DENVER’S MOST INFLUENTIAL CELEBRATE CENTRAL CITY OPERA’S THEATRE OF DREAMS GALA APRIL 28, 2017

DENVER’S MOST INFLUENTIAL CELEBRATE CENTRAL CITY OPERA’S THEATRE OF DREAMS GALA APRIL 28, 2017

CENTRAL CITY OPERA 4TH ANNUAL EVENT RAISES OVER $177,000

Denver, CO (May 5, 2017) – More than 300 of Denver’s most influential civic and corporate leaders gathered on April 28, 2017 at the sleek, brand-new $15 million Mike Ward Maserati headquarters, to celebrate the 4th annual Theatre of Dreams Gala, a chic and elegant black-tie event honoring Central City Opera. The fundraiser co-chaired by Michelle Dorman and Central City Opera Board Member Judy Grant, sold out two weeks in advance, and raised over $170,000 for this historic company.

To commemorate its 85th year, patrons relished in captivating images from Central City Opera’s past and present, while enjoying a selection of fine wines and a seated dinner provided by Catering by Design. The evening also featured a live performance by Colorado Native and Broadway sensation Ms. Elizabeth Welch, who is currently appearing as Christine on Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s The Phantom of the Opera.

As in previous years, Central City Opera’s 4th annual Theatre of Dreams Gala was a spectacular event celebrating the historic opera company and its mission of presenting inspirational, world-renowned productions and year-round programs, including the Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program, historic preservation and education and community engagement.

Guests of note included: Marilyn and Pete Coors, Janie and Buck Hutchison, and Marne and Peter Kellogg.

 The Theatre of Dreams Gala Sponsors for the 2017 Theatre of Dreams Gala:

PLATINUM: Citywide Banks, El Pomar Foundation, Endeavour Capital, Lanny and Sharon Martin

GOLD: Northern Trust

SILVER: Denver Private Wealth Management, Judy and Newell Grant, Mike Ward Maserati

The Theatre of Dreams Event Committee:

Margaret Baker

Pam Bansbach

Tamara Barron

Heather Brecl

Lisa Curwen

Will Dehner

Sarah DeMeola

Riisa Dikeou

Christina Dinegar

Lisa Duke

Scott Finlay

Suzanne Goderstad

Nora Heitmann

Emily Hemming

Kitty Koch

Harriet LaMair

Clare Mail

Brooke Maloy

Anne McGonagle

Kim Morss Dehncke

Meg Nichols

Nancy Parker

Jody Phelps

Sara M. Poorman

Karen Ritz

Denise Sanderson

Sally Scott

Jodi Sorensen

Kimberlee Sullivan

Tolly Tate

Kathy Tyree

Sandy Wischmeyer

Lisa Zetah

 

About Central City Opera
Central City Opera is the fifth oldest opera company in the U.S., located just 35 miles west of Denver in one of Colorado’s official National Landmark Historic Districts. The company continues to present artistically excellent professional opera in its annual summer festival; to offer career-entry training to young singers; to produce education and community engagement programs and to preserve and maintain the Central City Opera House, and 28 other Victorian-era properties. For information, visit centralcityopera.org.  For tickets, email boxoffice@centralcityopera.org or call 303.292.6700.

 

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