Events Archive

From 1984 to the present, the Opera Buffs has presented young artists in showcases, recitals, operas and galas, providing them with paid performance opportunity and on-stage experience -- More than 130 programs in total. Added to these, but not included in this listing, are the university opera productions we have underwritten in part, again contributing to the training and experience of young artists.

Scroll down the listings, organized from most recent back to our beginnings, and enjoy a trip through our Memory Lane.

There are 134 events!

Sun, 03/06/2011 "One Day When We Were Young" Thayer Hall, The Colburn School
This is your opportunity to hear talented young vocalists sing their way toward careers in opera. Hear them now and mark their progress at future events.
Fri, 02/18/2011 "Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites" Opera UCLA
February 18 and 24 at 8 PM; February 20 and 26 at 2 PM Free tickets for paid-up 2011 members only Members -- reserve by telephone to Joan at 310 470 6268 or jmachunter@aol.com
Sat, 02/27/2010 Performers Showcase Thayer Hall - The Colburn School
Jacquelynne Fonteyne (soprano), Alexandra Loutsion (soprano), Nick Zammit (countertenor), YuJoong Kim (tenor), Julian Arsenault (baritone); Michael Van Duzer, Director, Mona Lands, Music Director
Sun, 10/25/2009 Performers Showcase Thayer Hall - The Colburn School
Narine Ojakyan (soprano), Erin Wood (soprano), Hak Soo Kim (tenor), Liam McLachlan (tenor), Timothy Campbell (baritone), Gabriel Vamvulescu (bass); Michael Van Duzer, Director, Mona Lands, Music Director
Sun, 03/22/2009 Gala Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Douglas Carpenter, Liam McLachlan, Adrien Roberts, Sunmi Shin, Rebecca Sjöwall, Xiaobo Su, KyungTeak Lim, Gabriel Vamvulescu, Nicholas Zammit. Mona Lands, Music Director
Sat, 11/08/2008 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
"Young Singers from Around the World" with Joanna Foote, Xiaobo Su, Joseph KyungTeak Lim, Liam McLachlan, Tracy Cox, Caleb Barnes; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director and Lynne Mitchell, Event Chair
Sat, 06/28/2008 Gala Fundraiser in memory of Don Fuchik Valley Hunt Club
25th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser (in memory of Don Fuchik) - Jessica Rivera, soprano, Richard Bernstein, bass-baritone, and Cathy Miller Popovic, pianist. Hosted by Nancy Cole and Kathryn Fauble
Thu, 05/01/2008 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Karen Vuong, Matthew Giebel, Jose Adan Perez; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director and Lynne Mitchell, Event Chair
Thu, 11/29/2007 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Lauren Michelle, Daniel Montenegro, Peabody Southwell, Apollo Wong; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director with Lynne Mitchell, Event Chair
Sun, 05/27/2007 Master Class Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Bldg, UCLA
Frans Boerlage, Master Teacher with Jacqueline Bezek, Kalil Wilson, Carin Gilfry and Julia Metzler with Mona Lands, pianist
Sun, 04/29/2007 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Brian Cali, Khori Dastoor, Rodell Rosel, Laura Parker; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director and Lynne Mitchell, Event Chair
Sun, 01/21/2007 Fund Raiser Gala Valley Hunt Club
Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano and Diana Tash, mezzo-soprano, with Armen Guzelimian, pianist. Hosted by Nancy Cole and Kathryn Fauble
Mon, 11/06/2006 Showcase Gala Zipper Concert Hall
Jacquelynne Fontaine, David Lomeli, Malesha Jessie, Brian Calì, Angel Blue, Daniel Suk, Stephanie Elsayed, Jacqueline Bezek, Amber Mercomes
Sat, 05/06/2006 Master Class Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Bldg, UCLA
Frans Boerlage, Master Teacher with Tara Davison, Malesha Jessie-Owens, Brian Calì and Kenneth Curnow with Mona Lands, pianist
Sat, 04/22/2006 USC Thornton Opera Bing Theatre
IDOMENEO - Directed by Ken Kazan and Conducted by Brent McMunn
