Signature Events

Insight into If I Were You - Dinner with Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer
Opening Bid:
Value: Priceless
Donors: Jake Heggie, Gene Scheer, Beatrice & Paul Gomory

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A close-up and personal encounter with Brittomara and Fabian and an intimate gathering with their contemporary creators. Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer are one of the most acclaimed opera composer and librettist teams working today. Their works together include Moby-Dick, It’s a Wonderful Life—and If I Were You, commissioned by Merola, which will have its world premiere in August 2019. Talk with these brilliant artists over hors d’oeuvres and a sumptuous buffet dinner in the beautiful San Francisco home of Beatrice and Paul Gomory. This very special evening will take place following Day at Merola activities.
William Burden & Matthew Piatt in recital at the home of Ann & Gordon Getty
Opening Bid:
Value: Priceless
Donors: Ann and Gordon Getty, Matthew Piatt, William Burden

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Bill Burden (Merola '91) dazzled Merola audiences with his golden voice and compelling stage presence. In the years since he has gone on to acclaimed international career. Last season he left an indelible mark at San Francisco Opera as George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life. This fall, he returns to SFO as Captain Vere in Billy Budd. Witness this brilliant tenor in recital with Matthew Piatt (Merola '05) in the exquisite music room of Ann and Gordon Getty. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before the recital and then chat with the artists over dessert following the performance.