Fabulous at Forty Celebrations



Saturday, April 11, 2015
6:30 PM Cocktails
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Fourth Floor Ballroom





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Thursday, April 23, 2015
6:30 PM Cocktails
The Commonwealth Club
Richmond, Virginia




Thank you for joining us for Fabulous at Forty! , a very special evening  --  presented by Troutman Sanders -- to celebrate Virginia Opera’s 40th Anniversary! The Gala included cocktails, a three-course seated dinner with entertainment featuring Soprano Elaine Alvarez and baritone Christopher Burchett, from the stages of opera companies throughout the United States and Europe, joined by members of The Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist Program, silent and live auctions AND a fabulous After-Party with dancing to the sounds of Rare Mixx.

A special thank you to all of our sponsors, for making this wonderful night possible! We all had such a wonderful time!!





The Central Virginia Board of Governors requests the pleasure of your company at Spring Gala 2015-Fabulous at Forty! Join us at The Commonwealth Club in Richmond on April 23, 2015 for cocktails, dinner, silent & live auctions and Arias and Duets, featuring Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop and members of The Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist Program. Tickets go on sale March 2, 2015. Single tickets begin at $300.00.  Click on “Learn More” for information on sponsor benefits and tax-deductible amounts for each sponsorship or ticket level.  Click on “Buy Richmond Tickets” to reserve and pay for tickets online. Seating is limited, so please make your reservation no later than April 9, 2015. Having you celebrate with us will be fabulous! (Black Tie - Valet Parking)

Sponsorship levels and ticket prices include ALLEGRO ($5,000), ANDANTE ($3,000), LARGO ($1,800), ADAGIO (Individual Sponsor - $500) and single tickets ($300).

Presenting Sponsor
Troutman Sanders

Ruby Benefactor
A Special Friend of Virginia Opera

Emerald Benefactor
Kym Hemley Butz and Joe Butz
Sinclair Communications
Deborah Wyld

Sapphire Benefactor
Atlantic Shores Retirement Community
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Edward and Linda Lilly
UBS/Atlantic Wealth Management Group 


Presenting Sponsors

Allegro Sponsors
Mr. and Mrs. Langdon Taylor Christian IV
Covington Travel
Dr. and Mrs. William Jackson Frable

Andante Sponsor
UPS Freight

Largo Sponsors
Davenport and Company
MeadWestvaco Corporation
ProGro Consulting
Troutman Sanders

    For more information about Sponsorship Levels, please contact Howard Bender, Vice President of Central and Northern Virginia Operations at 804.644.8168 ext. 3398 or howard.bender@vaopera.org.