Sun, 03/05/2006 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Jacqueline Bezek, Natasha Flores, Kalil Wilson and Joshua Hong; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director with Lynne Mitchell, Event Chair
Sun, 10/09/2005 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Christin Wismann, Gian-Carla Tisera, Randall Bills and Kenneth Curnow; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director and Joan Hunter and Lionel Levin, Event Chairs
Sat, 05/07/2005 Master Class Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Bldg, UCLA
Frans Boerlage, Master Teacher with Elisabeth Rosenberg, Rachel Evans, Kenneth Curnow, Edgar Ernesto Ramirez and Masanori Takahashi and Mona Lands, pianist
Sun, 05/01/2005 Fundraiser in memory of Rena Cohen & Betsy Lesser
Gala Fundraiser in memory of Rena A. Cohen and Betsy B. Lesser with John Atkins, tenor, Stephanie Vlahos, mezzo-soprano and Brent McMunn, pianist. Hosted by Nancy Cole, Anne Morss Combs, Doug Elliott, Kathryn Fauble, Lionel Levin and Lynne Mitchell
Sun, 04/03/2005 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Lynne Claire Morse, Jamie Chamberlin, Jeon Ran Kim, Kenneth Curnow, Jesus Leon and David Williams; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Direcctor and Lynne Mitchell, Event Chair
Sun, 01/09/2005 UCLA Opera Scenes Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Bldg, UCLA
Leslie Dennis and Margarita Galban directors; Joan Hunter, Event Chair; Judith Palanca Hansen & Mona Lands, Accompanists.
Sun, 10/10/2004 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Jieun Lee, Angela Meade, Minna Edel, Jesus Leon and In Joon Jang; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director with Joan Hunter, Event Chair
Sat, 08/21/2004 Recital Zipper Concert Hall
Katie Van Kooten, soprano and Paul Floyd, pianist; Lenore and Richard Wayne, Event Chairs
Sat, 05/08/2004 Master Class Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Bldg, UCLA
Frans Boerlage, Master Teacher with Jieun Lee, Rolando-Michael Sanz, Ani Maldjian, Suren Hazarian, Michelle Culbertson, Minna Edel and Mona Lands, Accompanist
Sat, 04/24/2004 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Special Guest Robin Buck with Anya Mastanovic, Christina Borgioli, Nina Yoshida.Kalil Wilson and David Williams; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director and Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 02/01/2004 USC Thornton Opera Scenes Alfred Newman Hall, USC
Chuck Hudson and Dan Williamson, Directors; Kathryn Lounsbery and John Higgins, Accompanists; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 10/12/2003 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Ariana Wyatt, Kelley O’Connor, Laurie Rubin, Rodell Rosel, Nathan Stark; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 03/30/2003 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Khorshed Dastoor, Eva Lukkonen, Randall Bills, Andrew Fernando; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Mon, 02/03/2003 USC Thornton Opera Scenes Alfred Newman Hall, USC
Dejan Miladinovic and Timothy Lindberg, Directors; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 10/13/2002 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Joohee Choi, Ciera Lamborn, Nazani Ashjian, Jesus Leon, In Joon Jang with Ethan Lin, flute; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sat, 09/28/2002 Gala Fundraiser The Robert Blacker House, Pasadena
Rod Gilfry, baritone and Armen Guzelimian, pianist; Nancy Cole, Kathryn Fauble, Lionel Levin and Mani Meckler Baker, Event Chairs
Sun, 04/07/2002 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Jessica Rivera, Ariana Simpson, Chad Berlinghieri, James Creswell; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 02/10/2002 USC Thornton Opera Scenes Alfred Newman Hall, USC
