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Fall Gala

September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Sponsored by Lu Barnes & Nancy Pillsbury

Join us for an evening of entertainment at Old Warson Country Club!

September 27, 2019 
Cocktail at 6:00pm 
Dinner at 7:00pm

Ticket includes cocktails, four course dinner, wine, and entertainment by Winter Opera’s top artists.

Black tie or cocktail attire requested


Silent and live auctions also available. All proceeds will benefit the artists and work of Season 13.


Meet the Fall Gala Artists!

Tenor Jorge Pita Carreras is hailed as one of the leading exponents of the bel canto and lyric styles among today’s singers. Jorge Pita Carreras has performed the lyric tenor repertoire to great praise in opera houses throughout the world. The 2020 season Mr. Pita returns to Winter Opera St. Louis where he will debut the role of Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West. Visit Mr. Carreras website for more information.




John Robert Green is a versatile baritone with an exceptionally beautiful timbre. He appeared with Teatro Grattacielo last fall with his menacing performance of Bardo in the American premiere of Cilea’s Gloria. For his performance with DCINY at Carnegie Hall he sang with “an infectious energy, and imbued with such pure emotion that a number of tissues were spotted being pulled from pockets and purses.” Visit Mr. Green’s website for more information.




Soprano Karen Kanakis is hailed for her fine vocal technique and dramatic flair. She is frequently featured as a soloist with symphony organizations performing the Verdi Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. A frequent performer of modern compositions, she can be heard on American composer Brooke Joyce’s CD “Waves of Stone” on the Innova label. Visit Ms. Kanakis’ website for more information.



Soprano Gina Galati has performed numerous principal roles such as Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Musetta and Mimi in La Bohéme, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Nedda in I Pagliacci, Norina in Don Pasquale, Gilda in Rigoletto and many others. She is the recipient of The Historical Society of St. Louis County’s James O’Flynn Community Service award for founding New Opera Saint Louis, now called Winter Opera St. Louis, where she serves as General Director.Visit Ms. Galati’s website for more information.




Collaborative pianist, Rebecca Koebbe, is currently a staff pianist at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Choral Director/vocal coach/keyboardist for Summer Repertory Theater at Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, and a long-time church musician. In addition to these occupations, she maintains her own piano and voice studio.




$75 of ticket price is tax deductible. 

Tickets are non-refundable.


September 27, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Old Warson Country Club
9841 Old Warson Road
Ladue, MO 63124
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