Saturday, June 11, 2011 SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011 WELCOMES YOU TO Saturday, June 11, 2011 THE ST. REGIS SAN FRANCISCO, 125 THIRD STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA SIX O’CLOCK IN THE EVENING A Potent Potion Cocktail reception and silent auction Tented Pavilion, Level Four EIGHT O’CLOCK IN THE EVENING Fafner’s Feast Lavish dinner, live auction, and special entertainment The Gallery Ballroom, Level Two TEN O’CLOCK IN THE EVENING Rhine Daughters’ Revelry Dancing Richard Olsen Orchestra Table of Contents The magic of The Ring of the Nibelung 4 Win a lucky ring of your own! 6 Details of Wishing Ring Raffle Revelry on The Rhine, Co-Chairmen’s Message 7 San Francisco Opera Guild President’s Message 8 Welcome from David Gockley, General Director, San Francisco Opera 9 San Francisco Opera Guild Education Programs 10 Our Generous Patrons 13 Our Generous Sponsors 14 Live Auction Donors 15 Silent Auction Donors 16 Revelry on The Rhine 17 Honorary Committee and Event Committee San Francisco Opera Guild Executive Committee and Staff 18 Auction Rules & Regulations 19 Live Auction Items 22 Premier Silent Auction Items 31 Volunteers 36 The Magic of The Ring of the Nibelung It is the most monumental work of art ever created: epic in scope, towering in its creative vision, majestic in its imaginative power. Larger than life yet poignantly human, it engages the mind even as it thrills the senses with pure visceral excitement. It is Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung (Der Ring des Nibelungen): Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung—arguably the pinnacle of operatic art and a theatrical experience like no other. Former Music Director Donald Runnicles, one of the world’s leading interpreters of Wagner, returns to conduct an incredible international cast and the renowned San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus. The lust for power, the lure of gold, the sacred beauty of nature and the destructive impulses of man: these timeless themes dominate both the Ring and American history. Director Francesca Zambello’s production, staged for the first time in its entirety, “helps the audience feel the undercurrents of energy and force that go into the making—and eventual destruction—of a world power” (San Francisco Chronicle on Die Walküre). Ride a wave of stunning sounds through a mythical land of giants and dragons, magic fire and mystical waters. Photo Credits: The valkyries, tree and fire by Cory Weaver; Rhine Maiden by Terrence McCarthy 4 Synopsis DAS RHEINGOLD The dwarf Alberich futilely attempts to seduce the maidens who guard the Rhine River’s gold If forged into a ring, it would give its wearer universal power, as long as he renounces love Alberich steals the gold and fashions the ring Meanwhile, Wotan, king of the gods, must find a way to pay the giants Fasolt and Fafner for the construction of Valhalla, the immortals’ opulent new home Using trickery, he steals Alberich’s ring to settle his debt The bitter dwarf places a curse on the ring and anyone who possesses it DIE WALKÜRE Wotan has fathered a mortal son, Siegmund, in order to recover the ring Siegmund stumbles upon the home of Sieglinde, his unrecognized twin sister Although Sieglinde is the wife of Siegmund’s sworn enemy, the two are mutually attracted and consummate their incestuous relationship Wotan’s outraged wife Fricka, protector of marriage vows, demands that Wotan order his daughter, the warrior-maiden Brünnhilde, not to protect Siegmund, but to let him die in battle against Sieglinde’s husband Disobeying Wotan, Brünnhilde tries in vain to prevent Siegmund’s death but rescues the pregnant Sieglinde To punish Brünnhilde’s disobedience, Wotan puts her into a deep sleep, surrounded by fire, to await a mortal husband SIEGFRIED A generation has passed Siegmund and Sieglinde’s son Siegfried has been raised by Alberich’s sly brother Mime Mime hopes to gain the ring from the giant Fasolt, now turned into a dragon, and sends Siegfried to slay him Now the owner of the ring, Siegfried kills the treacherous Mime and sets out to find the mysterious sleeping woman described to him by a forest bird As a test of Siegfried’s courage, the Wanderer (Wotan) tries to bar the way Siegfried breaks the god’s powerful spear and braves the circle of fire to awaken Brünnhilde The two fall ecstatically in love GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG Siegfried gives Brünnhilde the ring as a token of their union and sets off for new adventures He meets the self-serving siblings Gunther and Gutrune and their half-brother Hagen, the son of Alberich Seeking the ring, Hagen uses a potion to trick Siegfried into abandoning Brünnhilde, who joins him in plotting revenge Hagen murders Siegfried, and Brünnhilde, understanding too late the deception, orders a funeral pyre built for Siegfried As she strides into the fire, the flames rise to destroy Valhalla, the Rhine overflows its banks and the ring is returned to its rightful owners, the Rhinemaidens The era of the gods is now over 5 The Magic of the Wellendorff Ring “ T H E L E G E N D O F T H E R I N G S AY S T H AT T U R N I N G I T W I L L B R I N G L U C K …” Thank you for celebrating with us at Revelry on The Rhine! This masterpiece of design and quality is sure to bring the bearer fortune. Join in the chance to win this limited edition San Francisco Wishing Ring by purchasing raffle tickets. One Ticket Three Tickets $150. $400. Two Tickets Ten Tickets $275. $1,000. P R E - E V E N T R A F F L E T I C K E T S C A N B E P U R C H A S E D A T W W W S F O P E R A C O M / S P R I N G G A L A 2 0 11 O N T H E N I G H T O F REVELRY O N TH E R H I N E, R A FFL E T I CK E TS C A N B E P U RCH ASED AT T H E C H E C K- I N TA B L E 6 Message from the Co-Chair Rhine Maidens D E A R R E V E L RY O N T H E R H I N E PAT R O N S, We are delighted that you could join us to Revelry on The Rhine is the culmination of months celebrate San Francisco Opera’s new production of hard work It has been a joy to be involved of the Ring of the Nibelung and help us to with the many individuals who have contributed support our educational outreach programs their time and talents to ensure the success of Whether searching for a magic ring of your own, this event Of particular note, we would like to a fabulous European adventure or a behind the recognize the creative and productive Opera scenes view of running an opera company, Revelry Guild Staff: Susan Malott, Caroline Altman, on the Rhine will afford you the opportunity to Dianna Cavagnaro, Mark Bonacua, Nicole experience it all Santamaria, Nicolas Aliaga and Martha Chesley As you browse and bid on our fabulous selection We acknowledge the ongoing guidance and of wines, trips and jewelry, your pledges are support from the President of the San Francisco helping us to support musical education in more Opera Guild, Ann Girard, and Vice- President than 250 Bay Area Schools Our programs are of Fundraising, Victoria Kornblum A special made possible by the funds we raise tonight and note of appreciation is made to our Gala Event through the vital contributions of our sponsors Committee, especially Ursula Apel, Chandra Friese, We are particularly grateful to the talents of Katie Jarman, George Lucas and Mary Poland Duotone, Floramor, Hartmann Studios, Impact Lighting & Production and LJF Events Our Finally we offer warm and heartfelt thanks to thematic menu has been realized by the inspired all of you for being with us tonight Your loyal creativity of Executive Chef Romuald Feger of the support