Dejan Miladinovic, Timothy Lindberg, Directors; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 10/14/2001 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Laura Decher, Jordan Gumucio, Andrew Fernando, Gregorio Gonzales, Nazani Ashjian; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 06/10/2001 Master Class UCLA - Schoenberg Hall
Catherine Malfitano, Master Teacher with Jordan Gumucio, soprano, Rebecca Tomlinson, soprano, Andrew Ahlquist, baritone, In Joon Jang, baritone and Susan Koo, soprano; William Vendice, Accompanist and Director Opera UCLA
Sat, 03/10/2001 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Julianna Di Giacomo, Sarah Kleeman, Robert MacNeil, In Joon Jang; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 10/29/2000 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Awet Andemicael, Julia Watkins-Davis, Heesook Park, Rodell Rosel, Jinyoung Jang; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Fri, 05/12/2000 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Julie Makerov, Cynthia Jansen, Kevin Hafenstein, In Joon Jang; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 01/23/2000 USC Thornton Opera Scenes Alfred Newman Hall, USC
David Pfeiffer and Timothy Lindberg, Directors; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 11/07/1999 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
Kirsten Therese Leslie, Haqumai Sharpe, Andrew Fernando, Ron Li-Paz; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Fri, 08/27/1999 Fundraiser - Recital Home of Dr. Melvin L. Sommer
Danielle De Niese, soprano and Greg Fedderly, tenor with Mona Lands, pianist
Sun, 05/30/1999 Performers Showcase Zipper Concert Hall
"A Very Special Performers Showcase" with Julianna di Giacomo, Tina Janzen, Charles Castronovo, Malcolm MacKenzie, Jamie Offenbach; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 02/28/1999 USC Opera Scenes Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
David Pfeiffer, Timothy Llindberg and Betty Kimery, Directors; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 11/22/1998 Performers Showcase Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
Sherri Curtis-Seiden, Dauri Kennedy, Jessica House, Cynthia Theo, Bruce Sledge, Andrew Sweeney; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 06/28/1998 Fund Raiser LA Music Center
"A Galaxy of Stars from Near and Far" - Richard Bernstein, Ralph Cato, Julianna Di Giacomo, Suzanna Guzmán, Carmella Jones, Malcolm MacKenzie, Earle Patriarco, Rebecca Semrau, Jessica Siena, Etsel Skelton, Daniel Sumegi, Erin Wood; Mona Lands, Music Director; Rena Cohen, Event Chair
Sun, 03/29/1998 Performers Showcase Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
Jessica Rivera, Erin Wood, Charles Castronovo, Jamie Offenbach; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 02/08/1998 USC Opera Scenes Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
David Pfeiffer and Ward Holmquist, Directors; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 12/07/1997 CSUN "Opera Theatre in Concert" Cal State Northridge
David Scott, Director
Sun, 11/16/1997 Performers Showcase Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
Julianna Di Giacomo, Katja Nicolai, Bruce Sledge, Reid Bruton; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 08/24/1997 Fund Raiser Verdi Ristorante
"Stellar Voices for the 21st Century"; Rebecca Semrau, Robert MacNeil and Donald Christensen; Mona Lands, Music Director; Anne Combs, Event Chair
Sun, 05/25/1997 UCLA Opera Scenes Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
William Vendice, Music Director and Conductor, Dorothy-Jean Lloyd, Stage Director; Danielle de Niese, soprano, et al; Mona Lands and Judy Hansen, pianists; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 03/02/1997 Performers Showcase All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena
Tracy Saliefendic, Renée Sousa, William George, Duk Hee Cho; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Wed, 12/11/1996 Performers Showcase Culver Palms United Methodist Church
Anita Di Simone, Assim Vassileff, UCLA Chamber Singers; Mona Lands, Music Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs.
