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Linda Balent June 8, 2008 at 4:53 pm

The favors were lovely thanks to Chairman Ande Mayhue and many people went home with an orchid centerpiece at a very reasonable price!!

Pat Kelsey March 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Is this the same Ben and Carol that owned a California company called Beach Manufacturing? If yes, I would like to let you know that I have often thought of you both since leaving California and moving to Indiana.
I hope you are all doing well.
Pat Kelsey

Robert Wendel March 15, 2011 at 12:20 am

I worked for Jan back from 1978 – 1981 and she was a gas to work for… and with. I’m sorry to see the dinner theater’s gone, but very happy to see that Jan’s still going strong. I always wish her all the best.

Karen Moore March 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Hi Mr. and Mrs. Thorne,
So nice to see this information on you with the opera society. I hope you and your family are doing well now that you have retired. Bill and I are both retired and living in Broward County. Bill has been retired for 11 years after 20 years with Publix and I with Plastic Components retired for 3 years after 24 years with this company. I enjoyed working with you for the years we were together and celebrating the birth of our only daughter Amanda after having three older boys. She is now 31 years old.
Thanks for the start in the manufacturing career I have retired from. Many happiness to you and yours in the future. You deserve it.
Fondest Regards,
Karen Moore, former employee

frank mccall March 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I have been great friends with Jan for over twenty years. She is timeless in her beauty, not only outwardly but beautiful in her heart as well. I have had a million wonderful evenings and the funnest times with this gal. I miss you sweet girl, will see you in Boca soon. You are the best, Jan

Christian Orlov aka James Ballard May 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Dear People:
I’m a long-time-ago friend of Bob Herman’s from the days when he worked with Mr. Bing and even for a time I’d see him when he flew to NYC when he was with the FGO. (He knew me under my American name, James Ballard, instead of my Russian one).

He and I have completely lost track of each other and I wondered if you could connect us, or you could provide any information as to what he is up to. I happened to find Mr. Bing’s second book, which Mr. Bing had so kindly given me in 1981 with many references to Bob in it and I’d love to speak of old times at the Met and his personal life with Bob.

Any help you might give me would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely yours,
Christian Orlov

Rina Bolanos May 27, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I’m writing on behalf of Martha and Sonia from Ballet Concerto. We are trying to contact Ms. Drucker to invite her to the 50th Anniversary event of the foundation of Ballet Concerto. Ms. Drucker was a very big supporter of the company and Martha and Sonia have asked that we try and reach her to inviter her to this event that will be held on June 18th at the Gansevoort Hotel on Miami Beach. Please feel free to contact me directly at the above email or via mobile phone at 305-951-6276. We greatly appreciate your assistance in providing her with this message.

Rina Bolanos
Ballet Concerto
Former Dancer, Teacher and Co-Chairperson

hernando October 18, 2011 at 3:39 pm



Monika and Yoshi Kirsch November 28, 2011 at 9:40 am

Dear Ms. Hopwood,

Yesterday we had been to the Young Artist Recitals at the Museum of Art and we had a fabulous afternoon. First, we were surprised it was for free – thanks to you – second, we got to enjoy listening to a lot of young talents, to great music, and on top of it a visit to the Museum of Art.

Thank you very much and thanks to all involved in this great afternoon

Monika & Yoshi

Stefania Markou December 1, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Can I please get 2 invitations ? Thank you

Stefania Markou December 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I would like to donate Gift certificates from Tribeca Medaesthetics . Who Do I contact ? Thank you

Jeremy Nahum February 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm

We thought you were lost for good ,but then this showed up via Mike Koskoff. Let us hear from you, so that we can be back in touch.

Love from all the family,

Allen A. Smith March 23, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Joo Won Kang is a great Rigoletto: He displays an immense voice with terrifying fury in “Cortigiani” and a voice full of tender warmth in “Piangi, fanciulla.” I expect that he will become a great interpreter of the baritone repertoire.

Carol Frei April 23, 2012 at 10:43 am

Great pictures!

Gloria Kline April 27, 2012 at 9:28 am

Nice write-up. I’d like to share it with Capital Grille.

But where are the pictures?

Barbara Parent May 4, 2012 at 5:29 am

Congratulations for a great year.

Ann Clark May 4, 2012 at 9:15 am

Congratulations for a great year and thanks for your inspiring leadership and vision.

Eric Koskoff May 5, 2012 at 9:15 am

Job well done! Look forward to working with you for another year.