of the San Francisco Opera Guild enables St Regis Hotel us to continue our award-winning education and outreach programs that provide the opportunity We would like to thank all of our other generous for so many adults, teens, and children in the Bay donors who have allowed us to bring together Area to experience the magic of opera this wonderful evening of fine wine, food and travel Many thanks to Nordstrom, United Airlines, We encourage you to experience San Francisco William Hill Wineries, Scharffenberger Cellars, Opera’s thrilling production of The Ring of the Grey Goose, the Nob Hill Gazette, Bonhams Nibelung and discover the wonder of the music, the and Butterfield, Wellendorff, Mr Barry Peterson, power of the story and the magic that awaits you! Director of Catering at the St Regis Hotel, the Consul General of Germany and Mrs Peter Sincerely, Rothen, Precision Parking and Barbara Llewellyn Catering and Event Planning LINLE J. FROEB STEPHANIE TUTTLE CO-CHAIRMAN CO-CHAIRMAN 7 Letter From The President San Francisco Opera Guild is delighted that you have joined us at Revelry on The Rhine This evening celebrates the 2011 Summer Season and the wonderful new production of Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung. I would like to thank Linle J Froeb and Stephanie Tuttle, the amazing co-chairs of tonight’s gala celebration Linle and Stephanie have dedicated themselves to bringing you an unforgettable evening of entertainment, dining and dancing A special thank you is also extended to our stellar Honorary Committee members We thank you for your tremendous support The Opera Guild salutes our annual sponsors, Nordstrom and United Airlines, along with our media sponsor, the Nob Hill Gazette, our auctioneer sponsor, Bonhams and Butterfield, and our ring raffle sponsor, Wellendorff The evening would not be a success without the brilliant work of the Executive Chef of the St Regis Hotel, Romuald Feger, Mr Barry Peterson, Director of Catering at the St Regis Hotel, Floramor Event Design and Production, Hartmann Studios, Impact Lighting and Production and LJF Events We want to also extend our gratitude to our wine sponsor, William Hill Wineries, our sparkling wine sponsor, Scharffenberger Cellars, and our spirit sponsor, Grey Goose In addition, we want to thank our many live and silent auction donors Their generosity is critical to the Guild’s success Tonight’s silent and live auctions benefit the Guild’s music education and outreach programs These programs reach over 58,000 Bay Area children in 200 schools each year, introducing them to an art form—opera-- which they otherwise might not have the opportunity to experience Hopefully, they will someday be among our most devoted patrons At a time when funding is a challenge and the arts are hard to come by in many school settings, it is more important than ever to foster the innovative and creative hearts and minds of growing students When you support San Francisco Opera Guild, you support the Bay Area’s school children, teachers, parents, and the extended community You give voice to potential Revelry on The Rhine is made possible by the generosity of our Opera Guild board members, San Francisco Opera Association board members, and many friends These contributors have helped establish the San Francisco Opera Guild as one of the finest music education organizations available to Bay Area schools We thank you all for your continued support Warmest regards, ANN GIRARD PRESIDENT SAN FR ANCISCO OPER A GUILD 8 Letter From The General Director Dear Friends, I am pleased to welcome you to San Francisco Opera Guild’s Revelry on The Rhine, a celebration of the 2011 Summer Season and the wonderful new production of Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung This will be an exciting evening of fine dining, music and spectacular auction items and is a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate the tremendous and far-reaching work of the Guild, particularly in the areas of outreach and education As you enjoy the music and the mood, I hope you will take advantage of the wonderful items available at the auction There is an outstanding array of exotic trips, award winning wines, opera packages and many other superb items, showcasing the best that the world has to offer As you celebrate this evening, you can take pleasure in knowing that the proceeds will benefit the Guild’s education programs These wonderful programs make it possible for over 58,000 students annually to learn about and participate in opera in their own classrooms, often their only contact with opera, music and the performing arts Student Dress Rehearsals and Matinees have also been a tradition since 1939 Many of our San Francisco Opera audiences today owe a great debt of gratitude to the Guild, where they got their first taste of opera early during their school years In addition, San Francisco Opera Guild presents the Insight Panel Discussion Series, and Preview Lectures throughout the greater Bay Area The Guild also coordinates the services of hundreds of volunteers who donate thousands of hours each year to help our artistic mission For all of those many valuable services, we salute the Opera Guild and all of you who support it I wish to extend my personal thanks to Linle J Froeb and Stephanie Tuttle, our Co-Chairs for tonight’s wonderful event as well as the Honorary and Gala Event committees Thank you all for your generous support of the marvelous work of the Guild It is a celebratory night indeed! Kindest Regards, DAVID GOCKLEY GENER AL DIRECTOR SAN FR ANCISCO OPER A 9 San Francisco Opera Guild Education and Outreach Programs San Francisco Opera Guild believes the life lessons drawn from creative expression are the foundation of confidence and integrity. Since 1939, we have acted on our beliefs by developing award-winning programs that extend the impact of opera, bringing it center stage into the life of the community. Through San Francisco Opera Guild’s education fund, “A Gift for All Seasons,” we ensure the continuation of educational programs that help students find their voice. Annually more than 58,000 students in over 200 schools throughout Northern California receive the benefits of arts education, as only opera can deliver them. San Francisco Opera Guild. Giving voice to potential. SING A STORY G R A D E S K-3 Storytelling through opera! A teaching artist introduces a classic opera story complete with singing and opera facts, with the aid of musical excerpts from an opera After the musical storytelling and a brief choral coaching and singing lesson, the artist magically presents props and costumes and the students participate in acting out the story and singing excerpts themselves! The whole class participates actively in this lively program that communicates a classic story, illustrates opera components and provides a creative drama and music experience for young students OPERA À LA CARTE GRADES 3-8 This engaging school program consists of a forty-five minute adapted presentation of a main-stage opera Masterfully designed, Opera à la Carte reaches over 120 schools a year This mini-opera, sung in English, is brought to schools by professional costumed singers, pianists, and docents who tell a classic operatic story using students in the speaking roles Students receive coaching and rehearsal with the performers and then join in an assembly presentation for the entire school 10 BOOK TO BRAVO GRADES 5-8 This exciting program, offered as either a continuation of the Opera à la Carte experience, or as a stand-alone program, is a seasonal residency