Sun, 10/06/1996 Performers Showcase Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
Camelia Voin-Ploscariu, Erin Wood, Dennis McNeil, Cedric Berry; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 06/16/1996 Fund Raiser Home of Dr. & Mrs. Taro Yokoyama
Danielle de Niese, Earle Patriarco and Mona Lands, pianist; Rosalyn Ann Hewertson and Melvin Sommer, Event Chairs
Sun, 04/14/1996 Performers Showcase Pasadena Presbyterian Church
"A Pasadena Performance of Operatic Arias and Scenes" - Charles Castronovo, Nmon Ford-livene, Sewell Griffith, Malcolm MacKenzie, Jennifer Roderer; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 02/25/1996 USC Opera Scenes Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
Frans Boeerlage and Ward Holmquist, Directors
Sun, 12/03/1995 Performers Showcase Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
Carles Castronovo, Malcolm MacKenzie, Rebecca Semrau, Andrea Trebnik, Jessica Tivens; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 10/01/1995 CSU Northridge Operatic Excerpts Cal State Northridge
David Scott, Direcctor
Sun, 07/09/1995 Performers Showcase Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
Jessica Siena, Cedric Berry, Tihana Herceg; Mona Lands, Music Director; Performers Showcase Committee, Event Chairs
Wed, 05/31/1995 Fund Raiser Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church
Greg Fedderly, Sondra Radvanovsky, Carmella Jones; "The Gondoliers" with Brian Leerhuber, John Klacka, Daniel Ebbers, Nmon Ford-Livene, Jennifer Roderer, Elissa Johnston, Frances Young and Andrea Trebnik; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer and Albert Lord, Stage Directors; Rena Cohen, Event Chair
Sun, 03/05/1995 USC Opera Scenes Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
Frans Boerlage, William Vendice, Directors
Fri, 12/16/1994 Daniel Sumegi in Concert
Daniel Sumegi, Bass and Mona Lands, pianist; Betsy Lesser, Event Chair
Wed, 11/09/1994 Performers Showcase Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church-Buswell Hall
Kimberly Abraham, Noëlle Brooks, John Klacka, Malcolm MacKenzie, Tracy Strand; Mona Lands/William Vendice, Music Directors, Michael Van Duzer and Albert Lord, Stage Directors; Betsy Lesser, Event Chair
Sun, 10/09/1994 CSU Northridge "Mostly Mozart" Cal State Northridge
David Scott, Director
Wed, 05/18/1994 Performers Showcase Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church
Seung Won Choi, Dean Elzinga, Tatyana Rashkovsky, Kerry Walsh; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer and Albert Lord Stage Directors; Betsy Lesser, Event Chair
Sun, 02/13/1994 USC Opera Scenes Bing Theatre
Frans Boerlage and William Vendice, Directors
Wed, 12/01/1993 "Amahl and the Night Visitors" Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church
Stephanie Vlahos, Greg Fedderly, Donald Christensen, Ralph Cato, Malcolm MacKenzie and introducing Colin Nelson as Amahl; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer, Stage Director; Donna Wolverton, Event Chair
Sun, 10/10/1993 CSU Northridge "Merry Women & Their Friends" Cal State Northridge
David Scott, Direcctor
Sun, 08/22/1993 Fund Raiser, Scholarship Fund Benefit Home of Mary Jones-Gaston
Jennifer Trost and Aram Barsamian with Mona Lands, pianist; Betsy Lesser, Event Chair
Tue, 05/11/1993 Performers Showcase Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church
