On Friday, September 27th, Winter Opera St. Louis celebrated the beginning of its Thirteenth Season with our annual Fall Gala fundraiser at Old Warson Country Club. Around 200 guests celebrated with us as we enjoyed delicious food, drinks, and the musical performances by sopranos Gina Galati and Karen Kanakis, baritone John Robert Green, and tenor Jorge Pita Carreras.
Thanks to the generous contributions from our supporters in attendance, this was the most successful fundraising event Winter Opera has hosted, raising funds that will create beautiful costumes, magnificent sets, and ensure our home at the Chaminade stage.
Winter Opera would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the event’s sponsors, Lu Barnes and Nancy Pillsbury, your continued support and friendship is invaluable. We would also like to thank board member George Paz for his moving speech about the hard work and dedication the Winter Opera staff puts into each season and into ensuring we continue to bring world class operatic performances and opera education to the St. Louis community.
Thank you to our patrons for your continued support, Roger & Mary Lou Keech, Laverne Lorenzini, James, M.D. & Aleda Littlefield, Dominic & Jackie Galati, Kathleen Olivastro, Trish Saleeby, Andy Pietoso, Dr. Bill & Gina Reilly, Thom & Jane Sehert, and JiaMin Dierberg for their donations to the live or silent auctions.
We also want to thank the following companies who have generously donated to our Gala: Old Warson Country Club, Annie Gunn’s, Dominic’s Restaurant, Fleming’s Steakhouse, A. Bommarito Wines, The St. Louis Club, Star Lane Vineyard, Napoli 2, Ideal Image, Mary Pillsbury Fine Jewelry Co., PLNK STL, The St. Louis Chess Club, Closet Factory, and Major Brands.