A Golden Affair - Knoxville Opera


A Golden Affair - Knoxville Opera
The Knoxville Opera Guild
welcomes you to the 2012 Opera Ball
WE LOVE OPERA! The Knoxville Opera Guild (KOG) is a non-profit
volunteer organization created in 1992. We work to make opera available in the
Greater Knoxville area. Through a variety of fundraising events, the KOG raises
approximately $100,000 annually for Knoxville Opera.
WE FOSTER YOUNG TALENT. By working with regional and national
organizations, we encourage and support aspiring, young operatic talent.
For example, working with the Nashville Opera Guild, we host and financially
support the annual Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions
program. We also support the University of Tennessee’s School of Music Opera
Theatre program.
WE LOVE MAKING NEW FRIENDS. Through a variety of social events, we
provide a structure wherein opera lovers can network. Some of the events at which
you can get to know others in our opera community are our annual membership
party, Opening Night Dinners, Monday Night Opera dinners, annual Martini
Party and annual Croquet Tournament. So, if you like opera, we want to meet you.
Many wonderful friendships have begun at our social events. Carolyn Townsend,
first President of the Guild, once wrote, “I cherish the friends I would probably
have never met if it were not for the Opera Guild.”
JOIN US! The Guild has a variety of involvement levels and volunteer needs; one
will be just right for you. Call 865.524.0795 Ext. 8 for information or visit
A Golden Affair
Benefiting Knoxville Opera
Saturday Evening the Seventeenth of November
Two Thousand and Twelve
Cherokee Country Club
Knoxville, Tennessee
Ball Chairs
Peter Acly and Mark Hill
President, Knoxville Opera Guild
Charles James
“Experience the Glamour of a Classic Supper Club”
Master of Ceremonies: William Crowe
Silent Auction commences
Open bar
Move to Dining Room; Bar closes (to re-open at 8:50)
Silent Auction closes
Dinner is served
Floor Show starring Julia Lima
Bar re-opens; Dessert is served
Silent Auction check-out available
Live Auction commences
Live Auction concludes
9:45 -- ?
Dance to the music of Patton James & The Synchromatics
Master of Ceremonies: William Crowe
Auctioneer: Sam Furrow
Chef: David Pinckney
Cherokee Country Club: Sharon Bivens, Assistant General Manager
Auction Management: Becky and Morton Massey
Audio/Visual services: Mike White, Sound Review
Photography: Saul Young, Michael Torano
Reception: Marie Butler, Joey DiMenno
Special Assistants: Scott Beasley, Peter Johnson,
Jenni Sohl, Madeline Veenker
All Occasions Party Rentals
Table Hosts
Peter Acly & Ellen Robinson
Jan Bechtel
Sandra & John Butler
Deanene & Tom Catani
Audrey Duncan
Catherine & Mark Hill
Terry & Chuck James
Patricia Maffeo & Tom Fine / David Sylwester
Duo of Grilled Aged Filet of Beef with Cabernet Truffled Glaze and
Oven Roasted Cold Water Lobster Tail
Scalloped Potatoes
Asparagus Spears with Lemon Butter
Gold Flaked Purple Cabbage
Daniel McGehee
Joanne & Jay Mounger
Diana Salesky
Golden Flourless Chocolate Cake
Peggy Sood
with Crème Anglaise,
Dorothy & Caesar Stair
Norene & William Stallworth
Sandra & Monroe Trout
Whipped Cream and Raspberry
Ball Committee
Peter Acly & Ellen Robinson
Betsey Bush
Catherine & Mark Hill
Terry & Chuck James
Dorothy & Caesar Stair
Sandra & Monroe Trout
Jan Bechtel
Susan & Gerald Becker
Sandra & John Butler
Suzanne Carriere
Dr. Reid Crumpton
Audrey Duncan & Prof. John H. Fisher
Jeanne Gibson
Anna F. Hinds
Dr. & Mrs. E. Jay Mounger
Lois & Dick Philippone
Betty J. Smith
The Sood Family
Dr. Malcolm Spica & Laura Bower
Dr. & Mrs. William P. Stallworth
Theresa & Harold Stone
Nancy & Charles Wagner
Live Auction
Karen Clark
Silent Auction
Jan Bechtel
Nancy Van Hook
Benefactors, Sponsors
and Patrons
Jackie Wilson
Reservations and Seating
Theresa Stone
Peter Acly
Mark Hill
Brian Salesky
Graphics and Art
Susana Esrequis
Audrey Duncan
Mary Lynn Majors
Peter Acly
Michael Torano
Table Hosts
Mark Hill
Trish Maffeo
Live Auction
A Cruise Vacation for Two aboard Royal Caribbean
International to Alaska for Seven Nights in a
Veranda Stateroom
Drink in the splendor of the seas as you make your way along the Alaskan
coast, in and out of passages, past fjords, and along miles and miles of
wilderness. From the breathtaking sights of Hubbard Glacier to the pioneering
spirit of Juneau, the gold-rush spirit of Skagway and the totem poles of Ketchikan.
From the pristine forests and the majestic mountains of the Lower 48 to the
unspoiled Alaskan wilderness, this is sure to be an unforgettable cruise. Embark
at either Seattle; Seward, Alaska; or Vancouver, British Columbia. Your trip for
two includes: 7 night Alaska cruise on Royal Caribbean International in a veranda
Estimated value $4500
A Trip for Two to Paris, France for Seven Days & Six Nights
at the Renaissance Paris La Defense Hotel
Welcome to Paris, the City of Light! You’ll stay at the elegant Renaissance, ideally
located in front of the Grande Arche, which symbolized Paris’ emergence into the
20th century as a cultural power, and is just a few Metro stops from the famous
sights and museums of Paris, including one of the most prestigious streets in the
world, the Avenue des Champs-Elysees. Your trip for two includes: Round trip
Economy Class air, 7 days/6 nights accommodations at the Renaissance Paris La
Defense Hotel, daily complimentary American breakfast.