Ann Clark June 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I always suspected that under your quiet yet powerful presence lay a fabulously talented, bright and interesting person.

You are on top of the list of “Interesting People You Want to Know”.

sandy patton July 9, 2012 at 1:45 am

Dear Jan,
It is wonderful to to know that all is well with you.
Perhaps you will remember me, I was in your production of
“JERRY’S GIRLS” many years ago. This was a great highlight for my career, I so loved your theater. For the last 20 years, I have been living in France & Switzerland, teaching and performing. Wishing you continue success!!
Sandy Patton

Sonia Florindo Silveira July 17, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Dear Mrs. Robinson, it is wonderful to see this picture of yours plus to read the article about you and your family. I remember quite well. I am that girl (much older now, 59) who lived with all of you (1977-78), babysat your kids. From Brazil, remember? I was very blessed to have lived there with you and your family. You were very good to me as I pursued my dreams in US in order to learn English well and be successful. I still live in Brazil teaching English, Portuguese and Sign Language to several people. Thank you for making it possible for me. You will always be remembered with my heart filled with thankfulness. Congratulations on your career and performance. Sonia Florindo

Susana Falcon August 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Reading your list of accomplishments is truly inspiring, Ms. Mcart! I had the honor of working at your theater in the late ’80’s, when I was just starting out in show biz. I was dance captain for the Royal Palm’s highly successful production of “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” It was a wonderful experience where I met great people, some of whom remain dear friends, to this day. Now a published romance writer (pen name Shara Bloodstone), I also dance and teach fitness on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Kudos to you for your passion, drive and success. I wish you all the best!

Sue Morris September 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I’m going back to when my husband, Dick Morris & I & our college chum, Billy Orhlein, shared wonderful times together with you & Bill in Boca. The last time we were all together was at Bill’s shockingly sad but beautiful funeral. Dick & I celebrated our 5oth anniversary 3 years ago; 5 months later, he was gone. We used to reflect often of those good times spent with you & Bill. Time marches on, but it does not heal.

Fondly, Sue Morris

Isobel Sturgeon October 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I plan to attend the Lyrical Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 5 at the Pier Top.

Marielucney b vincent November 25, 2012 at 7:12 am

I like opera and the way your organize

david freeman March 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Just a note to say hello and let Alvaro & Felipe know I often wonder if they are doing well. I kind of miss the old Stuppy/ Agriflora days.


david freeman March 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Just a note to say hello and let Alvaro & Felipe know I often wonder if they are doing well. I kind of miss the old Stuppy/ Agriflora days.


david freeman March 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Just a note to say hello and let Alvaro & Felipe know I often wonder if they are doing well. I kind of miss the old Stuppy/ Agriflora days.


Isobel Sturgeon April 11, 2013 at 11:55 am

I’d like to RSVP that two of us will come to the Elixer Mixer.

jacqueline moran April 30, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Is it too late to reserve a place . i would like to attend the luncheon.
Thank you

Abby7 Zimmel October 23, 2013 at 7:55 am

Can you please tell me how I can purchase tickets to this event? Just to confirm the SunSentinel states the fee is $30 per person.
My mom is a very big fan of Placido Domingo and I would love to surprise her with tickets.
Thank you,

Michael Asser December 4, 2013 at 10:58 am

Please confirm full details of events that I am booked into for Guess who’s coming to dinner events, I have been unable to find out on line.

caroline December 6, 2013 at 10:42 am

dear ruth and committee, pictures are great and congratulations on huge success and your nomination as our woman of the year…for 1000+ club. happy holidays an dpeace, caroline

Dr. Lawrence Sosna April 4, 2014 at 10:38 am

Please send any info. on operas and dates, times Ect. Much appreciated….
I am also looking for a very special voice coach…you can call me at 760-481-8800

Lawrence Sosna N.D. PhD HHP

Nadia Greenidge September 12, 2014 at 7:26 am

I will be there. Please send me the Board meeting schedule for 2014-2015.

Anna Beach September 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm

I would like to RSVP to the mixer and dinner
Check is in the mail.

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Anna Beach October 17, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Good evening,

I would like to make a reservation for one (myself) for the cocktail party next Saturday.
I will put a check in tomorrow’s mail – but if you prefer can give you a credit card number.

