2017 Gala

Utah Opera 2017 Gala

An evening with Renée Fleming

In celebration of Utah Opera’s 40th Anniversary Season

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
7:30PM / Abravanel Hall

Thierry Fischer, conductor
Renee Fleming, soprano
Utah Opera Chorus
Utah Symphony




A fundraising gala to support Utah Opera’s education programs.

Kick off our 40th Anniversary season with international opera sensation Renée Fleming. If you’ve already seen this world’s beloved opera singer on television, this is your chance to see her live, in-person on the stage. Experience Ms. Fleming’s trademark lyricism as we celebrate Utah Opera’s past and support its future.

Support Utah Opera with a VIP Package!

You can make a meaningful difference in providing music education to every school district in Utah, while also receiving Gala VIP benefits such as:

  • VIP Concert Seating
  • VIP Parking Passes
  • Access to pre-/post-concert VIP tent with Entertainment
  • Utah Opera Playbill Recognition



Special thanks to these key individuals and corporations for their support of An evening with Renée Fleming

Honorary Co-Chairs

Governor and Mrs. Mitt Romney

Committee Co-Chairs

Mrs. Carolyn Gardner and Mrs. Joanne Shiebler

Corporate Chair

Ms. Patricia A. Richards

Honorary Committee Members

Mrs. Carolyn Abravanel
Mr. and Mrs. A. Scott** and Jesselie Anderson
Mr. Doyle Arnold and Ms. Anne Glarner
Drs. J. Richard Baringer and Jeannette J. Townsend
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Judith M. Billings
Mr. and Mrs. Howard and Betty Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Gary and Ann Crocker
Mr. and Mrs. John and Flora D’Arcy
Mr. and Mrs. David L. and Karen Gardner Dee
Mr. and Mrs. Alex J. and Debbie Dunn
Mr. Thierry Fischer and Ms. Catherine Orange
Ms. Kristen Fletcher and Mr. Dan McPhun
Mr. and Mrs. Kem C. and Carolyn* Gardner
Mr. and Mrs. Dell Loy and Lynnette Hansen
President and Mrs. Matthew S. and Paige Holland
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. and Lorie Jacobson
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Annette Jarvis
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W.** and Janet Jibson
Mr. and Mrs. Tyler** and Jaclyn Kruzich
Mr. Paul C. and Cindy Kunz
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M.** and Jamie Love
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher and Julie McBeth
Mr. and Mrs. R. David and Brenda McMillan
Mr. Paul Meecham and Ms. Laura Leach
Mr. and Mrs. Brad W. and Trish* Merrill
Mr. and Mrs. William H. and Christine Nelson
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore F. and Carol* Newlin III
Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Dee O’Donnell
Dr. and Mrs. Dinesh C. and Kalpana Patel
Mr. and Mrs. David A.** and Teri Petersen
Ambassador and Mrs. John and Marcia* Price
Mr. Frank Pignanelli and Ms. D’Arcy Dixon
Mr. and Mrs. David E. and Shari Quinney, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Gunter and Carol Radinger
Mr. and Mrs. Brad and Sara Rencher
Ms. Patricia A.** Richards and Mr. William K. Nichols
Mr. Bert Roberts and Ms. Danielle Roussel
Mr. and Mrs. William and Joanne F.* Shiebler
Mr. and Mrs. Harris H. and Amanda Simmons
Mr. and Mrs. Sam and Diane Stewart*
Ms. Naoma Tate
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Kathlyn Thatcher
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph and Judith H.* Vander Heide
Mr. Craig C.** and Christy Wagstaff
Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Marion Wheaton
Mr. Kim R. Wilson and Ms. Gail Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas** and Caroline Wright

Committee Members

*designation above indicates also a Committee member
Ms. Gretchen Dietrich
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald and Kaye Gunnell
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Sarah Hancock
Ms. Laura Nelson
Drs. Kathleen Digre and Michael Varner
Mr. and Mrs. Von and Virginia Whitby

Corporate Committee Members

** designation above indicates also a Corporate Committee member
Mr. John Firmage Jr.


40th Anniversary Season Sponsor

Eccles Foundation

Guest Artist Sponsor

Sorenson Legacy Foundation

Presenting Sponsors


Concert Sponsor

Mr. and Mrs. Kem C. and Carolyn Gardner   Zions Bank

Artistic Director Sponsors


Maestro Sponsors

Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Vickie Callen   Mr. and Mrs. William and Joanne F. Shiebler
    Beesley Family Foundation
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