“Boulangerie” A Stunning 12×18 Photo, framed to 22×28
Inspired by Edward Hopper’s iconic painting “Nighthawks,” this framed photograph depicts Parisians shopping for bread and pastries in the pre-dawn hours at their corner bakery. While the painting and the photograph share similarities in structure and light, they are contrasted by their respective themes, Loneliness vs. Hopefulness. The photograph was taken in the 4th arrondissement of Paris in 2013 with an Olympus E-M5 and Olympus 17mm f1.8 lens @1/60 sec. The photographer is Jim Wickless, a Friends of Opera board member.
Fantastic Performances and Dinner for Four at Momo’s
Two memorable evenings featuring the final 2 concerts of the Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music season: the Attacca Quartet, and the Lysander Piano Trio with clarinetist Charles Neidich. AND, preceding the performance of your choice, you can enjoy dinner for 4 at Momo’s. Both nights, you’ll have the opportunity to hear some of the world’s finest musicians brought to Lincoln to thrill you.
Stained Glass Art Piece
A beautiful piece of art created by Harry Tompkin, local stained glass artist and owner of Palace Glass. The stained glass window is made entirely of antique glass and comes from Germany, Poland and The United States. It is made in the copper foil technique and has been vitreous painted to add elements that make the musical notes. The oval measures 24-3/4 x 15-1/4 and should be hung from the two chains included. Perfect for any opera lover, this beautiful piece will grace your home with the familiar opening notes of Bizet’s Carmen. -Harry Tompkin
Three Baritones On Demand
You love the Three Tenors and the Texas Tenors…well, get ready for the Three Baritones. Enjoy an evening of fun and music with 3 gorgeous voices. You provide the venue and they’ll provide the songs – your choice from a wide range of serious to light-hearted favorites. -Virginia Parker
Bring out your inner Queen of the Night or King of Egypt!
A Diva’s Dream Come True. Three voice lessons with Distinguished Professor of Music and Director of the UNL Opera program, Bill Shomos. This includes 2 tickets to each of this season’s operas.
Step out in style with this brand new, luxury-defining brand. You’ll see that the quality of this new Coach bag will be with you for years, reminding you of this lovely evening! Donated by Ann Rawley
A Concert Just for You
Private Piano Performance by UNL faculty member Paul Barnes (at President Ronnie Green’s home). Invite your closest friends to what promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a private, personalized performance by a world-class pianist. Sponsored by Pinnacle Bank
Golf Surrounded by the Gorgeous Niobrara State Park
A fabulous golf outing at the renowned Tatanka Golf Club at Feather Hill. Two days and one overnight at the well-appointed hotel onsite for four people. Tatanka is a Dakota word that translates to buffalo, and the great buffalo will forever remain a part of the history of this beautiful resort. -Doug Ganz
An evening of wine & song
Friends of Opera Scholarship Winners in concert. Don and Marsha Dunn are opening their lovely home to you, with wine and hors d’oeuvres graciously provided by FOO! Invite 20 friends to enjoy an evening with tomorrow’s stars from the UNL Opera program, and the Friends of Opera, in a beautiful setting where you’ll be able to be a guest at your own party.
Enjoy 4 glorious days and 3 nights during 2018 in Don and Marsha Dunn’s vacation home in Frisco, Colorado. You can choose to enjoy the crisp, mountain air of Spring, Summer or Fall, or the cozy joy of Colorado blanketed in snow during the Winter months. -Don and Marsha Dunn