Looking forward to the evening,

Carol Anne Call October 21, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Oh My… some how I RSVP to the event this Sat nite At Barbara Capanos , and thought I mailed the check, but just now mailed the check to the address provided. It should arrive at the Opera Center tomorrow , Wed. carol Anne call 954-370-6042

Justo Rodriguez November 3, 2014 at 6:59 pm

How do I pay for the tickets?

cell 954-200-0368

Elaine Zimmerman May 11, 2015 at 11:30 am

Please have more events in Boca

Carol Frei November 21, 2015 at 10:37 pm

It was a great luncheon with outstanding singing!

Ann Clark April 18, 2016 at 9:36 am

The pictures tell a wonderful story about Opera lovers/performers/staff, terrific planning/execution, and Bob Brantmeyer’s generosity. And many thanks for Betty’s special talent to so thoroughly document the event. May I have a list of attendees?

Isobel Sturgeon April 18, 2016 at 12:34 pm

These tickets are for Susan Danis and Justin Moss.

Ann Clark September 30, 2016 at 6:07 pm


Amarante Archambault October 22, 2016 at 10:04 pm

Considering that country’s savagery in Syria and Ukraine, to have a russian ball means to celebrate the murders and thievery. The mind boggles. What a disgrace. Non olet?

Jo Anne Lewis October 23, 2016 at 10:26 am

I was mistakenly identified in a photo of 4 ladies as Beverly DiNunzio

Beth Holland October 23, 2016 at 10:44 pm

Wonderful pictures. It sounds like everyone had a delightful time. I will be returning to Florida soon. See you at the opera. Beth

Michael Asser November 9, 2016 at 9:48 am

I cannot find a telephone number to ask if I can attend tomorrow’s event at CRYC

Carol Frei November 12, 2016 at 3:37 pm

It was a very informative program!

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Gloria Kline January 6, 2017 at 5:22 pm

I have already paid for the two remaining luncheons.

Isobel Sturgeon March 5, 2017 at 12:02 pm

I’d like one ticket total to this event if there is still space.

Anastatia Durante March 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm

Will you be having a longer cruise next winter like the Opera at Sea cruise that ended earlier this month?

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Latricia May 10, 2017 at 1:31 am

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Minerva May 10, 2017 at 3:05 pm

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Stretch May 10, 2017 at 3:20 pm

What a joy to find such clear thgiinnk. Thanks for posting!

Barry Rabinowitz October 5, 2017 at 7:37 am

I will be here Nov 9

Ruby E Diaz November 2, 2017 at 9:18 pm

I will attend. Please contact me. Thanks

Ruby E Diaz November 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm

I was trying to pay the $60 on line however it does not allow me to proceed. You may also reach me at 954-579-6437. Seeyou on the 9 th. I am joining Ruth Molina. Thanks
Ruby Diaz

Barry Rabinowitz December 29, 2017 at 7:41 am

I cannot pay error message for Feb 1 Lyrical Luncheon
Call me

Barry Rabinowitz

Barry Rabinowitz January 15, 2018 at 10:07 am

Loved the event and the pics

Hairston January 18, 2018 at 12:24 pm

looking forward to hearing Justin’s take on Salome

Isobel Sturgeon February 6, 2018 at 10:43 am

I’d like to reserve for three for the Pierce GWCTD. The computer only gives me an option for 2 or 1. Is the dinner oversold if I bring two guests plus myself?

Melanie Marie Camp February 15, 2018 at 10:39 am

Please reserve for Sunday, Feb 18

Stephen B. Pierce March 11, 2018 at 7:44 pm

Thanks Jan for reminding me!

Barry Rabinowitz March 12, 2018 at 8:01 am

Look forward to the event

caroline March 13, 2018 at 2:26 pm

much love eric and to all fgo members who were able to atrend…I left ftl feb 28 and love getting the NEWS..all the best..

Linda March 13, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Beautiful photos of a beautiful event!! Cake looks delicious Love to Eric!!

asa loof March 19, 2018 at 7:01 pm

If still possible I would love to attend

Asa Lena Loof March 20, 2018 at 11:04 am

Will send in my reservation

Asa Lena Loof March 20, 2018 at 11:05 am

will send my reservation

Nancy D. Fitzroy April 16, 2018 at 12:15 pm

Please reserve one place for Nancy D. Fitzroy

Nancy D. Fitzroy April 16, 2018 at 12:19 pm

If convenient, I would like to be seated at Kathy Kozak’s table.
Any table will be fine.

Isobel Sturgeon May 14, 2018 at 3:01 pm

Lovely photos of a great event. The location was beautiful. The performances were great.

