Diva Impresario Awards Luncheon 2009

The Opera Society’s Diva Impresario Awards Luncheon will take place on February 17, 2009 at the Panorama Room Pier 66 Hyatt Regency. Event founder Barbara Copanos will chair the luncheon, assisted by Linda Balent, Co-Chair. In its fifteenth successful year, the Diva Impresario Luncheon will honor the following individuals for their outstanding leadership, generosity and support of Florida Grand Opera:

GRAND IMPRESARIO: Ben Harrison: Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Florida Grand Opera

GRAND DIVA: Jane Robinson: President of the Board of Directors of Florida Grand Opera

Helena Caplan: Board of Directors of The Opera Society and Past Second and Third Vice President

Judy Drucker: Senior Artistic Advisor, Florida Grand Opera

Victor Mendelson: Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Florida Grand Opera

Rose Miniaci: Sponsor of The Young Artist’s program Florida Grand Opera

Ann Rentoumis: Board of Directors of The Opera Society

Veronika and George Thorne: Board of Directors of The Opera Society

Ana Moran Varela: Immediate Past President of the Young Patronesses of the Opera

Joyce Walker: Board of Directors of The Opera Society and past Third Vice President

The following individuals have volunteered to serve on the Diva Committees. We welcome new volunteers to help. If you wish to volunteer for any of our committees, please contact Linda Balent through the Volunteer form.


Chairman: Barbara Copanos, Linda Balent

Advisors: Irene Patty Hammond, Jane von Rutenberg, Beverly DiNunzio

Diva Selection Committee: Barbara Copanos, Irene Patti Hammond, Linda Balent

Underwriting Chairman: Roger Hinkley

Hostess Chairs:  Beverly DiNunzio, Ande Bellevue Mayhue

Decorations:  Billie Hairston

Menu:  Beverly DiNunzio

Raffles:  Anna Davis, Betty Koontz

Favors:  Ande Bellevue Mayhue

Journal:  Linda Balent, Barbara Parent

Invitations: Barbara Copanos, Linda Balent

Reservations:  Barbara Parent, Linda Balent

Video Program:  David Yuen

Young Artist Program:  Barbara Copanos, Irene Patti Hammond

Jewelry Boutique:  Daoud’s

Fashion Boutique: Virgo Couture



1 thought on “Diva Impresario Awards Luncheon 2009

  1. Warm regards to Barbara Copanos. I was involved in one of her first productions years ago in Baltimore. Best wishes to Barbara and The Opera Society.

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