Opera Naples Gala and Festival 2023 Handout 12.6.22_Page_1

Opera Naples will present its annual signature fundraiser Seville Soirée at Arthrex One on February 28, 2023. Let us whisk you away to the streets of Spain! Enjoy a passionate evening of sultry Spanish music and dancing, cocktails, dinner and a show-stopping live auction. The Gala is themed with the complex music and culture of Seville, Spain foreshadowing our spring production of Carmen by Georges Bizet at the III Festival Under the Stars.

Your cares will melt away as Opera Naples Artistic & Music Director & Naples Cultural Ambassador Maestro Ramón Tebar leads a variety of extraordinary Spanish-inspired performances. As our major fundraiser, your attendance at the annual gala will support our efforts in a number of critical ways. This year, proceeds from the gala will not only support our award-winning performances and educational programs, but also the Opera Naples Rebuilding Fund as we work to rebuild the Wang Opera Center in the wake of Hurricane lan.

Your support helps us bring renowned artists from around the world to Southwest Florida to perform diverse opera productions throughout the year, including at the upcoming Festival Under the Stars. It will also ensure we can provide access to the arts in our community for years to come. We look forward to seeing you on February 28!

Date

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
5:30 PM

Location

Arthrex One
1 Arthrex Way,
Naples, FL 34108
Directions

Co-Chair

Cindy Stegemann

Cindy Stegemann

Honorary Chair

Mayor Teresa Heitmann photo

Mayor Teresa Heitmann

Co-Chair

louise ost

Louise Ost

Gala Committee

Bronwen Adams

Angela Bell

Laura Burns

Emily Caraco

Kimberly Darr

Moira Fennessey

Rufino Hernandez
Nicoletta Pepe

Thank you to our Sponsors

Centerpiece Sponsor
Cindy Stegemann

Entertainment Sponsor
Louise and Larry Ost

Gift Sponsor
Louis Vuitton

Not Attending?

Join in on the excitement of the online auction!

Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

As a benefit gala, we depend on private and corporate sponsorship to fund our mission. Sponsors receive preferential seating, inclusion in our gala program, and exposure. Questions or requests related to table hosting opportunities and corporate sponsorship, contact kkyle@operanaples.org or call (239)963-9050.

Bizet Sponsor | $25,000

Our Bizet sponsorship is named after Georges Bizet, the French composer who wrote what is widely considered the most popular opera ever, Carmen. The music of Carmen is acclaimed for the brilliance of melody, harmony, atmosphere, and orchestration, and for the skill with which Bizet musically represents the emotions and suffering of his characters.

Benefits
As a Bizet sponsor, you will be acknowledged in the Gala program and all advertising and publicity.
• Primary name recognition in all print advertising and publicity for the Gala, email blasts, and social media.
• Name (or logo if corporate) on Opera Naples web page for the Gala and on our donor recognition web page.
• A full-page ad in the gala program. A Private 1-hour photo shoot is included if requested for family or business.
• Ten-seat Bizet Table at the Seville Soirée Gala with premier table placement, as available ($5,000 value).
• Personal welcome and thank you from the Presenter at the Gala during introductory remarks.
• Commemorative framed 36” x 24” personal poster with Artist(s), photo from the night of the event.

Flamenco Sponsor | $10,000

Our Flamenco Sponsorship at $10,000 is named after the Spanish dance filled with emotional intensity, pride, and expression.

Benefits
As a Flamenco Sponsor; you will be acknowledged in the Gala program and all advertising and publicity for the Gala and will receive the following benefits:
• Name recognition in all print advertising and publicity for the Gala, email blasts, and social media.
• Name (or logo if corporate) on Opera Naples web page for the Gala and on our donor recognition web page.
• A full-page ad in the Gala program.
• Ten-seat Flamenco Table at the Seville Soirée Gala with preferred table placement, as available. ($5,000 value).
• Personal thank you from the Presenter at the Gala during introductory remarks.

Castañuelas Sponsor | $5,000

We have named our $5,000 sponsorship after castanets, or castañuelas in Spanish. The castanets are commonly used in the flamenco dance, and the Spanish folk dance Sevillanas.

Benefits
As a Castañuelas Sponsor, you will be acknowledged in the Gala program and advertising and will receive the following benefits:
• Name recognition in all print advertising and publicity for the Gala, email blasts, and social media.• Name recognition in all print advertising and publicity for the Gala, email blasts, and social media.
• Name (or logo if corporate) on Opera Naples web page for the Gala and on our donor recognition web page.
• A half-page ad in the Gala program.
• Two tickets to the Gala ($1,000 value).
• Personal thank you from the Presenter at the Gala during introductory remarks.

Cocktail Sponsor | $7,500

Benefits
• Logo on Opera Naples event web page.
• Signage at Cocktail Bar and small table tent card recognition on high-top cocktail tables.
• A public thank you at the beginning of dinner seating and remarks.
• Logo on Opera Naples event web page.
• Four tickets to Gala ($2,000 value).
• Listing in Gala Program.

Valet Sponsor | $5,000

Benefits
• Opportunity to display up to four (4) automobiles at the entrance or on a reinforced sidewalk area on the evening of the event.
• Opportunity to place in event parked vehicles a Thank you logo promo item and a business card. (Item must be pre-approved and supplied 30 days prior to the event.)
• Logo on Opera Naples event web page.
• A public thank you at beginning of dinner seating and remarks.
• Two tickets to Gala ($1,000 value).
• Listing in Gala Program.