More than 200 people gathered at the Panorama Room of the Pier Sixty Six Hyatt Regency on February 23rd to celebrate the Diva Impresario Awards Luncheon. Established in 1994, the luncheon recognizes outstanding supporters of Florida Grand Opera.
Chair Carol Frei and Event Founder Barbara Copanos welcomed the attendees to a champagne reception and silent auction featuring beautiful items from Designer Discount Handbags and custom jewelry by Maria Salgado.
The luncheon began with a wonderful vocal presentation by the Florida Grand Opera Young Artists: Daniel Shirley, tenor; Lacy Sauter, soprano; Courtney McKeown, mezzo soprano accompanied at the piano by Francesco Fraboni, vocal coach.
Two lucky winners of the Opera Mystery Music claimed their prizes from Justin Moss and Linda Grabowski. Barbara Copanos then challenged the guests with a pledge made to Florida Grand Opera at the luncheon. Many pledges were made by the many FGO supporters!!!
- Grand Diva Dr. Gloria Kline
- Diva A. Louise Harms
- Diva Rebecca Spinale
- Impresario Douglas Evans
- Impresario Irvin Lippman
- Impresario Eric Koskoff
- Impresario David Melin
- Volunteer Award Robert Trate
were celebrated with a video photo program of important events in their lives presented by David Yuen and narrated by Justin Moss.
After the video presentation, the lucky winners of the Raffle drawing claimed their prizes. It was a lovely afternoon for all.
Thanks to Betty Young for this great photography. Enjoy the photos!!!