Nathan Leventhal, Gladys Benenson, William Brown, Dan Cochran and Greg Sutphin, John Domenico, Paul and Sue Efron, Annette Friedland, Robert and Ann Fromer, Roy Furman, David and Joan Genser, Allan and Muriel Greenblatt, Peter and Linda Hoffman, Florence Kaufman, Steven and Angela Kumble, Scott and Monica Laurans, Roger and Claude Lourie, J. D. McClatchy and Chip Kidd, Anka Palitz, Miguel Perrotti, Jack and Linda Purdy, Ari Rifkin, James and Jennifer Takats, Suzanne Von Liebig, and David Walker, Palm Beach Opera Managing Director.
About Palm Beach Opera:
Palm Beach Opera’s 2018 mainstage opera season, will include performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca January 26-28, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide February 23-25, and Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart March 23-25. All mainstage opera performances will take place at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence and to enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs. Founded in 1961, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera presents main stage performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach and is a proud member of OPERA America and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.