John Atkins, Shelley Jameson, Carmella Jones, Long Hyun Lee, Ellen Rabiner; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer and Albert Lord, Stage Directors; Betsy Lesser and Joan Hunter, Event Chairs
Sun, 03/28/1993 USC Opera Scenes Bing Theatre
William Vendice and Alexia Kolias, Directors
Sun, 01/10/1993 Appreciation Concert for Special Donors Home of Ernst Herman
Lorraine Baeza, Katherine Naglestad, Jong Hyun Lee, Earle Patriarco; Mona Lands, Music Director; Rena Cohan and Betsy Lesser, Event Chairs
Sat, 12/05/1992 Fund Raiser
Special Estate Sale - Juliette and Hugh Douglas Scholarship Fund
Tue, 11/24/1992 Performers Showcase Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church
Seung Won Choi, Suzanna Guzman, Janet Momjian, Catherine Naglestad; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer and Albert Lord, Stage Directors; Rena Cohen, Joan Hunter and Betsy Lesser, Event Chairs
Sun, 10/04/1992 CSU Northridge "A Concert of Operatic Excerpts" Cal State Northridge
David Scott, Director
Tue, 05/19/1992 Performers Showcase Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church
Brian Asawa, Richard Bernstein, Seung Won Choi, Michelle de Young, Paula Rasmussen; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer and Albert Lord Stage Directors; John MacFarland, Event Chair
Sun, 03/15/1992 USC Opera Scenes Hancock Auditorium
Frans Boerlage and Henrietta Pelta, Directors
Thu, 02/20/1992 Seminar on Barber of Seville
Seminar Contribution from the Buffs to Guild Opera - Barber of Seville
Sun, 01/12/1992 Fund Raiser Home of Payson Wolff
Appreciation Concert for Special Gift Donors - Seung Won Choi, Michelle de Young, Margaret Morrison; Mona Lands, pianist; Rena Cohen, Betsy Lesser, John MacFarland, Event Chairs
Tue, 11/19/1991 Performers Showcase Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church
"A Concert of Unusual and Delightful Music" with Richard Bernstein, Alison England, Greg Fedderly, Ellen Rabiner, Jennifer Smith; Mona Lands, Music Director, Michael Van Duzer and Albert Lord, Stage Directors; John MacFarland, Event Chair
Sun, 10/06/1991 CSU Northridge "A Program of Operatic Excerpts"
A Program of Operatic Excerpts including Popular American Operas; David Scott, Director
Tue, 05/21/1991 Performers Showcase Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church
Brian Asawa, Robin Buck, Yu Chen, Ruth Golden, Stephanie Vlahos; Grant Gershon, Music Director; John MacFarland, Event Chair
Sun, 03/17/1991 Fund Raiser "Verdi Gras" Marriott Hotel, Century City
Rodney Gilfry, Greg Fedderly, Jennifer Trost, Paul Rasmussen, Christine Weidinger; Grant Gershon and Randall Behr, Music Directors; Shirley Hanf and Richard Wayne, Event Chairs
Sun, 02/24/1991 USC Opera Scenes Hancock Auditorium
Frans Boerlage, Director
Sun, 11/18/1990 Performers Showcase "On the Way Up" USC
Earl Patriarco, Margaret Morrison, Anita Krause, Mel Whitehead, Cynthia Clayton, Ralph Cato, Frederick Winthrop; Grant Gerson, Music Director; Herta Glaz, Coordinator and Artistic Advisor
Sun, 09/23/1990 CSU Northridge "A Concert of Operatic Excerpts" Cal State Northridge
David Scott, Director
Tue, 06/05/1990 Performers Showcase UCLA NPI Auditorium
Our Twentysomething Artist Roster: Katherine Lloyd, Aimee Willis, Carter Scott, Brian Asawa, Nmon Ford-Livene, Jeffrey Calof; Matthew Carey, special guest artist; Rosemary Hyler, pianist; Nina Hinson, Director; Albert Lord and Michael Van Duzer, Event Chairs
