Thank You For Your Continued Support of

Opera in the Heights!

 

 

Friends of Opera in the Heights, we are thrilled to announce that we have surpassed the $85,000 needed of our $150,000 goal to officially move forward with the season thanks to the generous donations from more than 250 supporters!

Your donations, big and small,  make a huge impact on the lives of the artists Opera in the Heights serves. 

Your support furthers our mission to support young emerging artists while continuing to ensure accessible and affordable opera for the greater Houston community.  When you support Opera in the Heights, you are helping to provide opportunities to 100+ artists each season.  Your support also creates opportunities for Houston area students through our Education Initiative, which offers our artists additional paid opportunities to work directly in classrooms, giving students an in-depth look into everything that goes into the art form including foreign language, music, history, and culture.  This is the kind of impact your support of Opera in the Heights has on our community, and on the preservation and future of the arts right here in Houston.  You should be extremely proud of what you have helped to accomplish. 

While the Oh! staff and Board of Directors continue to develop and execute fundraising initiatives that will help us raise the final $65,000 needed to meet our $150,000 goal, we ask our community to help us continue the incredible wave of momentum that has flourished over the last 4 weeks.  There are multiple ways to support the opera over the course of the year, but perhaps the most exciting option is simply sharing the gift of opera with a friend.  Single tickets are officially on sale for the entire season and we are overjoyed knowing very soon we will be reunited at Lambert Hall to enjoy more incredible opera with our beloved patrons!   

On August 31, we officially kick-off the season with our annual cocktail party, Overture .  You’re invited to join us as we celebrate this momentous occasion and get a sneak peek of Die Fledermauswhich opens September 16.  Tickets are available now.

For more information on ways YOU can help Oh!, visit our ‘How You Can Help’ page. 

FRIENDS OF OPERA IN THE HEIGHTS, THANK YOU!

GRAND GOAL: $150,000 for the 2016-2017 Season

Phase I: $30k/$150k - COMPLETE!
15k in 15 days matching campaign

Phase II: $85k/$150,000 - COMPLETE!
$85,000 by August 19, 2016

Phase III: $150,000/$150,000
Raise an additional $65,000 over the course of the 2016-2017 Season

Thank you to our generous donors who are committed to Keeping Opera in the Heights!

 

September 1, 2016

Anonymous,   $140

Kathryn and Brendan Godfrey,   $500

Sandra Tirey and Jan Van Lohuizen,   $1,000

 

August 31, 2016

Frans and Claire Kopp,   $20

Friends of Opera in the Heights,   $180

Manon Shields,   $250

 

August 30, 2016

Michael Geary, in honor of George Geary Sr.,   $500

 

August 25, 2016

Michelle Wolpert,   $100

Barbara Bernett,   $20

 

August 23, 2016

Sue and John Goott,   $100

Jacqueline and Christian Sternat,   $100

Williams Companies,   $100

Sharon Thrasher,   $35

 

August 22, 2016

Marci Pampe,   $100

Carlos Bacino,   $150

Thomas Burton,   $500

Anonymous,   $1,000

Dr. Eugene Myers,   $500

 

August 21, 2016

Anonymous,   $50

 

August 20, 2016

Anonymous,   $150

Raquel Laneri,   $50

 

August 19, 2016

Gregory Broyles,   $35

Robin Angly,   $500

Maria Ines Sicard,   $200

Tom Montalbano and Simona Furini,   $200

Heights Christian Church, $7,000

Judith Hiott and Kelley Fair,   $100

Eleanor Seewald,   $100
on behalf of Emily Klein

Carol Brejot,   $250
in honor of Mariam Khalili

Julia Fox,   $35

Toshiko Katakura,   $50

Monica and Thomas White,   $100

M.F. and Thora Qaddumi,   $400

 

August 18, 2016

Rachel and Jay Goldstein,   $500

David R. Cohen,   $250

Anne and Bob Swanson,   $25

Joann Odem,   $50

Susan Welli,   $100

Carol-Koby Elbaz,   $100

Debra Butler,   $50

Linda Fleischer,   $50

Jackie Wedelich,   $25

Mark Alterman,   $100

Micki Peterson,   $50

Leslie Swackhamer,   $50

Carolie E. Martin,   $250
in honor of Leslie John Martin

Daniel Rubalcava

Dr. John Burghduff

Margot Kaminski
in honor of Eiki Isomura

Heidi Landen-Greene

 