featuring a team of teaching artists that help students create an original opera based on a myth or folk tale rooted in the curriculum of their class Students learn the basics of performance storytelling, libretto writing, and simple composition The opera they create is then cast, rehearsed, and performed for the entire school Students discover how a story becomes an opera and how a written piece comes alive on stage! VOICES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE GRADES 6-8 Throughout historical reform and revolution, music has been a steady force and conveyor of ideals, opinion, rebellion, and affirmation In this course, teaching artists show how song has been an instrumental element in shaping and encouraging societal change by examining social and political music from the period students are studying They look at both conventional and non-conventional artists of the time and how those artists served as products of and contributors to change in their cultures Students then examine means of expression closer to home to discover how music can be a non-violent force in conflict resolution in the school, in the neighborhood, and in the city Ultimately, they have an opportunity to identify social and political conflicts in their own communities and learn how artistic expression can be a progressive and powerful statement to affect consciousness and change as they create and perform an original dramatic musical piece CREATIVE OPERA WORKSHOP G R A D E S 9 -12 This exciting program is an interactive classroom experience for teens in which a teaching artist collaborates with a classroom teacher, making curricular connections to an opera that is being offered as a student dress rehearsal The artist introduces the world of the opera, the history, and the notion of conflict management and action/consequence in artistic storytelling as a model for life Through role-playing and connection to modern day instances, students interact with the material and begin to make more complex connections between art and life STUDENT DRESS REHEARSALS G R A D E S 4 -12 San Francisco Opera Guild has sponsored student dress rehearsals and matinees every season since 1939 Students attend a final dress rehearsal for a selection of main stage productions – a marvelous opportunity to watch major artists at work Sung in the original language with projected English translation, and performed with full production values, these rehearsals provide a thrilling glimpse into the final stage of the rehearsal process 11 OPERA HOUSE TOURS G R A D E S 4 -12 Students get a glimpse of the artistry and function of this world renowned theatre on this comprehensive tour of the glorious War Memorial Opera House In addition to the production and technical history, docents cover important historic events such as the signing of the United Nations Charter and the memorial service for Harvey Milk – all part of our Opera House History SUMMER CONSERVATORY A G E S 12 -18 Youth Opera Arts Training Program This total immersion conservatory offers students instruction in opera, theatre, musical theatre, dance, and all their components Students have classes in voice, theory, movement, language, music and theatre history, acting, technical theatre, and much more The program culminates in the rehearsal and performance of an original operatic / theatre work! FO R PRO G R A M I N FO R M ATI O N C A LL C A RO L I N E A LTM A N, D IREC TO R O F O PER A G U IL D E D U C A T I O N P R O G R A M S , A T 415 - 5 6 5 - 3 2 3 8 O R E M A I L C A L T M A N @ S F O P E R A C O M 12 San Francisco Opera Guild Gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions of our Supporters. Patrons HEROES Sandra Farris Mr and Mrs Robert Friese Mr and Mrs James Corroon Ms Olivia Hsu Decker Linle and James Froeb Henry and Valarie Huff Ann and Daniel Girard Guy and Victoria Kornblum Hiro and Betty Ogawa Maggie and Carter Mack John and Maria Pitcairn Ms Monica Mary March and Mr Enrique Rodriguez Mr and Mrs John S Renard Mr Richard J Massey Ms Diane Rubin Anne Marie and Stephen Massocca Stephanie Tuttle and Ramsey Walker Kathleen McEligot Mrs Jane S Mudge Karen and Adam Murphy VALKYRIES Mr and Mrs Bill Poland Richard and Pamela Rigg Ms Delia F Ehrlich Sobia and Nadir Shaikh Ms Marci Flanery and Mr Robert Thesman Mai Shiver and Charles Githler Goldman, Sachs & Co * Susan Tamagni and Brett Gottlieb Karen J Kubin Barbara Walkowski Mr Randall Laroche Ms Veronica Watson and Mr Michael Petonic Dr and Mrs John Lavorgna Mr S Shariq Yosufzai LJF Events, LLC * Andrea and Mark Zola Charlot D Malin Mr Richard Munson WATER SPIRITS TABLES GIANTS Ms Lynne Edminster and Mr Brian Atwood* First Republic * Carol Benz Mr and Mrs George H Hume* Elizabeth and David Birka-White Romana and John Bracco *Denotes Table Purchase Mr Michael and Ms Marilyn Cabak Jean-Pierre Conte * PA R T I A L L I S T I N G A S O F M AY 6, 2 010 Mr and Mrs Daniel Cronan Fati Farmanfarmaian 13 Sponsors & Contributors OPER A GUILD ANNUAL SPONSORS RING RAFFLE SPONSOR WINE SPONSOR S PA R K L I N G W I N E S P O N S O R SPIRIT SPONSORS P R E- PA R T Y S P O N S O R S AUCTIONEER SPONSOR MEDIA SPONSOR DÉCOR EN TERTA I N M EN T SPECIAL THANKS Barry Peterson Director Catering, St. Regis 14 Live Auction Donors Isha and Asim Abdullah, Mr Larry Baer, Elizabeth and David Birka-White, Olivia Hsu Decker, Mr David Gockley, Mr Speight Jenkins, Ms Kate Lindsay, Mme Ariane de Saint-Marcq 15 Silent Auction Donors Alex’s Dry Cleaning Valet Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Milvali Salon & Cosmetics AT&T Park Napa Valley Wine Train Byington Vineyard & Winery Nina McLemore Boutique Cakebread Cellars Nob Hill Spa Caymus Vineyards Toni and Dick Paterson Chez Panisse Peju Province Winery Clos Pegase Winery Peter Olivetti Photography Conn Creek Winery Pine Ridge Vineyards Dale Meyer Designs Planet Granite di Rosa Ravenswood Winery First Crush Restaurant, Wine Bar and Lounge Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma Resort and Spa Flora Springs Winery Retzlaff Vineyards Robert and Chandra Friese Rubicon Estate Hanna Winery Saintsbury Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris San Francisco Giants Hilton Checkers Los Angeles Shafer Vineyards Incredible Adventures Shreve & Co Infineon Raceway St Regis, New York Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Sunce Winery & Vineyard Jardinière Telepan Joshua Ets-Hokin Photography Teton Springs Resort Judith Ripka Tolosa Winery Justin Vineyards & Winery Tommy Toy’s K&L Wine Merchants Tru Lake Shasta Caverns V Sattui Winery Ledson Winery Vintner’s Collective Mr Lucas Meachem Vittoria d’Aste-Surcouf Alba Saba and David Meade Wellendorff 16 CO-CHAIRMEN Linle J Froeb Stephanie Tuttle HONORARY COMMITTEE Roberta and David Elliott Kristina Flanagan David Gockley, General Director, San Francisco Opera John A and Cynthia Fry Gunn George and Leslie Hume Speight Jenkins, General Director, Seattle Opera Hiro and Betty Ogawa Consul General of Germany and Mrs Peter Rothen Donald Runnicles, General Music Director, Deutsche Oper Berlin Francesca Zambello, Artistic Advisor, San Francisco Opera COMMITTEE Ursula Apel Charlot Malin Carol Benz Anne Marie Massocca Elizabeth Birka-White Kathy McEligot Romana Bracco Teresa Medearis Mary Corroon Jane Mudge Shannon Cronan Maria Pitcairn Olivia Hsu Decker Mary Poland Lynne Edminster Judith Renard Delia Ehrlich Diane Rubin Fati Farmanfarmaian Sobia Shaikh Sandra Farris Mai Shiver Marci Flanery Susan Tamagni Chandra Friese Barbara Walkowski Karen Kubin Toni Wolfson George Lucas Linda Elliott Zider Maggie Mack Melissa Boxer