​​​OPERAZZI BALL
Saturday, April 22, 2017

6:30-10:30 PM
At Skopelos at New World

On April 22, Pensacola Opera will hosted its annual Ball in the style of
Operazzi on the Nile, inspired by our January production of Aïda.

The evening included a sit-down dinner and dancing to music by The Don Snowden Big Band with Holly Shelton. Unique items and experiences were featured in live and silent auctions.

This year’s chair was David E. Dear and the honorary chair was Buzz Ritchie. All proceeds from this event support the Opera’s many artistic and educational initiatives, from professional mainstage productions to nationally recognized education and community engagement programs.




Special Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors to Date!


Presenting Sponsor

Stephen Simpson and Tina Tortomase

Platinum Sponsor

Jewelers Trade Shop, Inc.


Hospitality Sponsor

Thompson-Walden Insurance | Bobby & Karen Emmons


Wine Sponsor

David & Dr. Carolyn Dear


Diamond Sponsors
Critical Difference Inc.
Nan Einhart
Executive Landscaping

Escambia County Sheriff's Office

   "Your life... Your Community - No Place for Drugs"
    Paid for by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office
    with State Law Enforcement Trust Fund Monies

Bill McGinnes
Mazenko & Baggett Group of Merrill Lynch

Ron and Jan Miller
Diane Peterson 

Ralph and Jan Peterson

Drs. Nell and James Potter

Gold Sponsors
Ballinger Publishing 
Dr. Joanne Bujnoski

Culinary Productions

Emerald Coast Hospice
Fabadashery LLC

Nancy Fetterman and McGuire Martin

Nan Harper, Realtor
Colonel and Mrs. Richard J. Hooton
Drs. Joe and Barbara Jackson
Just Judy’s Flowers, Local Art & Gifts

KIA Autosport

Drs. Ruth Orth and Rick Harper

Polonza Bistro | Judy Ring

Regions Bank
WEAR ABC 3 
West Florida Healthcare
Wind Creek Casino and Hotel - Atmore 



Silver Sponsors
Azalea Trace

Dr. Scott and Lois Benson

CDR. Stuart E. Bugg
Dr. Richard and Judy Cannon

Cat Country 98.7 ǀ News Radio 1620
Jerome Gordon and Jean-Ellen Giblin

Hiles-McLeod Insurance

Michael Johnson | State Farm Insurance

David and Lyndi Kessler

Montgomery Realtors

Pensacola News Journal

Pat and Donna Quinn in honor of the Gulf Breeze Zoo

Dr. Michael and Mary Reisberg

Summit Bank

Paul and Lynne Tobin

VIP Pensacola

Drs. Barbara Wade and David Norfleet


Bronze Sponsors

Richard and Laverne Baker

Scott and Mary Kaye Bell

Child Neurology Center of Northwest Florida

Frank Cutrone in memory of Trudy Cutrone

Home Instead Senior Care

Landrum Human Resources

Philomena Madden

​Lisa Minshew

Susan and John O'Connor

​Antonio and Bentina Terry

Dr. Daniel and Betsy Thomas

V. Paul’s Italian Ristorante

Fred and Brenda Vigodsky