Opera Naples will present its annual signature fundraiser Winter Dreams Gala at Royal Poinciana Golf Club on December 6, 2023. You are invited to join Co-Chairs Janice Burrus and Bronwen Adams, Honorary Co-Chairs Mayor Teresa Heitmann and Nicoletta Pavarotti, President of the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation, and all guests as we support Opera Naples.

At the Gala, acclaimed Spanish conductor & Opera Naples Artistic Director, Ramón Tebar, and Argentinian Tenor Santiago Ballerini will present an unforgettable evening of music, featuring beloved operatic arias, and timeless classics celebrating the legacy of the great Luciano Pavarotti. The evening also includes cocktails, fine dining, a silent auction, live auction, and a dance floor featuring the amazing Brett Foreman Band!

The Winter Dreams Gala is for the benefit of Opera Naples Performance & Community Outreach Programs

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your support of Opera Naples through gala sponsorship allows us to bring world-class opera and chamber music experiences to the stage and drives our in-school educational programming which impacts 3,000 students each year. We are fortunate to be part of a community that supports our mission, and we appreciate your generosity and enthusiasm for the arts in Southwest Florida

Please download the Sponsorship Package to learn more. Sponsorship commitments received by October 15, 2023, will be proudly acknowledged in our official Gala invitation. Material and logos received by November 15, 2023, will be included in the Gala Program. For questions, benefit requests, or information regarding combined sponsorship opportunities for the Gala and Festival, please contact us at (239) 963-9050 or info@operanaples.org.

We look forward to seeing you on December 6!


Wednesday, December 6, 2023
6:00 PM


Royal Poinciana Golf Club
1600 Solana Rd,
Naples, FL 34105

Maestro Ramon Tebar

Maestro Ramón Tebar
Spanish conductor & Artistic Director

Honorary Co-Chair

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Mayor Teresa Heitmann
City of Naples

Gala Chair

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Janice Burrus

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Santiago Ballerini
Argentinian Tenor

Honorary Co-Chair

Nicoletta Pavarotti President - The Luciano Pavarotti Foundation

Nicoletta Pavarotti
President of the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation

Gala Chair


Bronwen Adams

Gala Committee

Bronwen Adams

Janice Burrus

Kimberly Darr
Moira Fennessey
Mayor Teresa Heitmann

Louise Ost

Nicoletta Pavarotti

Nicoletta Pepe

Cindy Stegemann

2024 Auction Lots

Exciting items coming soon!

Auction Items will include exciting experiences. The gala includes cocktails and fine dining, operatic performances, a silent auction as well as a live auction of several truly exceptional lots. Check back often or follow us on social media for announcements!

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

Gulfshore Life
Crown Jewelers

Cocktail Sponsor
Bruce and Lois Selfon

Entertainment Sponsor

Larry and Louise Ost

Gift Sponsor

Season Logo

2023-24 Season

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4,000 copies of the Opera Naples 2023/2024 Seasonal Program Guide will be distributed to audiences at The Wang Opera Center, Opera Naples community events, Guild Toasts, advertiser distribution, and 3,500 attendees of the fourth annual Festival Under the Stars.

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