Bella Notte 2023
November 4, 2023
THANK YOU CHARLOTTE FOR MAKING BELLA NOTTE 2023 ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL IN OUR 19 YEAR HISTORY, RAISING $250,000 TO SUPPORT OPERA CAROLINA’S EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND GRAND OPERA PERFORMANCES.
Callie and Win Kelly, Nazy and Durham Weeks, Co-chairs
Laura Vinroot and Perry Poole, Honorary Chairs
On stage of the Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
Bella Notte celebrates Charlotte as the artistic center of North Carolina.
Bringing together business, social, and philanthropic leaders for an extraordinary evening to support
Arts Education for our youth, and Artist Advancement for our creative community. In 2004, Opera Carolina redefined the benefit Gala with Bella Notte, the premier black-tie fundraising event of the social calendar. This spectacular Gala opens each Opera Carolina Season and in 2023 returns to the beautiful Belk Theater stage, surrounded by an original Opera Carolina theatrical production.
The Elegant Setting, Fine Dining by Best Impressions, Stunning Design by John Lupton Events, and Music and Dancing are all for the benefit of North Carolina’s leading professional opera company, Opera Carolina.
Sponsors receive priority seating. Invitations for individual reservations will be released in the fall.
Bella Notte Past Chairs
A Legacy of Volunteer Leadership
Barrie and Matt Benson
Stephanie and Howard Bissell
Hillary and Fairfax Cooper
Angela and Jesse Cureton
Preeti and Vinay Deshmukh
Liz and Lane Faison
Julie Haack and David Murray
Alex and Todd Holleman
Caci and Max Jaeger
Amy and Matt Moore
Kay and Robert Norris
Karen and Brandon Perry
Laura and Stephen Philipson
Sarah and Trey Pearce
Laura Vinroot and Perry Poole
Paige and Arthur Roselle
Liz and Dave Shuford
Anne Carter and Dean Smith
Emily and Zach Smith
Natalie and Jonathan Stewart
- INDIVIDUAL RESERVATIONS: $750.00 PER PERSON
- HOST TABLE RESERVATIONS: $7,500.00
*All but $250 per person is a charitable contribution to Opera Carolina
ALL NET PROCEEDS BENEFIT OPERA CAROLINA’S YOUTH ACADEMY AND RESIDENT COMPANY PROGRAMS.
UNABLE TO ATTEND BELLA NOTTE THIS YEAR BUT STILL WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT, PLEASE VISIT:
BELLA NOTTE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
COMMENDATORI (Knight Commanders) $25,000
Recognized on the invitation and all Bella Notte materials, plus table of ten with signage recognition and premiere seating.
Season-long benefits of a $25,000 donor
Direct your sponsorship to Entertainment, Decor, Cuisine or the Cocktail Hour.
Table of ten and Season-long benefits of a $15,000 donor
Individual Reservations: $750 per person
All but $250 per person is a charitable contribution to Opera Carolina.
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