Pizza, Pasta and Puccini was a fabulous success!
• Summer Opera Host Mugnaini for sponsoring the evening, providing delightful food to please our palates and to the energetic Mugnaini staff for the wonderful service;
• Summer Opera Co-Host Simi Winery for the selection of wines;
• Art Patron Sponsors: Big Johns, Image Tree Service and Healdsburg Sotheby’s;
• Opera Stars: Eugene Brancoveanu, Carolyn Bacon and pianist Kevin Korth;
• Our dedicated team of volunteers: Sashi Cousins, Robin Opheim, Candy Anderson, Jane Kinsella, Chris Herrera, Joan Berler, Kelly Ebeling, Noelle Passalacqua, Donna Jefferson, Heather Thompson, Ken Mange, Ellen Mange, and Cynthia Beecher;
• And to all who attended, sent checks in lieu of attendance, and who bid on our wonderful auction!
PIZZA, PASTA AND PUCCINI WAS AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS THANKS TO ALL!
If you were unable to be at Piazza Mugnaini on Saturday, Aug 12 – you want to participate in our Fund-A-Need drive – you may send a check to Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448!
A second chance to hear our fabulous Opera Stars: Eugene, Carolyn and pianist Steven Bailey will be at the Healdsburg Plaza on Sunday, August 20. More information HERE
Summer Opera Hosts
We are delighted with the major sponsorship of Summer Opera by Mugnaini, dedicated to the Art of Open Hearth Cooking since 1989.
Simi Winery, founded in 1876, is once again Healdsburg Center for the Arts’ major “vino” sponsor for Summer Opera.
Summer Opera Art Patrons
Summer Opera Stars
EUGENE BRANCOVEANU – baritone
Eugene Brancoveanu’s robust voice and superior stagecraft have earned him critical acclaim in both North America and Europe. His unforced charisma and vocal clarity has made Eugene a favorite of HCA opera goers, having performed both at Opera in the Garden and Private Opera.
CAROLYN BACON – soprano
Carolyn Bacon is a soprano based in San Francisco, known for her imagination, intelligence, and versatility as an opera and musical theater performer. She debuted with West Bay Opera in an expanded version of the role of Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, directed by Tony Award-winning baritone Eugene Brancoveanu.
KEVIN KORTH – piano
ERIC MICHAEL PEREZ
Mugnaini’s videographer, Eric Michael Perez, will be capturing the evening and creating a video available for enjoyment after the event.