Sun, 04/08/1990 Seminar
Seminar Contribution from the Buffs - Seminar LA Opera - "Queen of Spades"
Fri, 03/30/1990 6th Membership Party Santa Monica Library
"The Celebration of the Century", Michael Van Duzer, Event Chair
Sun, 03/11/1990 USC "Opera Frolics" Hancock Auditorium
Frans Boerlage, Director
Sun, 02/18/1990 Fund Raiser Mt. St. Mary's
Gala Concert & Silent Auction, High Tea; Ealynn Voss, Jorge Lopez-Yanez, Richard Bernstein, Paula Rasmussen; Grant Gershon, Music Director; Rich Capparela, MC; Jeannie Kaufman, Rena Cohen, and Shirley Hanf, Event Chairs
Sat, 02/10/1990 Seminar
Seminar Contribution fron the Buffs - Seminar LA Opera "Falstaff"
Sun, 10/29/1989 Performers Showcase "On the Way Up" USC - Bovard Auditorium
Program dedicated to the memory of Hedy Holt - Elissa Johnston, Anita Krause, Sun Young Kim, Bruce Johnson, Yu Chen, Richard Bernstein,Mel Whitehead, Margaret Morrison, Cynthia Clayton, William Trabold, Carla Perez, Pauline Bourke; Grant Gershon, coordinator and pianist; Herta Glaz, Artistic Consultant; Douglas Elliott, Event Chair
Sat, 09/09/1989 Seminar
Seminar Contribution from the Buffs - Seminar LA Opera - "Mahagonny"
Sun, 03/19/1989 Fund Raiser UCLA - Schoenberg Hall
"Le Somers Memorial Concert" - Special Honoree, Peter Hemmings; Yu Chen, Greg Fedderly, Jonathan Mack, Jennifer Trost, Stephanie Vlahos; Randall Behr and Grant Gershon, Music Directors; Rich Capparela, MC; Justino Diaz, Honorary Chair; Jeannie Kaufman, Event Chair
Sun, 03/05/1989 USC Opera "Dido & Aeneas" Hancock Auditorium
Frans Boerlage and Randall Behr, Directors
Sun, 02/05/1989 5th Membership Party Pacific Palisades Women's Club
Sun, 11/20/1988 Seminar
Seminar Contribution from the Buffs - Seminar LA Opera "Wozzeck"
Sun, 10/02/1988 Seminar
Seminar Contribution from the Buffs - Seminar LA Opera "Tales of Hoffmann"
Sun, 09/25/1988 Seminar
Seminar Contribution from the Buffs - Seminar LA Opera "Katya Kobanova"
Fri, 09/16/1988 Performers Showcase "On the Way Up" Hancock Auditorium
Concert in honor of the late Jack Metz; Wei-Long Tao, Bruce Johnson, Cynthia Clayton, Debbie Cree, Patricia Taylor, Jennifer Trost, Mel Whitehead, Hector Vasquez, Sun Young Kim, Yu Chen; Grant Gershon, Music Director; Douglas Elliott, Florence Korsak and Miriam Jampol, Event Chairs
Sun, 07/17/1988 Fund Raiser "Be an Angel" Verdi Ristorante
Ealynn Voss with Grant Gershon, pianist
Thu, 03/24/1988 USC Opera Scenes Hancock Auditorium
Frans Boerlage and Randall Behr, Directors; Florence Korsak, Event Chair
Mon, 02/22/1988 Fund Raiser "Stars of the Future" Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church
John Atkins, Robin Buck, Angelique Burzynski, Greg Fedderly, Jorge Lopez-Yanez, Stephanie Vlahos, Dale Wendel; Grant Gershon, Music Director; Judy Zahler, Richard Wayne, Mary Jones-Gaston, Event Chairs
Sat, 01/30/1988 4th Annual Membership Party Pacific Palisades Women's Club
Sun, 01/10/1988 Performer Showcase "Operamor" Wilshire Ebell Theater
With the National Society of Arts & Letters - Elizabeth Ince and Jay Galbraith with Natalie Limonick, pianist
Sun, 11/22/1987 Seminar UCLA Faculty Center
Seminar Contribution from the Buffs - Seminar LA Opera "Tristan und Isolde"
Mon, 10/26/1987 CSU Long Beach Opera "Figaro" CSU Long Beach
"Le Nozze di Figaro"
Thu, 09/17/1987 Performers Showcase Steinway Hall
Debbie Cree, Christopher Schuman, Margaret Welch with Grant Gershon, pianist
