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A FAUSTIAN FÊTE

SEASON CELEBRATION AND FUNDRAISER

LOCATION

Lenox Club

111 Yukon Ave, Lenox, MA

DATE

Sunday, June 30

4:00 - 8:30 PM

4 PM - Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction

5 PM - Dinner, Performances, and Live Auction

Please join BOF for an evening of music and merriment in celebration of our 2024 season.

A Faustian Fête

 

Guests can look forward to enjoying a heavenly meal and devilishly divine drinks, silent and live auctions, and performances from Maestro Brian Garman and special guest artist Raquel González. Proceeds from the evening's festivities will support BOF's 2024 mainstage production of Gounod's Faust.

Please reserve your tickets by June 18

 

Attire is “Berkshire Chic”

Festive, but not fancy

HOST COMMITEE

as of June 13, 2024

Ilene* and Lester Bliwise
William Briggs and Donald Usher
Terry Cerezola*
Paul Clark and Carol Parrish
Noreen Doyle
Dalton Dwyer

Joan Flesch

Ken and Susan Kramer
Thomas Fynan, MD and William Loutrel
Elysa* and Peter Graber-Lipperman

Soo Sung and Robert Merli
Drs. Eduardo and Lina Plantilla
Richard and Carol Seltzer

Howard and Natalie Shawn
Naomi Spatz and Steven Somkin

Anna Zaffanella

*Special thanks to our Planning Commitee

RAQUEL GONZÁLEZ

Special Guest Artist

Soprano Raquel González, who has been hailed by Opera News as a “true artist,” will play the leading role of Marguerite in Faust this summer. Ms. González is a winner of the prestigious Sphinx Organization’s Medal of Excellence Award. Her recent highlights include debuts with Houston Grand Opera for the title role in Madama Butterfly, Austin Opera for Micaëla in Carmen, and a return to the roster of The Metropolitan Opera for the company premiere of Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas.

SPONSORS

as of June 13, 2024

GOLD
Elysa and Peter Graber-Lipperman
Roger Persell

 

SILVER
Terry Cerezola

COCKTAIL HOUR
Dr. Georgette Dorn

Noreen Doyle

Alan and Gail Koss

Soo Sung and Robert Merli

Georgette and Jim Verdin

SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

COCKTAIL HOUR 

$500

Tax-Deductible portion is $500

Benefits

  • Recognition on event signage and in the 2024 Festival Program

SILVER

$2,500 Limit 6

Tax-Deductible portion is $2,215

Benefits

  • Recognition on event signage, event webpage, and event communications

  • 1/4-page ad in the 2024 Season Program

GOLD

$5,000 Limit 4

Tax-Deductible portion is $4,260

Benefits

  • Two tickets to the gala

  • Name/company logo on event signage, webpage, and event communications

  • 1/2-page ad in the 2024 Season Program

PLATINUM

$10,000 Limit 2

Tax-Deductible portion is $8,620

Benefits

  • Four tickets to the gala

  • Name/company logo on event signage, webpage, and event communications

  • Full-page ad in the 2024 Season Program

TICKETING INFO

SINGLE TICKET

$250 

Tax-Deductible portion is $155 

STANDARD TABLE

$2,000 (8 guests)

Tax-Deductible portion is $1,240

PREMIUM TABLE SOLD OUT

$3,000 (8 guests, limit 6 tables)

Tax-Deductible portion is $2,240

Benefits:

  • Meet-and-greet/photo opportunity with guest artist

  • Reserved parking

  • Recognition on event materials and signage for the table host

TICKETING INFO

SINGLE TICKET

$250 

 

STANDARD TABLE

$2,000 (8 guests)

PREMIUM TABLE

$3,000 (8 guests, limit 6 tables)

Benefits: Meet-and-greet/photo opportunity with guest artist. Plus, reserved
parking and recognition on event materials and signage for the table host.

TICKETS

WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THE GALA

Host Committee: Thank you to our new and returning Host Committee members! The Host Committee is still in formation, and we would gladly welcome additional members before print invitations are mailed in April. Please contact us to learn about committee expectations or to sign up. 

 

Auction Items: We are currently seeking donated items or experiences to include in our Silent and Live Auctions. Please contact us if you are a business owner or have a connection to a business that might be willing to support our gala by making a tax-deductible, in-kind donation. 

 

Thank you!

 

Contact: events@BerkshireOperaFestival.org or (413) 213-6554

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