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President Alexander Kugushev and the Board of Directors of


cordially invite you to our

67th Annual Sal Reina Opera Outing
A rustic Italian lunch al fresco, and opera too!
Great opera arias, duets and a few surprises
performed by former Merolini
Soprano Maria Valdes  &  Tenor Chris Bozeka
accompanied by Pianist Kevin Korth

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August 28th
Marin Art and  Garden Center
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA 94957
(Google Map)

Exit US101 at Sir Francis Drake Blvd West and proceed 2.5 miles.
The Marin Art & Garden Center is on the right.




12:00-1:00 ~ Wine Reception with passed hors d’oeuvres
1:00 ~ Guests seated for family-style antipasti platters and salad
~ Brief introductions and remarks ~
1:15 ~ Performance begins. Plated lunch is served.

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The Day's Performers

Play Video about Soprano Maria Valdes

The voice of Soprano Maria Valdes has been described as “resplendent” and “warm” and she was recently described in the New York Times as a “first-rate singing actress.” A graduate of Merola as well as an elect Adler Fellow, she has had a busy career. Featured performances have been with San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Charlottesville Opera, West Edge Opera and many others. She is rapidly gaining attention on both operatic and concert stages.

Play Video about Tenor Chris Bozeka

Tenor Chris Bozeka has been recognized for his “expressively captivating” tone. A Merola graduate, he recently performed at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, covering tenor roles in Eugene Onegin and the new Hamlet. He has performed all around the country with Houston Grand Opera, Opera Las Vegas, Atlanta Opera, Opera Delaware/Baltimore, Sarasota Opera, and several others, as well as winning prestigious opera competitions. His lyric tenor voice has been praised from New York to San Francisco.

Play Video about Pianist Kevin Korth

Pianist Kevin Korth was praised by Gramophone for playing that is “superb” and “full of color and character.” His debut album, Out of the Shadows, is a recording of American art song with soprano Lisa Delan and cellist Matt Haimovitz. Known as an interpreter of contemporary work, the album features premieres by Jack Perla, Gordon Getty, and David Garner. He has collaborated with many legendary artists such as Frederica von Stade, Isa- bel Leonard, Jake Heggie, Suzanne Mentzer—to name only a few). Recent projects include an album of Robinson Jeffers settings by composer Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli with mezzo-soprano Buffy Baggot, and an album of songs by composer David Conte.

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RSVP by August 19th
$97 per person

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