Vancouver Opera's Signature Fundraising Gala

Vancouver Opera's signature fundraising gala

31 MARCH 2017


Thank you to everyone who attended BMO Overture: All That Glitters and made it such an overwhelming success. This stunning evening of fashion, glamour, opera would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and donors, who are all listed below. 


BMO Overture 2017 was Headlined by a fashion show with internationally acclaimed Canadian designer Sid Neigum, presenting his Fall 2017 Collection and newly-designed costumes for the Vancouver Opera production of The Marriage of Figaro. 

And Featured members of the Vancouver Opera orchestra, original compositions by acclaimed producer Phil Western inspired by the Marriage of Figaro, lighting and sets by Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Craig Trudeau, and creative direction by thomas anselmi.  


Guests Enjoyed a gourmet meal prepared by the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver's award-winning culinary team, and bid on amazing offerings in a live auction.



The big-ticket live auction items included international getaways to Paris for Fashion Week, Bayreuth for Wagner's Ring, the Swiss Alps for The Verbier Festival, and more. Give generously as your patronage helps support Vancouver opera Festival.


Raffle Item: Longines Dolcevita Timepiece

This luxuriant timepiece will make a seamless transition from a day at the office to a night on the town seem effortless. Nestled in 18-karat pink gold and sapphire crystal, this piece is encrusted with 46 heirloom Wesselton VV diamonds. An L176 Quartz crystal timepiece guarantees accuracy year after year. This piece’s versatility and subtle elegance will ensure its role as a staple of your wardrobe for years to come. 

Vancouver Opera is grateful to Global Watch Company (GWC) for generously donating  this piece.

Value: $5,500


The inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival is a celebration of the vocal and theatrical arts. Running from 28 April to May 13, At its core is three new opera productions: a seldom performed masterpiece, a beloved classic, and a contemporary tour de force. As well a choral extravaganza, a cutting edge commissioned video art installation, performances by international stars, and much more. 



Acknowledgements & Thanks


Limelight Sponsors


Corporate Tables


Concert Properties
Korn Ferry

Transcontinental Investment Corporation
Vancouver Opera Guild


Individual Tables


Julia Kim
Roberta Beiser & Bill Levine
Jessica Macintosh
John Montalbano

Michael & Inna O’Brian
Pascal & Isabelle Spothelfer
Mary Jordan & Susan Van der Flier


Auction & Event Donors


Air Canada
AMA Waterways
Bill Reid Gallery
Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP
Calowa Investments, LLC
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Haida Heritage Centre
Harbour Jewellers & Designers
Highwater House
La Colline

Minuteman Press
Mission Hill Family Estate
Nicola Wealth
Leah & John O’Neill
Paul Balfour
Personal Travel Management
Sager Charters
The Room
The Verbier Festival
Versace Home


A special thanks to Vancouver Opera artists, Vancouver Opera music staff, and Vancouver Opera Orchestra and the many volunteers that have made this evening possible.