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Co-Chairwomen Carolyn Ann Holder and Ann Magee

Sarasota Opera celebrates six decades

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Co-Chairwomen Carolyn Ann Holder and Ann Magee

Executive Director Richard Russell and Walley Kraemer

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Executive Director Richard Russell and Walley Kraemer

Guests first enjoyed a performance at the Opera House.

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Guests first enjoyed a performance at the Opera House.

Costumes from the past years were set up around the stage.

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Costumes from the past years were set up around the stage.

Memoirs from past performances decorated the stage.

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Memoirs from past performances decorated the stage.

Eleanor Faber with Paul and Marilyn Frederick

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Eleanor Faber with Paul and Marilyn Frederick

Doug and Carolyn Ann Holder, James and Ann Magee and Jana and John Bekavac

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Doug and Carolyn Ann Holder, James and Ann Magee and Jana and John Bekavac

Bonnie Chapman and Janet Huelster

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Bonnie Chapman and Janet Huelster

Melinda and Hank Foster

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Melinda and Hank Foster

Roseann Martorella, Ralph and Jinny Scheffert and Margarete and Russell Wiltshire

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Roseann Martorella, Ralph and Jinny Scheffert and Margarete and Russell Wiltshire

Jacqueline and David Morton

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Jacqueline and David Morton

Sandra Lindqvist, Nora Stephan and Erik Lindqvist

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Sandra Lindqvist, Nora Stephan and Erik Lindqvist

Betty Shapiro, Bonny Heet, Martin Martel and Bud Heet

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Betty Shapiro, Bonny Heet, Martin Martel and Bud Heet

Claudia McCorkle and Beau

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Claudia McCorkle and Beau

Louanne and Dennis Roy

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Louanne and Dennis Roy

Peter and Syble DiGirolamo

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Peter and Syble DiGirolamo

The first piece was sang by Jonathan Burton accompanied by John F. Spencer IV on the piano.

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

The first piece was sang by Jonathan Burton accompanied by John F. Spencer IV on the piano.

Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi and Executive Director Richard Russell welcome guests to the stage.

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi and Executive Director Richard Russell welcome guests to the stage.

The centerpieces stood tall above the tables.

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

The centerpieces stood tall above the tables.

The concert and dinner celebrates the Sarasota Opera's 60th anniversary.

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

The concert and dinner celebrates the Sarasota Opera's 60th anniversary.

Each guest received a custom pen.

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Each guest received a custom pen.

More costumes were bought to the Art Ovation Hotel.

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

More costumes were bought to the Art Ovation Hotel.

Flowers decorated the cocktail tables.

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Flowers decorated the cocktail tables.

Guests enjoyed a concert and dinner for the Opera's anniversary.

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 |

Guests enjoyed a concert and dinner for the Opera's anniversary.

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