August 17, 2016

Eri Isomura,   $35

Sachiya and Hitomi Isomura,   $100

Cristina E. Mendoza,   $100

Martha and Jerry Gallagher,   $100
in honor of Elaine Massey

Betty Chapman,   $250

Alice Bergo and Donald Hang,   $750

Kathleen and James Haney,   $2,000

Martinez-Valdez Family,   $50

In Memory of Tom Cooper,   $250

Anonymous,   $50

Frances Johnson and Steve Colvin,   $250

Pat Caver and Bill Gilbert,   $100

Clary Zotkin,   $100

Katy Bomar,   $35
in memory of Raymona Bomar

Jamie Wade Dahman,   $35
on behalf of Daniela and Sofiya Dahman
 

August 16, 2016

Janet and Ed Hess,   $500

Barbara Gordon,   $36

Nicholas Barasch,   $100

Donald R Wertz,   $500

Lynn Padilla,   $25

Mitch Cohen,   $10

Eliah Seton,   $50

Alexandra Levin,   $25
in honor of Eiki Isomura and the HMTC alumni community

Joseph R. Wilson,   $25

Betty Moore,   $2,000

Anne Sloan,   $500

Harold W. Knudsen,   $500

Gus Elizondo,   $250

Terry Williams,   $200

Jack Beetle and Amanda Kingston Beetle,   $100

Joseph R. Wilson,   $25

Ann Fischer,   $100

Beth Kingston,   $100

Peter Hodgson,   $100

Tricia and Steve Elder,   $100

Gabriel Gomez,   $20

Bonnie Robertson,   $100

Independent Bank,   $500

 

August 15, 2016

Tom Blocher,   $350

Pablo Cruz,   $20

Sandra Remson,   $50

Ed and Pat Murphy,   $100

Joyce Cramer,   $50

Helena and John Zodrow,   $250

Ronell and Karel Kriel,   $250

Anonymous,   $100

Anne Amador,   $100

Cindy and Amy Hunter,   $100

 

August 14, 2016

Don Amfahr and Stephanie Gustafson,   $50

Hilda and Brian Hendrix,   $100

Camille Boon,   $250

Zoltan and Kathleen Trizna,   $200

Frans and Claire Kopp,   $100

Bonnie Levine,   $36

Katherine Capelluto,   $36

 

August 13, 2016

Scott Carrasco,   $125

Tom Leffler,   $100

 

August 12, 2016

Town in City Brewery hosts Bingo for Oh!,   $2,500

Pat and Gene Mire,   $250

Sharon Davis and Bill Morrison,   $200

David and Joyce Worthington,   $100

Marjorie Patten,   $50

Susie and Jim Pokorski,   $500

Dr. Jerry Bohannon,   $300

Clay Hoster,   $500

 

August 11, 2016

Thomas Rapp,   $50

Gabriella Guerra,   $200

Ben G,   $10

Tomoko Takahashi,   $35

Isaac Seyla,   $6

Jacquelyn McAnelly and Jerrin Varghese,   $50

 

August 10, 2016

Jill Sewell in honor of Reba Kochersperger,   $100

Ira Mulo,   $200

Paul Kellog,   $250

Kathryn M Hardin,   $100

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Hamberger,   $500

Austin Vickers,   $100

Dottie Burge and Vic Driscoll,   $100

Marina and Adi Buturovic,   $100

Elaine and Eric McAnelly,   $250

 

August 9, 2016

Mary Anthony Startz,   $100

Bill Arning,   $20

John McComas,   $100

Dixie and Ron Messner,   $5,000

Jan Kolbohm,   $25

Anna Gay,   $100

Carolyn Blacknall,   $35

Theresa Gregory and Martin Hajovsky,   $150

Pat and Frank Dupuy,   $100

Joe Wheat,   $100

David Mailman,   $200

Pat and Jerry Eversole,   $200

Tony and Geri Moulds,   $200

Jay Rockwell and Paul Marsden,   $500

Jan and Milton Finegold,   $250

 

August 8, 2016

John and Kathy Long,   $500

 

August 7, 2016

Robin Downes and Olivia Frost,   $250

 

August 6, 2016

Friends of Opera in the Heights,   $63

Katherine Elkins,   $20

Robert Wisner,   $100

Kurtis Krause,   $35

Dennis and Jeri Willen,   $750

 

August 5, 2016

Mr. and Mrs. James Latham,   $35

Anonymous,   $100

Eileen Cersonsky,   $25

Italo and Teresa Guidotti,   $100

The Honorable Paul Pressler,   $500

 

August 4, 2016

Nicole Kenley-Miller and Dr. Andy Miller,   $100

Rachel Zuckman,   $20

Clifford Mankenberg,   $20

 

August 3, 2016

Roberto C. Arduino,   $200

Ben Niefield,   $50

Moe and Andrea Wolfe,   $36

Batami Baskin,   $36

Nick Shea,   100

Zach Lessig and Roxanne Bromiley,   40

Melina Soroka,   30

Jennifer Taylor and Jeremy Ward,   $250

Amy and Thomas Luttrell,   $50

Gail Chen,   $150

Stephanie Fish,   $20

Branden Thum,   $10

Dr. Yevgeny and Olga Shuhatovich,   $300

Robert and Edith Zinn,   $1,000

Samuel Kelner,   $10

M. H. (Butch) Cersonsky,   $300

Nancy Neil,   $20

Sarah Bannon,   $50

Wendy Isaac Bergin,   $100

Hans Schutt,   $20

Cynthia and John Harper,   $50

Harold P. Card, in honor of H.P. Scott Card,   $3,000

Thomas Anderson,   $50

Lilian and Emilio Cardona,   $150

Joseph Ruddell and Joan Pyle,   $500

Frank Hood,   $250

Mary Boyles,   $50

 