Zill 17 San Francisco Opera Guild Executive Committee ANN GIRARD PRESIDENT BARBARA WALKOWSKI GINNY ZIEGLER VI CE-PRESI D ENT A DM I N IS TR ATI O N VICE-PRESIDENT MARKETING MARSHA MONRO MARCI FLANERY VI CE-PRESI D ENT ASSO CIATE D IREC TO RS TREASURER ROBERT BROCK STEPHANIE TUTTLE VICE-PRESIDENT CHAPTERS SECRE TA RY LYNNE EDMINSTER KAREN KUBIN VICE-PRESIDENT COM MUNIT Y OUTREACH D IREC TO R AT L ARGE MARY CORROON SUSAN TAMAGNI VICE-PRESIDENT DEVELOPMENT ED U C ATI O N FU N D CH A IR M A N C.J. VAN PELT MARILYN TIMONEY VI CE-PRESI D ENT ED U C ATI O N N OM I N ATI N G CH A IR M A N VICTORIA KORNBLUM DIANE RUBIN VICE-PRESIDENT FUNDRAISING PA S T P R ES I D E N T DAVID GOCKLEY HONOR ARY DIRECTOR San Francisco Opera Guild Staff SUSAN MALOTT NICOLAS ALIAGA M ANAGING DIRECTOR ED U C ATI O N ASSO CIATE CAROLINE ALTMAN ELLEN KERRIGAN ED U C ATI O N D IREC TO R O PER A À L A C ARTE CO O RD I N ATO R DIANNA CAVAGNARO NICOLE SANTAMARIA SPECIAL EVENTS M ANAGER SPECIAL EVENT INTERN MARK BONACUA I N TERI M SPECI A L E VEN TS AS SIS TA N T ANNE DAUTAIN A N D VO LU NTEER CO O RD I N ATO R VOLUNTEER 18 San Francisco Opera Guild gives voice to potential through education and outreach programs that bring opera center stage into the life of the community. Revelry on the Rhine SILENT AUCTION RULES 1 The silent auction will begin at 6:00 p m and close at 7:45 p m 2 A bid sheet will accompany each item Bids may be entered by placing your name and bid number on the first available bid line Bids will be in the incremental amounts indicated on the individual bid sheet Once a bid is entered, it may not be removed 3 The highest bid for each item will determine the successful bidder In the case of a tie or dispute, the Chairman or their appointees will determine the winning bid 4 All silent auction items will be guaranteed to the first person who bids the full value listed in the Guaranteed Bid space 5 Successful bidders will receive a claim form during dinner and should pay for their item at the cashier’s table before leaving the premises Sales tax will be added to the auction sale price for all appropriate items All items must be removed upon departure, or delivery must be arranged with a moving company We request that all silent auction items remain on the silent auction tables and be picked up by the winning bidder at the close of the auction evening LIVE AUCTION RULES 1 The live auction will begin at approximately 8:45 p m , and will continue without interruption until all items are purchased 2 To enter a bid, the bidder number should be raised with the number facing the auctioneer A bid is registered only when formally recognized by the auctioneer All bidding is deemed concluded upon the auctioneer’s final “gavel” or “sold to” confirmation of the winning bidder 3 The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer will be deemed the successful bidder In the event of any dispute, the auctioneer will determine the successful bidder 19 GENERAL AUCTION RULES 1 San Francisco Opera Guild (SFOG), to the best of its knowledge, has revealed all information available about all the auction items Therefore, all sales of auction items are FINAL The buyer is responsible for complying with any and all restrictions and/or conditions on any purchased item, wine or travel packages donated to this event 2 Values for items are determined by the donors Occasionally, a donor declines submission of a value In these cases, the Guild Staff assigns an approximate value that is agreed upon as fair 3 Conditions specified by our donors in the catalogue and on the item certificates must be honored Dates for service, vacation homes, private dinners, etc , are to be arranged by mutual convenience between donor and purchaser Time periods designated for use of homes, restaurants, merchandise certificates, services, hotels, and resorts are not subject to change When private homes are included, the property must be used as specified and must be returned in the condition in which donated 4 All certificates exclude taxes, gratuities and alcoholic beverages, unless otherwise indicated, and must be used at one time Reservations for restaurants, resorts and hotels are required and are subject to availability For certain travel items, designated holiday blackout dates when travel is not permitted will apply 5 The printed catalogue, as amended by addendum sheets or oral announcements during the sale, constitutes the entire statement of SFOG relative to the items listed herein These Conditions of Sale and any glossary contained herein are the complete terms and conditions on which all items listed herein shall be offered for sale, sold or purchased 6 Each auction item is sold “AS IS” without warranty All wines are sold “AS IS” and SFOG makes no warranties or representations of any kind or nature with respect to the wines, and in no event shall SFOG be held responsible or liable for the correctness of the catalogue or description, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty with respect to the condition, quality or rarity of the wines, and no statement about the wines or other items in the catalogue or made at the sale or in the bill of sale or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty or representation or any assumption of liability with respect thereto 7 SFOG reserves the right to withdraw any item at any time before the actual sale 8 Unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer at the time of the sale, all bids are per lot as numbered in the printed catalogue 9 SFOG reserves the right to reject any bid from any bidder The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser In the event of any dispute between the bidders, or in the event of doubt on the part of the auctioneer as to the validity of any bid, the auctioneer will have the sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the lot in question If any dispute arises after the sale, SFOG’s sale records or invoice shall be conclusive in all respects 20 10 If the auctioneer determines that any opening bid is not commensurate with the value of the item offered, he may reject the bid and withdraw the item from the sale; and if having acknowledged an opening bid, he decides that any advance thereafter is not of sufficient magnitude, he may reject the advance 11 The highest bidder shall be deemed to have purchased the offered lot in accordance with all of the conditions set forth herein, and thereupon: a assumes full risk and responsibility therefore b will sign a confirmation of purchase therefore c will pay the full purchase price therefore PAYMENT AND RECEIPT OF ITEMS 1 All items purchased on the night of the auction must be paid for that evening Sales tax will be added to the auction sale price for all appropriate items Payment may be made by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard or American Express upon presentation of the claim form at the cashier’s table The cashier’s table will open at 10:00 p m 2 All checks for items purchased shall be made payable to San Francisco Opera Guild Unless exempted by law from payment thereof, and in possession of proper documentation, the purchaser will be required to pay California State and local retail sales tax at the rate applicable on the date of the purchase 3 SALES ARE FINAL WITH NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS. 4 All items must be claimed the night of the auction, unless size or quantity prevents their removal 5 Any arrangements and expense for delivery are the sole responsibility of the purchaser, unless otherwise indicated in the catalogue 6 The amount that is