Bella Voce at the Don CeSar
Friday, April 26, 2019

"A decadent and elegant evening of orchestral and operatic bliss!"

It’s the most elegant St. Pete evening of the year! Join us at the beautiful Don CeSar Resort for our 2019 gala, Bella Voce (“Beautiful Voice”) Friday, April 26. Look forward to a wide selection of tantalizing silent and live auction items, a gourmet dinner and drinks, and an intimate orchestral experience in the King Charles Ballroom – overlooking the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico!

Star dancers from the Fred Astaire Studio will be there to trip the light fantastic with you, should you so desire, and world-class singers from our upcoming Puccini Festival will enthrall you with their beautiful voices. Special packages are available for this fairytale evening out with Maestro Sforzini and St. Pete Opera – including a private lounge, early entrance, sponsorship opportunities, special room rates at the Don and more! 

SOLD OUT!

VIP Tickets $400
Includes private lounge, early access to event, exclusive entertainment (5:30 p.m. entrance)

Grand Entrance Tickets $200
Dinner, auctions, orchestra and dancing (7 p.m. entrance)

SOLD OUT! See you there!

 

SPONSOR A TABLE  
Treat your guests to an incredible evening and support the arts in our community!

$6,500 Associate Sponsor
Includes VIP Gala Table for 10, Your logo as associate sponsor on all event materials (includes signage, programs and invitations, print and electronic media), Listing on website, Benefits of SPO’s Platinum Principal donor level, including invitations to unique events and open rehearsals, and listing in opera programs for one year.

$5,000 VIP Table Sponsor
Includes VIP Gala Table for 10, Your logo as table sponsor on event signage and programs, Listing on website, Benefits of SPO’s Sustainer donor level, including invitations to unique events and open rehearsals, and listing in opera programs for one year.

$3,250 Grand Entrance Table Sponsor
Includes Grand Entrance Gala Table for 10, Your logo as table sponsor on event signage and programs, Listing on website, Benefits of SPO’s Sustainer donor level, including invitations to unique events and open rehearsals, and listing in opera programs for one year.

~ INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP ~
All sponsorship levels receive inclusion of name on event programs, listing on the SPO website, and recognition in opera programs in assigned annual donor categories for one year.
Gala tickets not included with individual sponsorship.

Platinum Sponsor $1,500 
Gold Sponsor $1,000
Silver Sponsor $750
Bronze Sponsor $500

For more information on sponsorship levels and benefits, please contact Susan Hellman Spatafora at 727-823-2040, ext.2 or shellman@stpeteopera.org

Special Thanks to our 2019 Bella Voce Sponsors

Bella Voce Co-Sponsors
Harry and Joan McCreary

VIP Table Sponsors
Michael and Fatima Chren
John and Rosemary Watts, Cadence Bank

Grand Entrance Table Sponsors
Journey Partners Team, Jon Smith and Christian Sidwell

Platinum Level Sponsors
Jan and Lee Davisson
Belinda Dumont
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
LJ Event Production
Gloria Matyszyk and Dick Caldwell
Linda and Bob Pugliese
Mirella and Norman Smith

Gold Level Sponsors
Mark Sforzini and Michael Roberts

Bronze Level Sponsors
Irene Athos
Susanna Bellafante
Central Imaging Open MRI

THANK YOU TO OUR BELLA VOCE TEAM
Paul Woods & Jacob Jimmerson, Gala Chairs
Linda Pugliese, Decor Chair
Susanna Bellafante
Martha Boden
Francesca Brusini
Dorothy and Bill Cappadona
Ellen and Lanny Dacus
Susan and Dick Luehrs
Carol Miller
Jon Smith and Christian Sidwell
Mirella Cimato Smith
Lana and Ray Tetzlaff
Cherie Willard

Bon Apetit!

  • Airline Breast of Chicken with Mushrooms and a Marsala Glaze
  • Roasted Manhattan Strip Steak with Rosemary Brown Butter and Roasted Shallot Glaze
  • Macadamia Crusted Gulf Fish with Sweet Corn Relish
  • Chickpea and Quinoa Cake with Red Pepper Coulis