Join The San Francisco Opera For An Evening On The Stage

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Last year's stage dinner
Last year’s stage dinner

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Looking for a fantastic way to kick start the holidays? How about an extravagant dinner inside one of San Francisco’s most historic buildings, the War Memorial Opera House? The San Francisco Opera Guild invites you to An Evening on the Stage. Kim Dempster and Linle Froeb are co-chairs of the event which takes place on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

J. Riccardo Benavides' beautiful table decor
J. Riccardo Benavides’ beautiful table decor

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

The evening begins in the lobby of the Opera House promptly at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. the exclusive group of 250 guests will head inside the auditorium to enjoy a lavish dinner on the stage. The set of Jake Heggie’s holiday opera, It’s a Wonderful Life, is the backdrop for the dinner. Event stylist J. Riccardo Benavides will wave his magic wand and transform the stage into an opulent setting. McCalls Catering is cooking up a multi-course meal that is sure to impress.

Cynthia Fry Gunn and John Gunn
Cynthia Fry Gunn and John Gunn

Photo Credit: Andrew Caulfield for Drew Altizer Photography

During the dinner, two of San Francisco Opera’s most generous donors, John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn, will be honored with the 2018 Crescendo Award. The Gunns have been active members of the opera family since 2002 when John joined the board. This season the Gunn’s generosity helped make possible four productions: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Tosca, Rusalka, and It’s a Wonderful Life. Afterward, the event will transform into a rocking dance party with tunes by Notorious.

Another look at the stage
Another look at the stage

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Tickets for An Evening on the Stage are priced at $1,250, $2,500, $5,000 and $7,500 and are available at sfoperaguild.com or by calling (415) 565-3204. Proceeds from this event benefit San Francisco Opera Guild’s education and community programs. This is a night to remember and an exclusive event that should not be missed!

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