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Co-Chairwomen Patricia Jones and Carol English

Opera patrons enjoy ‘Une Belle Soirée à Paris’

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Co-Chairwomen Patricia Jones and Carol English

Opera Gala committee members Isabelle Wright, Christine Shivery, Co-Chairwoman Patricia Jones, Co-Chairwoman Carol English, Lydia McKenzie and Irene Bagby

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Opera Gala committee members Isabelle Wright, Christine Shivery, Co-Chairwoman Patricia Jones, Co-Chairwoman Carol English, Lydia McKenzie and Irene Bagby

The ballroom was adorned with pink, purple and red flowers at Opera Gala.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

The ballroom was adorned with pink, purple and red flowers at Opera Gala.

Co-Chairwomen Patricia Jones and Carol English

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Co-Chairwomen Patricia Jones and Carol English

Guests were welcomed by some accordion music played by Arun Bhagwat upon their arrival at the gala.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Guests were welcomed by some accordion music played by Arun Bhagwat upon their arrival at the gala.

Gina D’Angelo and Dr. Barry Levine

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Gina D’Angelo and Dr. Barry Levine

Cyndi Miller and Robyn Faucy

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Cyndi Miller and Robyn Faucy

Gerald Fickenscher and Wendy Babb

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Gerald Fickenscher and Wendy Babb

Margaret Lawson with Co-Chairwomen Patricia Jones and Carol English

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Margaret Lawson with Co-Chairwomen Patricia Jones and Carol English

Lynda Marash and Ann Bowers

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Lynda Marash and Ann Bowers

Cecil and Shirley Pickett with Mary Kay Henson

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Cecil and Shirley Pickett with Mary Kay Henson

George Straschnov and Colette Penn

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

George Straschnov and Colette Penn

Steve and Lynn Blackledge with Rod Joslin and Elsa Rohow

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Steve and Lynn Blackledge with Rod Joslin and Elsa Rohow

Bill and Bonnie Chapman

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Bill and Bonnie Chapman

Bunny Skirboll, Faith Goldman, Hannah Weinberg and Helen Glaser

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Bunny Skirboll, Faith Goldman, Hannah Weinberg and Helen Glaser

Adam and Jamie Still

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Adam and Jamie Still

Molly Schechter and Harold Ronson

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Molly Schechter and Harold Ronson

French street signs adorned the hallway outside the ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

French street signs adorned the hallway outside the ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

Kim Nettles, Harry Leopold and Audrey Robbins

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Kim Nettles, Harry Leopold and Audrey Robbins

Marlo and Jay Turner with John Antonuk and Debi Lander

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Marlo and Jay Turner with John Antonuk and Debi Lander

Nora Stephan, Sandra Lindqvist and Jane Bavaria

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Nora Stephan, Sandra Lindqvist and Jane Bavaria

Jim and Andrea Mahan

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Jim and Andrea Mahan

Sylvia Barber, Dorothy Lawrence and Jacqueline Morton

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Sylvia Barber, Dorothy Lawrence and Jacqueline Morton

Hermione Gilpin and Jan Swan

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Hermione Gilpin and Jan Swan

Barbara Aline Blanchard and Isabelle Wright

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Barbara Aline Blanchard and Isabelle Wright

Harold Ronson with Monica and Richard Van Buskirk

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Harold Ronson with Monica and Richard Van Buskirk

Rachael Worthington, Sarasota Opera Executive Director Richard Russell and Claudia McCorkle

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Rachael Worthington, Sarasota Opera Executive Director Richard Russell and Claudia McCorkle

Brigitte McCormack and Fred Melin

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Brigitte McCormack and Fred Melin

Elissa Soyka and Annette Lloyd

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Elissa Soyka and Annette Lloyd

Edie and David Chaifetz

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Edie and David Chaifetz

Live music played for guests who felt like braving the dancefloor before dinner.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Live music played for guests who felt like braving the dancefloor before dinner.

Nancy Hewett and Dr. Edward Williams take to the dance floor before dinner.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Nancy Hewett and Dr. Edward Williams take to the dance floor before dinner.

Carol and Les Brualdi dance before sitting down for dinner.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Carol and Les Brualdi dance before sitting down for dinner.

Maestro Victor DeRenzi welcomes guests.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Maestro Victor DeRenzi welcomes guests.

Cuban Ballet dancers surprise guests with a performance of the Can Can.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Cuban Ballet dancers surprise guests with a performance of the Can Can.

Cuban Ballet dancers surprise guests with a performance of the Can Can.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Cuban Ballet dancers surprise guests with a performance of the Can Can.

Cuban Ballet dancers surprise guests with a performance of the Can Can.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Cuban Ballet dancers surprise guests with a performance of the Can Can.

Cuban Ballet dancers surprise guests with a performance of the Can Can.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Cuban Ballet dancers surprise guests with a performance of the Can Can.

Chairman of the Sarasota Opera Board of Trustees Murray Bring welcomes guests.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Chairman of the Sarasota Opera Board of Trustees Murray Bring welcomes guests.

Lisa Chavez sings for guests.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Lisa Chavez sings for guests.

Andrew Surrena performs for guests.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Andrew Surrena performs for guests.

Kara Shay Thomson sings for guests.

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 |

Kara Shay Thomson sings for guests.

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