Estimated value $6000
Professional Media Package for your Business.
This powerful media package combines radio, outdoor and print advertising
from WNOX, Lamar Advertising and MetroPulse to make a big impression on
your customers.
Donated by: WNOX, Lamar Advertising and MetroPulse
Estimated value $6000
Drs. Shirley & Bruce Avery
Jo & Bob Martyn
Patty and Robert Baird
Angela Masini & Terry Grove
Jackie & James Ball
Sheena McCall
Emily & Kevin Barry
Patsy & Wallace McClure
Sandy & Al Beasley
Daniel McGehee
Nancy Biddle & Allie Harmon
Doug McKamey
in Memory of Jeannine McKamey
Catherine & Jerry Braunstein
Michelle Lanter Brewer
Kathy Butcher & Roger Hooban
Angelyn Campbell
Deanene & Tom Catani
Dr. Carol Ackerman & Jim Cortese
Laura & Shelton Davis
Phyllis & Ely Driver
Donie & Ed Green
Cindy & Derrick Hatcher
Dr. Jan Henley
Emily & Robert Hill
Sheila & Dr. Christopher T. Hill
Norma Holmes
R. Edward Howard
Frankie & Lester Hulett
James C. Key, Jr.
Elizabeth & Dr. Rudy Koester
Patricia Maffeo & Tom Fine
Mary Lynn & John Majors
Anne & Michael McKinney
Cheryl & Tod McMillan
Helen & Sandy McNabb
Susan & Bill Morris
Linda & Ralph Norman
Townes Lavidge Osborn
Robert P. Rentenbach
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Samples
Judi & Stephen Starliper
Mary & Joe Sullivan
Patrick Swanson
David Sylwester
Alice and David Torbett
The Trust Company
Andrew Wentzel & Karen Nickell
Jackie Wilson
Caryn Wunderlich & Brian Murphy
Live Auction
“Year of the Dragon” John Hardy Bracelet
Introduced in 2008 as the first figurative piece for John Hardy, the Naga collection
brings to life the Balinese legend of the dragon, a revered mythological creature
symbolizing prosperity and good luck. The collection’s pieces are rich with detail
and gemstones, reflecting the origins of the inspiration. Dragon Head Bracelet on
Rectangular Chain (3 x 7mm) with Black Sapphire. All in Sterling Silver.
Donated by: Markman’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry
Estimated value $950
“Die Fledermaus” Gourmet Dinner for 8 at your Home
Treat your guests to a delightful dinner party based on the tradition of a grand
Viennese ball. You provide the wine and noted caterer Holly Hambright provides
the gourmet food.
Holly is well known as one of Knoxville’s most innovative and popular caterers.
You can relax and enjoy your guests as Holly puts on a dinner that would be envied
by Prince Orlofsky himself!
Donated by: Holly Hambright
Estimated value $1000
“Stock your Wine Cellar”
Looking to set up (or re-stock) your wine cellar?
This collection of 150 bottles of wine is the perfect way to do it! Your collection
includes domestic as well as imported vintages, with selections that pair as well with
Chateaubriand as chili.
We’ll deliver the wine to your home at your convenience.
Donated by: The members of the Knoxville Opera and Opera Guild Boards
Estimated value $2500
Professional Holiday Decoration for your Home
Local designers Wolfgang Schaber and Diane Dalton will come to your home and
help you decorate your holiday tree and mantle using your decorations and $500
worth of items they bring from their store. They will both spend the morning
making your home look fabulous!
Wolfgang has been featured on HGTV and won the designer’s challenge. Wolfgang
Interiors and Gifts decorate homes and businesses for the holidays. Wolfgang and
Live Auction
Diane can work within the homeowner’s existing decoration theme, or come up
with a completely new look for the season.
Donated by: Wolfgang Schaber
Estimated value $2500
Have your next party at the Sunsphere!
Host your next party at Knoxville’s most well-known and visible building—
the Sunsphere. This item includes the normal event rental fee valued at $3000.
The Sunsphere provides the place, tables and chairs—you bring the food, drinks
and fun! This iconic building provides fabulous views of downtown Knoxville, as
well as the graceful event space. The 6th floor of the Sunsphere is the largest floor
of the structure, and is the only floor available for event rentals. The Event Floor
boasts a 360-degree view of Knoxville with floor to ceiling windows. Nicknamed by
many guests as “The Social Venue,” the Sunsphere Event Floor’s design encourages
conversation and movement.
Estimated value $3000
Tag Heuer Grand Carrera Automatic Chrono Men’s Watch
Stainless steel case with a brown leather bracelet. This elegant men’s timepiece
features stainless steel case with a brown leather bracelet and stainless steel bezel.
The silver dial has luminous silver-tone hands and stick hour markers. Minute
markers surround the outer rim. The date display is at the 3 o’clock position and the
seconds sub-dial is at the 6 o’clock position. This watch has a self-winding automatic
chronometer movement, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, screw down crown, and
skeleton case back. Water resistant at 100 meters.
Donated by: Markman’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry
Estimated value $4000
Two Badges to Any One Day of the 2013 Masters Golf
Tournament (April)
Experience the excitement first-hand as the world’s greatest golfers compete for
the coveted Green Jacket at the legendary Augusta National Golf Club! This is a
unique opportunity for golf aficionados to attend the Masters, an unparalleled
four-day golf event. Your on-site hospitality includes full American breakfast daily,
a full open bar, large screen TVs, and a business center. This item includes:
2 badges to attend any one day of the Masters Golf Tournament, On-site Corporate.
Estimated value $3500