August 2, 2016

Douglas Whitehead,   $100

Jean and Ed Smootz,   $250

Nancy Pryzant Picus,   $50

Rosina and Paul Chevalier,   $1,000

Rhoda Goldberg,   $200

Zahava Haenosh,   $1,000

Suby Raman,   $10

Avniel Adler,   $35

 

August 1, 2016

Jonathan Kessler,   $25

Ann Tanner,   $50

Robert Schreiner,   $100

 

July 31, 2016

John and Kathy Long,   $100

Nell Richardson and Sidney Buchanan,   $100

 

July 30, 2016

Don Clarke,   $100

Laura Richardson,   $50

Andrew Iwata,   $100

Michelle and Mike Eber,   $25

 

Day 15 - July 29, 2016

Loreta and Ron Rea,   $250

Calvin Fuller,   $1,000

Mike Leone,   $45

Robin Downes and Olivia Frost,   $250

Francisco Izaguirre,   $250

Kirk D. Hickey,   $100

Anonymous,   $200

H.P. Scott and Patricia Card,   $500

Perryn and Caroline Leech,   $250

Jenny Caroline Baird,   $50

Dennis and Jeri Willen,   $250

 

Day 14

Northrock Property LLC,   $10,000

Nancy and Paul Pressler,   $500

Charles Chester,   $1,000

David Lawrence Garza,   $100

Libby Steigerwald,   $35

Linda Koppenhaver,   $250

Mary Frances Gonzales,   $100

Marianne and Kenny Terrell,   $100

Barbara and Ernest Henley,   $1,000

Deborah Hubbard,   $100

Sydney Fay,   $500

Stephanie Ragni,   $200

Theodora Kissell,   $50

Computerdojo,   $1,000

Benjamin and Michelle Frankfort,   $250

Clay Hoster,   $500

David Buchbinder,   $500

Lindy Morrow,   $1,000

Mary Barone,   $250

David Byong,   $150

Anne Murphy,   $100

Jim Elliott,   $200

 

Day 13

Jim and Jackie Colthart,   $50

Kathleen Cross,   $250

Donna Hahus,   $50

Lyn Melin,   $50

Carolyn and Phil Santamaria,   $100

Richard and Janet Sympson,   $100

Melina Soroka,   $20

Maureen Mancini,   $100

Mayetta Carlson,   $50

Jordan Mathews,   $100

Terri and Thomas Klein,   $250

Tom Blocher,   $150

David and Vicky Glenn,   $250

Chuck and Sandy Waters,   $100

Toby Atkinson,   $100

Niki Lessig,   $20

 

Day 12

Joe and Sherie Kapocsi,   $500

Gloria Nemeroff,   $100

Jane Senter,   $100

Martin and Marilyn Wolff,   $100

 

Day 11

Eiki and Monica Isomura,   $1,000

Cindy Raimond,   $500

Allan Van Fleet,   $100

Carol Danek,   $25

 

Day 9

Donald Osburn and Ken McElderry,   $100

Judy and Harry Bristol,   $100

 

Day 8

Bette Magee,   $100

Patricia Bernstein,   $100

Rhoda Goldberg,   $100

Gabriella Guerra,   $100

James Gregg Webb,   $100

 

Day 7

Rebecca and David Hughes,   $100

Pat Caver and Bill Gilbert,   $100

Roni Hassid,   $200

Nevill Antiques,   $500

Judy Sciaky,   $1,000

Norman J. Lewis,   $100

 

Day 6

John Gealy,   $100

Barbra Munisteri,   $1,000

Gladys Hooker,   $100

Rosina and Paul Chevalier,   $35

 

Day 5

Pat and Mike Journeay,  $500

Evelyn James,  $100

 

Day 4

Charles Wolfe,  $500

Ms. Roxi Cargill and Dr. Peter V. Weston,  $250

David and Beth Morgan,  $35

 

Day 3

Shirley and Don Rose,  $1,000

Barbara and Robert Kauffman,  $100

 

Day 2

Eugene Viens,  $50

Frans and Claire Kopp,  $100

Carol Brejot,  $100

 

Day 1

Keith Chapman,  $150

Don Clarke,  $150

Christianne Gell,  $100

Becky and Boran Buturovic,  $500

Will Speer and Anna Temple,  $500

Ellen Heemer,  $100