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On Saturday, February 23, 2019 join the San Diego Opera to celebrate love in all of its many forms at the “San Diego Opera Lover’s Ball,” chaired by Sarah Brenda Marsh-Rebello, and led by a host committee consisting of Veronica Leff, Diana Lombrozo, Andrea Puente-Catán, Doreen Schonbrun, Linda Spuck and Maria Stanley. This elegant and romantic affair, inspired by the artwork of Spanish artists Miró and Picasso, will honor the longtime contributions to the community by Lee and Frank Goldberg.

Lee and Frank Goldberg’s support of San Diego Opera began many years ago and together they have enjoyed performances including Renee Fleming, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Joan Sutherland, Richard Bonynge, Beverly Sills and Richard Leech. Lee became President of the San Diego Opera Board of Directors in 1992. The Goldbergs, as Producer’s Circle members, have generously underwritten seven main stage productions since 1994 and have chaired events, special parties and underwritten artists. In 2017, Lee Goldberg became a Life Director of the Company, the sixth Life Director honor that San Diego Opera has bestowed in its fifty three year history.

Lee and Frank also give generously to the San Diego community and support Seacrest Village, UCSD Moores Cancer Center, UCSD, the San Diego State University and Words Alive, to mention a few. Married for sixty six years, they have three children and six grandchildren. “Lee and Frank Goldberg’s passionate support of San Diego Opera has been instrumental to our success since the 1980s. We continue to reap the benefits of Lee’s excellent leadership as past President and current Life Director,” San Diego Opera’s General Director, David Bennett shared with Giving back Magazine. “We certainly would not be where we are today without their generosity and dedication to San Diego Opera. We are thrilled to honor them at this year’s Ball.” 

The San Diego Opera Lover’s Ball begins at 6:00PM in the Palm Court of The US Grant Hotel with a Cocktail Hour, exquisite tray passed hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and a silent auction to benefit the opera. Guests will proceed to the dinner, created byMark Kropezynski, The US Grant Executive Chef, in the Presidential Ballroom. The evening will continue with a Live Auction with awe-inspiring prizes like a Viking Cruise, dancing and entertainment byEncore Event Entertainment. A “Lover’s Lounge” will be arranged for those who prefer a tête-à-tête in a quiet setting. The amazing flowers and table centerpieces will be designed and generously donated by Green Florals. Suggested attire is black tie with a touch of Spanish Flair.

Tickets to The San Diego Opera’s Lover’s Ballinclude complimentary valet parking, the cocktail reception, and dinner and dancing. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.sdopera.org/opera-ball.