By Francisco Salazar
Opera Colorado is set to present its annual gala, benefiting expanding artistic initiatives and Education and Community Engagement Programs.
The event, chaired by Robin and Eric Yaeger, will take place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Friday, May 20.
In a statement Greg Carpenter, The Ellie Caulkins General & Artistic Director said, “It is so exciting to present Opera Colorado’s annual gala after the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of this celebratory event for two years. There is so much to celebrate as we end our 39th season and approach an exciting 40th anniversary. We are deeply grateful to Robin and Eric Yaeger for their leadership and look forward to welcoming our community of supporters,”
The black-tie evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the main lobby with cocktails, casino-style gaming, a silent auction, and live music from Moments Notice. At 7:30 p.m., guests will then proceed to the Studio Loft for a multi-course dinner.
There will also be performances from Opera Colorado’s 2021-22 Artists in Residence, a live auction, and paddle raise. The festivities end with dessert, continued gaming, and post-dinner dancing to Moments Notice in the Chambers Grant Salon.