tax deductible is limited to the positive difference between the amount paid for an item less the value of that item stated in the catalogue 21 Live Auction 1. PARIS FASHION WEEK This fabulous package for four is the perfect trip for the fashion minded: Round-trip Business-Class air transportation for four on United Airlines – San Francisco/Paris Four private invitations to the Ungaro Fashion Show on October 3, 2011 Four private invitations to the Ungaro VIP party Luxurious two bedroom Paris apartment offered from September 28 to October 5, 2011 Chateau de Villette accommodations for the nights of October 5, 2011 and October 6, 2011 (two Double Rooms) $500 certificate for Buddha Bar, Paris Half-day Paris tour by “Paris Personalized” on October 5, 2011 Christian Dior Beauty Basket Four tickets to the Louvre Museum Lights! Camera! Fashion! Paris Fashion Week is the pinnacle of the fashion industry You and your guests will enjoy a view that usually only the highest in the fashion echelon get to glimpse: a live show You and your three guests have invitations to the Ungaro Fashion Show on October 3, 2011 In addition, all four of you are personally invited to a private Ungaro VIP party, a trendy event that only a limited few have the chance to enjoy There you will get to mingle with models, rub elbows with fashion royalty and consider which piece from Ungaro you simply can’t live without Getting there will be easy when you and your three guests fly Business Class on United Airlines from San Francisco to Paris In Paris, you will stay from September 28, 2011 through October 5, 2011 in a two-bedroom Paris apartment located in the heart of the City of Love Located in Le Triangle D’Or, between L’ Etoile, Champs Elysees, and Avenue George V, this newly renovated traditional Parisian two bedrooms, two bathroom apartment is on Avenue d’Iena Furnished in French antiques and paintings, this lovely apartment is situated in a late 19th century Haussmannian building in the fashionable 16th arrondissement Steps from all of the fashion week shows, this luxurious, private apartment redefines deluxe travel In preparation for this Parisian extravaganza, pamper yourself with the contents of a Christian Dior Beauty Basket These sumptuous products, handcrafted with exceptional ingredients, are sure to make you radiant as Dior skincare creates formulas raised to the level of art, without ever compromising effectiveness, pleasure or safety Sophistication continues as you enjoy a dinner at the very posh and chic hot-spot, Buddha Bar Located in the magnificent George V Hotel, dining at Buddha Bar means removing your self from the frenzy of urban life and plunging into a rejuvenating bath As soon as you’ve entered this remarkable place with its monumental proportions, you’ll be enthralled by the charm of its soothing, exotic atmosphere In Buddha Bar wonderland, your taste buds travel to distant lands and inventiveness nests in your plate 22 While in Paris, you will also enjoy four tickets to the Louvre Museum and a half-day Paris tour by Paris Personalized Paris Personalized will take you on a tour of The City of Lights based on your interests to make your tour a truly unique and personalized experience With their tremendous insider’s knowledge, the city will come alive for you as you are guided through Paris’ most enchanting neighborhoods, discovering the city’s many hidden treasures and secrets Just outside of Paris, your next stop is The Da Vinci Code Chateau (Chateau de Villette) on October 5-October 6, 2011 Here, each couple will stay in a Double Room for two nights The chateau was featured prominently in the best-seller The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and in the motion picture directed by Ron Howard Designed in the 17th century by the same team that designed the Palace of Versailles, famed architects Françoise Mansart and Jules Hardouin Mansart and landscape architect Andre La Notre, Chateau de Villette is 35-40 minutes northwest of Paris and 20 minutes north of Versailles Villette is elegant and luxurious with 17 bedrooms, 20 bathrooms, a pool, tennis court, grand salon, music salon, library, three kitchens, and many outbuildings Completely restored in 1999 through 2002, the chateau has all the splendors combined with the high-level comfort demanded by American luxury travelers The 188-acre garden features two rectangular lakes, a cascading fountain, river, forest, and endless lawns Estimated Value: $36,848 Donors: Isha and Asim Abdullah, Elizabeth and David Birka-White, Christian Dior, Olivia Hsu Decker, Grant Capitol Management, Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris, Mme Ariane de Saint-Marcq, United Airlines Restrictions: United Airlines: subject to availability and black-out dates may apply, SFO/Atlantic, valid travel period through March 31, 2012 Ungaro Fashion Show: Ungaro Fashion Show invitations are only valid on October 3, 2011 and Ungaro VIP Party Invitations are only valid on the final date of the event, to be determined Paris Apartment: The apartment stay is only valid from September 28, 2011 through October 5, 2011, dates subject to change if warranted by owner Chateau de Villette: Chateau Villette accommodations are only valid the nights of October 5, 2011 and October 6, 2011 Value is for room only, transportations, chef and staff can be provided to take care of their meals, drinks and services at extra charge Option to stay longer by paying per night fee Buddha Bar: Certificate valid through June 11, 2012 Paris Personalized: Tour valid only on October 5, 2011 Christian Dior: subject to sales tax Louvre Museum: Tickets allow access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions in both the Louvre and the Musée Eugène Delacroix 23 Live Auction 2. OPENING NIGHT OF SAN FRANCISCO OPERA This exciting package for two includes Premium tickets to the Opening Night of the Opera Two Grand Benefactor tickets to Opera Ball 2011 Two Premium Orchestra tickets to San Francisco Opera’s 89th Season Opening Performance of Giacomo Puccini’s beloved Turandot An evening stay for two guests with Deluxe Accommodations at the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco $500 certificate to Wilkes Bashford Facial services at the Joseph Cozza Salon Custom Ball Gown designed by Julia Panciroli Couture One-of-a-kind Pearl Necklace from Gigi Kaufman Valentino evening bag from Neiman Marcus On Friday, September 9, 2011, San Francisco Opera will be celebrating the opening of its 89th season with a performance of Giacomo Puccini’s beloved Turandot and Opera Ball 2011, An Evening in the Forbidden City. Festivities will begin at five o’clock in the evening with an elegant cocktail reception Guests will then be summoned to China’s Regal Forbidden City, a majestic tented Opera Ball Pavilion designed by renowned event architect Robert Fountain A dinner feast fit for the Emperor and Princess Turandot will be orchestrated by the acclaimed caterer McCall Associates At eight o’clock, the curtain will rise for the opening night performance of Turandot, brilliantly staged by David Hockney Following the dramatic conclusion of Puccini’s opera, patrons will return to the Opera Ball Pavilion for cocktails, dessert and dancing the night away to the Bill Hopkins Rock’n Orchestra You are sure to be the belle of the ball wearing a stunning gown by the magnificent designer, Julia Panciroli, who will create a made-to-measure ball gown exclusively for you While wearing this custom gown, the winner will be adorned with a one-of-a-kind pearl necklace designed by Gigi Kaufman and a Valentino evening