2011 Diva Impresario Awards

The Opera Society’s 2011 Diva-Impresario Awards Luncheon

Standing (l. to r.) Jan McArt, Caroline Seabright, Carol Harrison, Judith Carney, Julie Todaro; Sitting (l. to r.) Lynda O’Brien, James Doan, Louise Todaro

The Opera Society Diva Impresario Awards Luncheon will take place on February 17, 2011 at the Panorama Room Pier Sixty Six Hyatt Regency. The following Honorees will be recognized for their outstanding leadership, generosity and support of Florida Grand Opera:

GRAND DIVA: Carol Harrison: Sponsor of many Florida Grand Opera productions at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts; Member and Past Officer, Board of Directors, The Opera Society; Sponsor of the In-School Opera Project, Broward

Diva Judith Carney: Past Florida Grand Opera Broward Director and Director of Individual Giving

Impresario Dr. James Doan: Board of Directors, Florida Grand Opera

Diva Jan McArt: Director of the Lynn University Theatre Arts Program Development

Diva Lynda O’Brien: Board of Directors, The Opera Society, Founding Treasurer

Diva Caroline Seabright: Board of Directors, The Opera Society and Past Officer

Diva Louise Todaro: A founding member and Past President of the Young Patronesses of the Opera; founder of the In-School Opera Program, Dade County

Diva Julie Todaro: Immediate Past President, Young Patronesses of the Opera; In-School Opera Project Director

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 Barbara Parent or Linda Balent.

Chairmen: Linda Balent, Barbara Parent

Advisors: Barbara Copanos, Event Founder

Diva Selection Committee: Barbara Copanos, Barbara Parent, Linda Balent

Young Artist Program: Barbara Copanos

Underwriting Chairman: Roger Hinkley

Hostess Chairs: Betty Koontz

Decorations: Party Deco, Inc (Ralph Stivali)

Reservations: Linda Balent

Invitations: Barbara Parent

Awards: Barbara Copanos


Journal: Isobel Sturgeon

Raffles: Eric Koskoff

Silent Auction: Ruth Molina

Video Program: David Yuen, Justin Moss

Mystery Music: Linda Grabowski, Justin Moss

We look forward to seeing everyone at the luncheon to celebrate these outstanding individuals who are our friends!!! Please help with underwriting or volunteer on one of our committees or volunteer a silent auction prize! Raffle tickets will arrive in the mail soon for purchase before (as well as during) the luncheon!!

(l. to r.) Linda Balent, Gloria Kline, Barbara Parent