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The 41st Annual Showcase Concert and Gala Dinner - Wed, Feb. 22, 2017

2016 Showcase Concert

Featuring finalists & winners from the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions – Western Region. Followed by dinner and awards presentations: Dorothy Goldstein, Mimi Rudulph Award Recipient and Renée Van Rosen, Lilli Joseph Award Recipient.

Location: location pending

5:15 PM — Wine & Cheese Reception

6:15 PM — Concert

7:15 PM — First Course Served

7:25 PM — Awards Presentation

7:30 PM — 2nd Course, Dessert & Dancing

Event Chairs: Lilli Joseph and Marion Schaefer

Event Committee: Jean Carrus, Renée Glickman, Ann Heavey, Bruce Johansen, Robin Montgomery, Dr. Joan RuBane, Molly Siefert, Sally Towne, Tom Truhe, Sidney Adair, Jan Darlington and Maridee Moorhead

$200 per person, black tie optional; complimentary valet parking; includes $130 tax deduction, as allowed by law

To purchase tickets, please call us at 760-323-0154 or print out and mail in our reply card by clicking on the icon below.

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Showcase Invite

Sponsorship Information

Thank you for supporting Opera Showcase of the Desert, a 501 (c) 3 Tax ID No. 20-1261920 Opera Showcase's mission is to provide financial support to the Metropolitan Opera National Council Western Region and to provide outreach and expose the children of the Coachella Valley to Opera.

Since 1976, Opera Showcase, in association with the Western Region of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions is proud of presenting young singers in concert and of our Outreach to over 12,000 students who have seen our Showcase singers live.

A partial list of these young singers who have gone on to sing at the Met and who have gone on to great operatic careers include Thomas Hampson, Deborah Voigt, Sondra Radvanovsky, Jessica Rivera and Michelle DeYoung. Current singers on the way up who have appeared on stage at the MET include 2005 winner Rodell Rosel, 2007 winner Amber Wagner and 2012 winner Janai Brugger.


Gold $2,000 - 2 Gala Tickets and Full Page Ad

Silver $1,500 - 2 Gala Tickets and ½ Page Ad

Bronze $1,000 - 2 Gala Tickets and ¼ Page Ad

Pewter $500 - 1 Gala Ticket and Program Listing

Private Donor VIP Party – October 16, 2016

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