bag from Neiman Marcus Head over to Wilkes Bashford and redeem your $500 gift certificate for a lovely set of cufflinks or the perfect pair of evening shoes In addition, one of San Francisco’s most venerable salons will help you prepare for the occasion Prior to the gala, the Joseph Cozza Salon will pamper the winner with its custom facial, sure to bring out the glow from within As the evening draws to a close, you will enjoy a stay at the exclusive five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel San Francisco in deluxe accomodations What a perfect ending to a magical night 24 Estimated Value: $17,550 Donors: San Francisco Opera Guild, Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, Wilkes Bashford, Gigi Kaufman, Julia Panciroli Couture, Joseph Cozza Salon, Neiman Marcus Restrictions: San Francisco Opera: Opera Ball 2011 and Opening Night performance tickets are only valid on September 9, 2011 Mandarin Oriental: expires June 11, 2012, complimentary room and taxes only, incidental expenses are the responsibility of the guests, certificate is not-redeemable for cash, is non-transferable, reservations are based upon availability and black-out dates may apply Joseph Cozza Salon: expires June 11, 2012 and is subject to availability Julia Panciroli Couture: certificate expires December 11, 2011 Gigi Kaufman: subject to sales tax Neiman Marcus: subject to sales tax 25 Live Auction 3. GRAND EUROPEAN OPERA TOUR This ten-night trip for two guests includes: Round-trip Business-Class air transportation for two on United Airlines – San Francisco / Berlin Two nights in a Double Room at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin Two nights in a Double Room at The Sheraton Prague Charles Square Three nights in a Double Room at The Intercontinental Vienna Two nights in a Double Room at The Ramada Hotel Residenzschloss Bayreuth One night in a Double Room at The Sheraton Frankfurt Two Orchestra tickets to the Deutsche Oper Berlin Two Orchestra tickets to the Berlin Philharmoniker Two Orchestra tickets to the Prague State Opera Two Orchestra tickets to the Vienna Opera, Wiener Staatsoper This 10-night adventure for two begins as you and your guest board United Airlines in Business Class to Berlin Upon arrival, you will head to The Radisson Blu Hotel Berlin where you will stay for two nights This hotel is perfectly located–situated in the city centre on the banks of the River Spree and boasts the famous AquaDom, the world’s largest cylindrical aquarium, an attraction all its own This five-star Berlin hotel also features stunning views of the city and is close to local attractions, including the Berlin Cathedral and Museum Island While in Berlin, you and your guest will also enjoy the sights and sounds of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Berlin Philharmoniker Next on your journey is “The City of a Thousand Spires” – Prague Here you will enjoy a two night stay at the Sheraton Prague Charles Square, ideally located on the edge of the Old Town and New Town, just a few steps from the Charles Square and the central business district Close to all major museums, galleries, famous theatres and with a rooftop terrace with views of Prague Castle, the Sheraton Prague Charles Square provides the perfect location from which to explore the architectural treasures and to experience romantic river views of this distinctive city One night during your stay you will want to make time to attend a performance at the Prague State Opera Vienna, a cultural capital of Europe whose art, music, architecture, food, and wine have attracted people for centuries, is next on your itinerary Here you will stay for three nights at the InterContinental Vienna in a luxurious double room This hotel is supremely located near St Stephens Cathedral, Schoenbrunn Palace, Hofburg Imperial Palace, and the revitalized Biedermeier quarter You and your guest will also attend a performance at acclaimed the Wiener Staatsoper 26 From Vienna, you will head to the four-star Ramada Hotel Residenzschloss in Bayreuth Located centrally in Bayreuth, close to such important places of interest as the Margravial Opera House, Richard’s Wagner’s villa “Haus Wahnfried”, the Hofgarten, piano manufacturer Steingraeber und Söhne, the Neues Schloss (or New Castle), and the Stadthalle culture and congress centre, you will never be more than a few steps away to all that this magnificent city has to offer Finally, you will travel to Frankfurt for a one night stay in a Double Room at the Sheraton Frankfurt Situated directly at Frankfurt Airport, you will be just minutes from the last leg of your journey – home to San Francisco Estimated Value: $15,337 Donors: United Airlines, The Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin, The Sheraton Prague Charles Square, The Intercontinental Vienna, The Ramada Hotel Residenzschloss Bayreuth, The Sheraton Frankfurt, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berlin Symphonica, Prague State Opera, Wiener Staatsoper Restrictions: United Airlines: subject to availability and black-out dates may apply, SFO/Atlantic, valid travel period through March 31, 2012 Radisson Blu Hotel Berlin: expires June 30, 2012, based upon hotel availability, advance reservation, is not valid during fair dates and cash reimbursement not possible; The Sherton Prague Charles Square: expires November 6, 2012, (excluding 12/27/11 – 1/2/12) based upon hotel availability and advance reservation, non-transferable, and non-refundable, and all additional taxes and VAT are included; The Intercontinental Vienna: expires June 30, 2012, based upon hotel availability and advance reservation, non-transferable, non-refundable, and cash reimbursement not possible; The Ramada Hotel Residenschloss Bayreuth: expires June 2012, based upon hotel availability and advance reservation, non-transferable and non-refundable The Sheraton Frankfurt: expires December 31, 2012, based upon hotel availability and advance reservation, non-transferable, and non-refundable; Deutsche Oper Berlin: tickets expire June 11, 2012 Berliner Philharmoniker: tickets expire June 11, 2012 Prague State Opera: tickets expire June 11, 2012 Vienna Opera: tickets expire June 11, 2012 27 Live Auction 4. FUND-A-NEED San Francisco Opera Guild was founded in 1939 and gives voice to potential through education and outreach programs that bring opera center stage into the life of the community Through a variety of in-school as well as in-theatre education programs, San Francisco Opera Guild is able to introduce students of all ages to the excitement and fantasy of opera It is with the support of generous patrons such as you that the Guild is able to provide such wonderful programs to schools whose music programs have been all but eliminated Please raise your bidder number to help support opera education in Bay Area schools Your donation to the Guild’s education programs can support the following causes: $2,500 would bring Opera à la Carte, the Guild’s program for grades 3-8, to 2 schools and 700 children $1,000 would bring Sing a Story, the Guild’s program for grades K-3, to 6 classrooms and 180 children $500 would bring 60 children to the Opera House to see a final mainstage dress rehearsal $250 would help bring a live opera performance to one high school classroom Live Auction 5. