Gala Auction Items more exciting than ever!
PORTOpera's Gala auction will feature some favorites, like a walk-on role in the opera; opera trips to New York and Washington, DC; fine dining experiences and vacation get-aways; and something exciting and new - a week in Paris! Here are just a few of these highlights:
2-Night Weekend Metropolitan Opera Getaway
A two-night stay within walking distance of Lincoln Center, and a pair of grand-tier best seats to the Met’s production of Bellini’s Norma in mid-October, starring our very own Kate Aldrich (who will welcome you backstage post-performance), plus a backstage tour, a $150 gift certificate for dinner at Lincoln Center’s elegant Grand Tier Restaurant, and a DVD of the opera.
Walk-on Role in La Bohème at the Merrill
Whether you’re an aspiring diva or divo (or know a youngster who longs for the operatic limelight onstage at the Merrill), this is a dream come true. Stage Director Dona D. Vaughn will assign an appropriate role. Singing is not required, but you’ll need a fitting for one of our gorgeous costumes, and rehearsals are required. Imagine the curtain calls!
Commemorative photo included!
A week in a PARIS Apartment
In the heart of Marais (4th Arrondisement, right bank), this beautifully appointed apartment is a couple blocks from Place des Vosges and a couple blocks from Rue de Rivoli, an easy walk to the Seine, with a Metro stop nearby. It sleeps 4 with a king-size bed in the master bedroom and a comfy tempurpedic double sofa bed in the living room. The kitchen is fully equipped, and there is internet, cable and washer/dryer. Also includes welcome champagne, a flexible 2-day hop-on-hop-off tour of all the sights via both bus and bateau, admission tickets to the Musee D’Orsay and free unguided tour of the Palais Garnier Opera House.
Available August 2013 or July/August 2014.