Isobel Sturgeon May 14, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Very nice lunch. Very informative. The short lecture and samples from the opera really made my understanding of it deeper and more meaningful.

Nina Botta July 4, 2018 at 6:02 am

Hi Walter

We will more than likely be needing 3 roons this year.
Nina and Joe Botta
Joe Quagliata and Sheila D’Nodal
Josephine Quagliata and Lena Berksa.
We await pricing.
Hope you had a greatvyear and thanks!

Patrick V. Casali July 4, 2018 at 8:36 am

This sounds very interesting. Keep me informed.

Louise Diamond February 8, 2019 at 8:31 am

Louise and Mort Diamond would like to RSVP to the March 7th lecture.

Louise Diamond February 8, 2019 at 8:33 am

Please send me a pass for the March 7th lecture.

Isobel Sturgeon February 18, 2019 at 12:51 pm

Roger and I are really looking forward to this lecture to deepen our understanding of the upcoming opera.

Elizabeth Hopwood April 23, 2019 at 3:53 pm

I would like to attend the Installation luncheon,. I don’t see any place to pay


Isobel Sturgeon September 28, 2019 at 2:58 pm

I’d like to sign up for all three lyrical luncheons online. How do I do this?

Isobel Sturgeon September 28, 2019 at 3:10 pm

I will attend the luncheon. So will Roger.

Beth Holland October 1, 2019 at 3:41 pm

I have seats for the gala reserved. However my opera tickets are all at Broward. Please arrange the Arshst seats, I understand that the gala is in Miami. Thank you Beth

Melanie Marie Camp October 3, 2019 at 12:41 pm

I will attend

Margie Nagle Nagle November 21, 2019 at 12:28 am

Thank you for your invitation But I have another invitation.
Thank you, Margie

Barbara Harder January 2, 2020 at 10:02 am

Yes – Sign me Up!!!

Arlene Backman January 9, 2020 at 12:52 pm

Retired Judges Paul and Arlene Backman have sent payment in mail and are attending

Arlene Backman January 9, 2020 at 1:04 pm

Retired Judges Arlene and Paul Backman will attend with pleasure

Stephen B. Pierce May 20, 2020 at 1:51 pm

Melanie congratulations what a wonderful project. Good luck and Godspeed

Patrice A. Tedescko May 21, 2020 at 10:51 am

Melanie, What a great idea! Looking forward to learning about past Presidents and other information about the Opera Guild/Opera Society. My first introduction to Fort Lauderdale opera was through Nella Stoner who was a member. A very interesting woman. My husband, Bob Ferencik, and I have had season tickets to the opera for about 25 years, in large part thanks to Nella.

E Hopwood May 27, 2020 at 9:29 am

Congratulations to all!

Melanie Camp May 27, 2020 at 10:15 am

It was my honor to serve on your board and be a part of your two successful years as you built membership and outreach and welcomed new opportunities to involve our community. Thank you for being the example of refined and diplomatic leadership. As you look back on the past two years, see all the positive paths you took to bring excitement and energy in your obvious love of Opera!

Melanie Camp June 3, 2020 at 10:37 am

Thank you Claire for that beautiful Forward Look!

MaryEllen Mewalli June 3, 2020 at 11:31 am

It was so nice to receive the scheduled dates for upcoming events and be able to add them to my calendar now. Your cheerful, hopeful note on another rainy morning was very welcome.

Linda Grabowski June 11, 2020 at 4:09 pm

And I can still remember going to my first opera—La Traviata—at The Met with my high school class almost 60 years ago. I loved the costumes and scenery. We have since passed our love for music on to our children. Thank you, Barry, for that “remembrance”.
Linda Grabowski

Barry Rabinowitz June 12, 2020 at 11:47 am

La Traviata is one of my favorites.

Sally Robbins June 16, 2020 at 11:11 pm

I watched my first opera,Barber of Seville on a Thanksgiving after on my family’s brand new black and white television in 1953

Arlene Backman June 17, 2020 at 2:34 pm

Backman’s love opera. Join today, its for everyone.

Elyse Geier October 26, 2020 at 9:26 am

I have this nagging feeling I neglected to renew my 20-21 membership, nor did I receive the 20-21 directory.
I believe my partner, Axel Leichum, purchased tickets for the 11/19 performance at the yacht club. Please confirm.
Thank you,

Brigitte Kimmich October 27, 2020 at 9:40 am

Looks like I missed a lovely soirée, due to Covid. 😒

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