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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

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Melba Jiménez and Alan Kesten

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Melba Jiménez and Alan Kesten

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Tony and Barbara Franke

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Tony and Barbara Franke

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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

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Each table is decorated with a different color scheme.

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Each table is decorated with a different color scheme.

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Joan del Giudice and Ann Waller

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Joan del Giudice and Ann Waller

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Lynn Blackledge and Ann Walborn

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Lynn Blackledge and Ann Walborn

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Suellen Tillman rocks a Valentino dress.

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Suellen Tillman rocks a Valentino dress.

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

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

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Laurel Phillips and Nela Choy

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Laurel Phillips and Nela Choy

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Jane Newman, Annamaria Troiano and Mary Mitchell

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Jane Newman, Annamaria Troiano and Mary Mitchell

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Evella and Keith Feldhacker

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Evella and Keith Feldhacker

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

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

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Jaqlyn and David Hammersley

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Jaqlyn and David Hammersley

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Steve Krause, Jen Niedzinski, Jane Killam and Michele Miller

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Steve Krause, Jen Niedzinski, Jane Killam and Michele Miller

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Fatima Moon and Maria Sarver

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Fatima Moon and Maria Sarver

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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.

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

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

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Joe and Dede Mallof

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Joe and Dede Mallof

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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.

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LeAnn and Scott Yow

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

LeAnn and Scott Yow

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Bright ribbons decorate the ballroom.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Bright ribbons decorate the ballroom.

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Jacqueline and David Morton

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Jacqueline and David Morton

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Steve and Lucia Almquist with Ginny and Alden Keyser

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Steve and Lucia Almquist with Ginny and Alden Keyser

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Elizabeth and Rocco Aversa

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Elizabeth and Rocco Aversa

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