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF SEATTLE OPERA GENERAL DIRECTOR, SPEIGHT JENKINS, AND OPERA STAR, KATE LINDSAY Have you ever dreamed of what it would be like to be the General Director of one of the premier Opera Houses in the World? Join Speight Jenkins, General Director of Seattle Opera, on December 6, 2011, for an operatic day in New York City Round-trip Business-Class air transportation for two on United Airlines – San Francisco / New York City Private invitation to the Seattle Opera’s Young Artist auditions on December 6, 2011 with Seattle Opera General Director, Speight Jenkins Exclusive dinner with mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsay and Speight Jenkins Two Orchestra seats to Charles Gounod’s Faust at The Metropolitan Opera Two-night stay in a room with a city view for two at The Sherry Netherland Dinner for four at Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental New York City $400 certificate for dinner at Millesime Spa certificate for a massage at the St. Regis New York 28 As you join Speight Jenkins, General Director of Seattle Opera, on December 6, 2011, relish in the fact that you and your guest are truly experiencing a unique moment in the very busy life of an Opera Company General Director As Mr Jenkins’ shadow, you will be invited to the finals of Seattle Opera’s Young Artist auditions where you will hear some of the most promising young American singers striving to be chosen as Seattle Opera Young Artists in the 2012-2013 season After listening to these incredible talents, you and your guest will dine with one of the most important young American singers, mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsay, who will have made her San Francisco Opera debut as Zerlina in next October’s new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni Ms Lindsay has often been seen on the Metropolitan Opera’s HD productions and will at that time, be rehearsing Gretel for the Met’s Christmas season Hansel and Gretel; she has often appeared at Seattle Opera and enacted the title role in the company’s world premiere of Amelia last spring Following a delectable and sought after dinner at restaurant Asiate, located on the 35th floor of the Mandarin Oriental, you and your guest will attend a performance of the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Charles Gounod’s Faust with Angela Gheorgiu, Jonas Kaufman, and Rene Pape, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin At this end of this exciting day, retire to your luxurious suite at the Sherry Netherland where you can reflect upon the day’s events and perhaps even give yourself a solid “bravo!” The following morning, reminisce on this whirlwind of a day in the spa of the St Regis hotel With mind and body at ease thanks to your full body massage, head to the Flat Iron district and enjoy a mouth-watering meal at Millesime Located near Manhattan’s historic Tin Pan Alley, Millesime pays homage to the neighborhood’s roots by placing a strong emphasis on a music program that showcases a wide range of national and international recording artists and rising stars Estimated Value: Priceless Donors: Mr Speight Jenkins, Ms Kate Lindsay, The Metropolitan Opera, The Sherry Netherland, Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental, New York City, Millesime, St Regis New York, Ms Lynne Edminster and Mr Brian Atwood, Frosch Travel Restrictions: United Airlines: subject to availability and black-out dates may apply, SFO/Continental US, valid travel period through May 31, 2012 Day with Speight Jenkins: Valid only on December 6, 2011 Dinner with Speight Jenkins and Kate Lindsay: Valid only on December 6, 2011 The Sherry-Netherland: Valid only on the nights of Dec 5, 2011 and Dec 6, 2011, incidental charges are the responsibility of the guest, subject to availability and amenities are subject to change at date of arrival Metropolitan Opera: Faust tickets are only valid the night of December 6, 2011 Asiate: Certificate expires June 11, 2012, subject to availability, does not include tax and gratuity, non-transferrable and cannot be redeemed for currency Millesime: Certificate expires June 11, 2012, subject to availability, does not include tax and gratuity, non-transferrable and cannot be redeemed for currency St. Regis Spa: Certificate expires June 11, 2012, subject to availability, does not include tax and gratuity 29 Live Auction 6. CHAMPIONS & STARS – DINE WITH SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS PRESIDENT, LARRY BAER AND SAN FRANCISCO OPERA GENERAL DIRECTOR, DAVID GOCKLEY Join in the revelry and celebration of home town heroes with this festive package that includes: Lunch for you and three guests at 25 Lusk with San Francisco Giants President, Larry Baer and San Francisco Opera General Director, David Gockley Four Field Club Tickets to a San Francisco Giants game, seats located directly behind the dugout An invitation for four to the VIP reception and VIP seating area to the San Francisco Opera Simulcast of Turandot on September 25 at AT&T Ballpark Baseball signed by Orlando Cepeda To build a World Series championship team and a world-renowned opera company require the leadership and direction of individuals with a unique perspective and the drive for perfection This amazing package allows the winner and three guests a chance to spend lunch with Larry Baer, San Francisco Giants President, and David Gockley, General Director of the San Francisco Opera The lunch will be hosted at 25 Lusk, a ballpark favorite, where you will learn the similarities between crafting a winning baseball team and producing an acclaimed opera production After gaining this insider’s view to the strategy of creating historic teams you will have a chance to see both perform The first is to witness the magic in action as you head to a San Francisco Giants game Your four Field Club tickets in seats located directly behind the dugout, allow you to feel just like one of the players The second will occur on September 25 at AT&T Ballpark, you and three guests will enjoy the joining of Opera and baseball with private invitations to the VIP reception and VIP seating area of the San Francisco Opera Simulcast of Turandot This invitation-only event is attended by Opera patrons of the highest caliber and baseball aficionados of the utmost degree What better way to cement the creativity and relentless pursuit of perfection in both athletes and artists when you take home a piece of San Francisco Giants history You will be the proud owner of a baseball signed by former San Francisco Giants first baseman and author, Orlando Cepeda Mr Cepeda played with the San Francisco Giants from 1958-1966 and in 1987 and was contracted by the San Francisco Giants to work as a scout and “goodwill ambassador ” In 1999, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame Estimated Value: Priceless Donors: AT&T Park, Mr Larry Baer, Mr David Gockley, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco Opera, 25 Lusk Restrictions: Lunch with Larry Baer and David Gockley: Expires June 11, 2012 Date must be mutually agreeable Winner to contact Opera Guild to arrange 25 Lusk: Expires June 11, 2012 San Francisco Giants Game Tickets: Four Field Club tickets to a mutually agreed upon 2011 season home game at AT&T Park (excluding Los Angeles Dodgers games) VIP Simulcast Reception and Seating: Valid only on September 25, 2011 Winner to contact Opera Guild to arrange Baseball signed by Orlando Cepeda: Subject to sales tax 30 Premium Silent Auction 100. DINE WITH OPERA STAR, LUCAS MEACHEM You and a guest will have the opportunity to have a private dinner with Opera Star Lucas Meachem and his guest at Tommy Toy’s Lucas Meachem has appeared at San Francisco Opera in the title role of Eugene Onegin, Papageno (The Magic Flute for Kids), in the dual role of Fritz and Frank in Die Tote