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Executive Director Richard Russell and Cynthia Russell

Sarasota Opera Gala colors the town

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Executive Director Richard Russell and Cynthia Russell

Melba Jiménez and Alan Kesten

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Melba Jiménez and Alan Kesten

Tony and Barbara Franke

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Tony and Barbara Franke

Gala committee Bonny Heet, Barb Archbold, Lynn Blackledge, Carla Koeffler, Katherine Benoit, Annette Lloyd and Susan Straus

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Gala committee Bonny Heet, Barb Archbold, Lynn Blackledge, Carla Koeffler, Katherine Benoit, Annette Lloyd and Susan Straus

Each table is decorated with a different color scheme.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Each table is decorated with a different color scheme.

Joan del Giudice and Ann Waller

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Joan del Giudice and Ann Waller

Lynn Blackledge and Ann Walborn

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Lynn Blackledge and Ann Walborn

Suellen Tillman rocks a Valentino dress.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Suellen Tillman rocks a Valentino dress.

The Ritz Carlton Ballroom is decorated with brightly-colored ribbon.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

The Ritz Carlton Ballroom is decorated with brightly-colored ribbon.

Laurel Phillips and Nela Choy

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Laurel Phillips and Nela Choy

Jane Newman, Annamaria Troiano and Mary Mitchell

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Jane Newman, Annamaria Troiano and Mary Mitchell

Evella and Keith Feldhacker

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Evella and Keith Feldhacker

The theme of the evening is "Colors of Love."

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

The theme of the evening is "Colors of Love."

Jaqlyn and David Hammersley

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Jaqlyn and David Hammersley

Steve Krause, Jen Niedzinski, Jane Killam and Michele Miller

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Steve Krause, Jen Niedzinski, Jane Killam and Michele Miller

Fatima Moon and Maria Sarver

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Fatima Moon and Maria Sarver

Millie Finkel, Judy Rosemarin and Patty Bjelland have fun at the photo booth during cocktail hour.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Millie Finkel, Judy Rosemarin and Patty Bjelland have fun at the photo booth during cocktail hour.

Patrons looked at various costumes used in the opera during cocktail hour.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Patrons looked at various costumes used in the opera during cocktail hour.

Joe and Dede Mallof

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Joe and Dede Mallof

Betsy Garner Wyant is all smiles as she attends the gala with her mother Dottie Baer Garner.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Betsy Garner Wyant is all smiles as she attends the gala with her mother Dottie Baer Garner.

LeAnn and Scott Yow

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

LeAnn and Scott Yow

Bright ribbons decorate the ballroom.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Bright ribbons decorate the ballroom.

Jacqueline and David Morton

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Jacqueline and David Morton

Steve and Lucia Almquist with Ginny and Alden Keyser

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Steve and Lucia Almquist with Ginny and Alden Keyser

Elizabeth and Rocco Aversa

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Elizabeth and Rocco Aversa

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