Young Patronesses of the Opera’s Benefactor Party


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Trish and Dan Bell, Barbara Reese Trish and Dan Bell, Barbara Reese

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Benefactors of the Young Patronesses of the Opera’s upcoming Wonderland Ball enjoyed a fantastical evening of wonder 56 floors above Miami's majestic downtown in the Carlos Ott Penthouse of Echo Brickell. Private guests of the benefactor party, were wowed by the beautiful Miami skyline as they nibbled on delectable bites and sipped on Figenza Vodka cocktails. Guests were then surprised with a special Master wine class with award-winning wines from Gerard Bertrand. One of America’s premiere sommeliers, Rick Garced, flew in from New York just for the event to lead the tasting! The benefactor party was co-chaired by Marianne Kircher and Victoria Shorten Randolph. Young Patronesses of the Opera President Lise-Marie Wertanzl toasted the Queen of Hearts sponsors, Trish and Dan Bell, Swanee and Paul DiMare, the Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation, and the Wilder Foundation. As guests departed, benefactor party sponsor, The Agatston Center for Private Medicine, provided each guest with a bottle of the iconic rose, Diving Into Hampton Water from Gerard Bertrand and Jon and Jesse Bon Jovi. The Wonderland Ball will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Brickell on November 3, 2018. The event is co-chaired by Violeta Cepeda, Michele Reese, Patty Scerpella, Barbara Waters, and Nicole Unternaehrer. Proceeds from the ball help YPO raise money for opera education programs that reach over 20,000 students in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties each year.

Young Patronesses of the Opera would also like to thank the following sponsors, Bunny Bastian, ExcelAg Corp USA, Sterling Journeys, Jennie Lou and Benjamine Reid, Celebrity Cruises, Bacardi USA, Dr. Brandt Skincare, Victory Cruise Lines, Aqua Expeditions, SeaDream Yacht Club, Peru Empire, Property Markets Group, ExcelAg, Corp. USA, Selecta Magazine, Abercrombie & Kent Europe, Royal Caribbean International, Belmond Hotels, Burberry, Hilton, MSC Cruises, Polestar Labs, South Luxury Guide, Atemporal, Inkaterra Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Titilaka, Maurice’s Jewelers, Holland America Line, La Mas Candille, and Press Concepts.




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