Stadt, and in productions of La Forza del Destino, Billy Budd, and Doktor Faust. The former Adler Fellow and Merola Opera Program alumnus was last seen as Count Almaviva in 2010’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Recent and upcoming engagements include Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Oreste in Madrid, and Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette) at the Metropolitan Opera Award winning Tommy Toy’s is consistently voted one of the finest restaurants in the Bay Area Estimated Value: Priceless Donors: Lucas Meachem, Tommy Toy’s Restrictions: Dinner with Lucas Meachem: Expires June 11, 2012 Date must be mutually agreeable Winner to contact Opera Guild to arrange Tommy Toy’s: Certificate expires June 11, 2012, does not include tax and gratuity 31 Premium Silent Auction 101. RELAXATION AND REJUVENATION IN TETON SPRINGS Round-trip Business-Class air transportation for two on United Airlines – San Francisco / Jackson Hole, Wyoming Three nights in a spacious one bedroom suite at the Teton Springs Resort A round of golf for two on the Byron Nelson Headwaters Golf Course or two Lift tickets to Ski Grand Targhee Resort Two 60-minute Spa treatments at the Stillwaters Spa Dinner for two at the Headwaters Grille Breakfast for two each morning You and your guest will fly Business Class on United Airlines from San Francisco to Jackson Hole, Wyoming From there, you will head to lovely Teton Springs, Idaho, for a three night stay at the luxurious Teton Springs Resort Nestled in the foothills of Teton Valley, among three mountain ranges and just 20 minutes west of iconic Jackson Hole, Wyoming, guests of the Teton Springs Resort have a secret to share Teton Springs Resort is the centerpiece of a 780 acre retreat, highlighted by the Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, Signature Cabins and Condominiums and the award-winning Headwaters Golf Club Every morning of your stay, breakfast for you and your guest will be provided Whether you go in the winter or spring, both you and your guest will have a magical time with a round of golf for two on the Byron Nelson Headwaters Golf Course or two Lift tickets to Ski Grand Targhee Resort Enjoy a relaxing 60-minute spa treatment at the Stillwaters Spa and then proceed to a delectable dinner at the Headwaters Grill Let this amazing package take you away from the stress of the day-to-day and breathe in all the natural beauty that Teton Springs has to offer Estimated Value: $5,380 Donors: Teton Springs Resort, United Airlines Restrictions: United Airlines: subject to availability and black-out dates may apply, SFO/Jackson Hole, Wyoming, valid travel period through May 31, 2012 Teton Springs Resort: Expires June 30, 2012, not valid with any other offers and promotions, dinner does not include alcohol or gratuity, based on availability, blackout dates may include major holidays 32 Premium Silent Auction 102. A WEEKEND AWAY FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE AT NORTHSTAR, LAKE TAHOE Two night stay at “The Meux” at Northstar Village Certificate for two Mountain Biking packages at NorthStar Resorts This Northstar Village stay at “The Meux”is a wonderful getaway from the city Located at the top of Northstar Village’s newest building, the Catamount, “The Meux” is a beautifully furnished, 2-bedroom, 2-1/2 bath condo facing the ski slopes on the quiet side of the Village and right beside the gondola The master bedroom has a king bed, the second bedroom has two twins and a roll-away cot, and the living room contains a queen-sized sleeper sofa The Meux also features a fully-equipped kitchen, wireless access, and three flat screens, along with dvd and cd players One day of your trip, take the time to enjoy the great outdoors with a Mountain Biking Package for Two at Northstar Resorts Estimated Value: $2,660 Donors: Dick & Toni Paterson, NorthStar Resorts Restrictions: “The Meux at Northstar”: Valid from June 15 - November 15, 2011 Dates subject to availability, no smoking, no pets, maximum occupancy is 6 Mountain Biking Packages at Northstar Resort: Valid Monday, Thursday, Friday, Ride 101 Mountain Biking Package for beginners includes a full access afternoon lift ticket, bike rental, protective equipment rental, and 1 5-hour Ride 101 instruction from the Northstar Bike Academy at mid-mountain starting at 1:00 p m Subject to availability 33 Premium Silent Auction 103. HOLLYWOOD, HERE I COME! Two night weekend stay at the Hilton Checkers Los Angeles Dinner for two at The Bazaar by Jose Andres For a quick weekend getaway, head to the land of sunshine, movies and fabulous food Stay at the Hilton Checkers, Los Angeles located within walking distance of the popular LA Live When you have explored enough to work up an appetite, get ready for a gastronomical experience like none other The Bazaar by Jose Andres awaits you A vibrant mix of sophisticated cuisine and playful lounge spaces where dining transcends into a fête extraordinaire Sample Jose Andres’ pioneering culinary creations, delicacies from roving carts and delicious libations while being delighted with visual experiences thanks to the world-renowned designer Philippe Starck At the close of your meal, shop the inspired retail selections woven throughout the space Estimated Value: $600 Donors: Hilton Checkers Los Angeles, The Bazaar Restrictions: Hilton Checkers Los Angelos: Expires December 31, 2012 Excludes gratuities and tax Present certificate to Front Reception upon arrival Weekend stay based Friday or Saturday arrival Bazaar: Certificate expires June 11, 2012 104. SUNLIT SERENADE BY DALE MEYER DESIGNS One-of-a-kind necklace creation by Dale Meyer Designs, of Carmel, CA, entitled “Sunlit Serenade ” Featured Stones: Chrysoprase, Cubes of Green Amethyst, Briolets of Vermeil over Sterling Silver and a Labradorite Clasp Value: $3,200 Donor: Dale Meyer Designs 34 Premium Silent Auction 105. MEDUSA EARRINGS BY VITTORIA D’ASTE-SURCOUF The Medusa Collection is named after the misunderstood Gorgon from Greek mythology Once a ravishing beauty, Medusa provoked the goddess Athena who, in a jealous rage, turned her into an unfortunate monster Inspired by the ancient Greek deity, these hand-engraved Sterling Silver and 14k yellow Gold earrings are set with London Blue Topaz, aqua Cubic Zirconia and Freshwater Pearls Length: 2 inches For pierced ears (post back) Value: $500 Donor: Vittoria d’Aste-Surcouf 106. ECLIPSE EARRINGS BY JUDITH RIPKA Sterling silver earrings with two prong set faceted canary crystal stones and pave white sapphires Value: $525 Donor: Judith Ripka 107. RUBY AND DIAMOND BRACELET IN 18K YELLOW GOLD This beautiful and unique 18 carat, yellow gold bracelet is encrusted with rubies and diamonds Value: $13,800 Donor: Alba Saba and David Meade 35 Volunteers We would like to acknowledge the efforts of the volunteers that have contributed their time and energy to help make this auction a wonderful success Without all of these volunteers, this event would not be possible Thank you 36 Upcoming Events Opera Ball 2011 F R I D A Y, S E P T E M B E R 9, 2 0 11 5:00 p.m. OPERA BALL COCKTAIL RECEPTION 6:00 p.m. DINNER OPERA BALL PAVILION Adjacent to War Memorial Opera House 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco 8:00 p.m. GIACOMO PUCCINI’S TURANDOT WAR MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE 11:00 p.m. DANCING AND FURTHER CELEBRATION OPERA BALL PAVILION CO-CHAIRMEN ANNE MARIE MASSOCCA AND SUSAN TAMAGNI PLEASE VISIT: WWW.SFOPERA.COM/OPERABALL2011 OR CALL (415) 565-3204 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.