Thu, 08/06/1987 Fund Raiser
8/6-8/11 - Aspen Tour Fund Raiser - Gwen Singh and Rena Cohen, Event Chairs
Fri, 06/26/1987 Performers Showcase Steinway Hall
RECITAL: Mark Moliterno, baritone and Brent McMunn, pianist
Sat, 05/02/1987 USC Opera "Così fan tutte" USC - Caldwell Hall Theatre
Sun, 02/22/1987 3rd Membership Party At the home of Lou Bernstein
Larry Wong
Sat, 01/17/1987 Performers Showcase "Plus" USC Hancock Auditorium
Rebecca Sherburn, coloratura soprano and Wei-Long Tao, baritone with Grant Gershon, pianist; Hosted by Dr. Taylor Wang; Doug Elliott and Gwen Singh, Event Chairs
Mon, 01/05/1987 Seminar
Seminar Contribution from the Buffs - Seminar UCLA "Britten Seminar"
Sat, 12/13/1986 Seminar
Seminar Contribution from the Buffs - Benjamin Britten Seminar with Opera Quarterly and Music Center Opera League
Sun, 11/23/1986 Performers Showcase St. Augustine By-the-Sea Church, Santa Monica
Cal State Long Beach Opera - Michael Carson, Director
Sun, 09/28/1986 Fund Raiser
"A Most Unusual Concert on the Green", 2nd Scholarship Benefit Concert; Kimberly Allman, Robin Buck, Jorge Lopez-Yanez, Patricia Prunty; Judy Zahler, Event Chair
Sun, 05/25/1986 Performers Showcase USC
"Super Performers Showcase", 15 Finalists and Award Winners of 1986 Opera Guild Auditions; Miae Park Choi, Donald Christensen, Leona Johnson, Victoria Litherland, Lisa Livingston, Michael Lyon, Ronald Naiditch, Patricia Prunty, Robert Remington, Christopher Schuman, Adelaide Sinclair, Diana Tash, Jill Torvund, Jennifer Trost, LeRoy Villanueva; Richard Cordova, Music Director and pianist; Rena Cohen and Judy Zahler, Event Chairs
Sat, 05/03/1986 "Merry Wives of Windsor" CSU Fullerton
Opera Guild of So. Calif. presents "Merry Wives of Windsor"
Sun, 04/27/1986 New Members Party Home of Audré Slater
Mark Molitero, Genevieve White, Keith Butenshon and Brent McMunn, pianist
Sun, 02/23/1986 2nd Paid Up Membership Party Gibbons and Cotterill
Kimberly Allman and Robin Buck with Judy Hanson, pianist
Fri, 01/03/1986 Performers Showcase UCLA International Student Center
L.A. Santa Fe Apprentice Artists
Sat, 10/05/1985 Performers Showcase UCLA Faculty Center
LeRoy Villanueva and Natalie Limonick, pianist; Sherwin Sloan and Rena Cohen, Event Chairs
Sun, 06/30/1985 Performers Showcase Home of William Ingoldsby and Daniel Espinoza
Kathy Carpenter's Bon Voyage Concert with Natalie Limonick, pianist
Sun, 05/05/1985 "Don Giovanni" CSU Fullerton
"Don Giovanni" with Opera Guild
Thu, 02/28/1985 Guild Opera and Buffs Party
Gabriel Reoyo, host
Fri, 02/22/1985 Fund Raiser - Thomas Hampson Home of Vari McCormac
Thomas Hampson, baritone and Armen Guzelimian, pianist; Kati Kulina and Lawrence C. Williams, Event Chairs
Sat, 01/19/1985 1st Paid Up Membership Party
Sat, 11/03/1984 USC Opera "Romeo & Juliette" USC - Bovard Auditorium
"Romeo & Juliette", Natalie Limonick and Frans Boerlage, Directors
Fri, 09/14/1984 Performers Showcase "Gianni Schicchi" John Marshall High School
"Gianni Schicchi" and Deborah Voigt with CSU Fullerton Opera Dept., Michael Kurkjian, Director
Sat, 06/02/1984 Performers Showcase Westwood Presbyterian Church
Opera Guild Winners Recital with Jennifer Trost, Don Christensen, Mark Burroughs, and Peter Goeser, Director
Sun, 02/05/1984 USC Opera USC - Bovard Auditorium
USC Opera Company "Faust"; Natalie Limonick and Frans Boerlage, Directors

 

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