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Café Society

Sunday, June 11
5 PM - 9 PM

5 PM - Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction

6 PM - Dinner, Performances, and Live Auction
Gedney Farm 
34 Hartsville-New Marlborough Rd
New Marlborough, MA

A celebration of Puccini's La Bohème

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Please join fellow BOF friends and supporters for this special Season Kickoff and Fundraiser. Guests will be treated to a delicious three-course meal, silent and live auctions (including a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to appear in La Bohème as a supernumerary!), and musical selections by special guest artist Teresa Perrotta and BOF’s very own Maestro Brian Garman. Event proceeds will support BOF’s 2023 season mainstage production of Puccini’s timeless tale of love and loss, La Bohème.

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Guests at "Café Society" will get a chance to hear the artistry of soprano Teresa Perrotta, a recent grand finals winner at the Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition. Ms. Perrotta, according to Classical Voice North America has a “sweet, rich voice,” and who Opera Magazine UK said “showed total command musically and dramatically . . . a lovely, pliant voice one would seek out again.” Ms. Perrotta joined the Washington National Opera as a Cafritz Young Artist for the 2022-23 season, where she will perform Musetta in La Bohème at the Kennedy Center.


Ilene and Lester Bliwise, William Briggs and Donald Usher, Terry Cerezola, Paul Clark and Carol Parrish, Noreen Doyle, Dalton Dwyer, Thomas Fynan, MD and William Loutrel, Elysa and Peter Graber-Lipperman, Susan and Ken Kramer, Yong and Raymond Kwok, John O’Brien and Jamie Lehrer, Soo Sung and Robert Merli, Roger Persell, Drs. Eduardo and Lina Plantilla, Richard and Carol Seltzer

Thank you to our Planning Committee!

A special thanks to our Sponsors*

Roger Persell

Richard and Carol Seltzer
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Theresa Cerezola
Soo Sung and Robert Merli
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