The Long Beach Opera’s (LBO) 39th annual gala will be honoring The Port of Long Beach and Patricia Racette, a celebrated operatic soprano, tomorrow in what is expected to be an unforgettable evening at Hotel Maya’s Lagunita Pavilion, it was announced.
Guests will be able to indulge in a night of cocktails, auctions, dinner and entertainment as performers add to the experience.
Funds will go to supporting the LBO’s 2017-2018 season and its community engagement and education initiatives to further support its mission to engage with the world through rarely performed works.
“Attendees will be hypnotized by entertainment curated by LBO favorite Suzan Hanson and high-end design,” stated the release.
Hanson will serve as the mistress of ceremonies, according to LBP’s website, bringing together esteemed singers and ensemble instrumentation to the eclectic musical program.
Racette is being honored as “one of the great singing actresses of our time “and currently performs for audiences around the world. She will also star in LBO’s 2017 production of The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti on Oct. 14.
Being honored as well is The Port of Long Beach, which is not only a community sponsor of the event, but an avid supporter of LBO’s education programs and a strong leader in the community.
“The Port is recognized internationally as one of the world’s best seaports and locally as a partner dedicated to helping the community thrive,” stated the release.
The event will run from 6:00PM to 10:00PM. with live music and a surprise guest headliner as the main performance.
Space is limited, so guests are encouraged to reserve their seat or table as soon as possible in order to enjoy the scenic view of the waterfront style venue.
Also sponsoring the event is Mark Schneider Fine Jewelry, but sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Tickets, Table Sponsor Pricing and Program Tributes info here. https://www.longbeachopera.org/gala
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