First Sight and First Night

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who helped make FIRST SIGHT and FIRST NIGHT a success!

Presenting Sponsors

FIRST NIGHT Presenting Sponsor
FIRST SIGHT Presenting Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor

Red Carpet Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP
Mary Kay – FIRST SIGHT Gift Sponsor
Thompson and Knight – Patron Party Sponsor
Modern Luxury -- Media Partner
Heritage Auctions -- Designer Dress Online Auction Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Weaver -- FIRST NIGHT Valet Sponsor
PT Petroleum, LLC



Alice and David Court
Mary and Dick Covington
Cindy and Charlie Feld
Mary Beth and Jay Marshall
Lynn and Presley Mock
Elizabeth and Richard Naftalis
Robert J. Vladem


Hilary L. Roberts and J.B. Brinkmann in honor of The Dallas Opera Chorus Master, Alexander Rom
Patti and John Cody
Patsy Donosky
Susan and Mark Geyer
Bobbi and Richard Massman
Tincy Miller
Tanya Roberts
Enika and Richard H. Schulze
Anne and Steven Stodghill
Betty and Steve Suellentrop
Joanna and T. Peter Townsend
Patty and Marty Weiland
Ellen and Don Winspear


Alice and Richard Bass
Diane and Hal Brierley
L.L. and Ka Cotter
Jacqueline and Jim Deeken
Bobbi and Leo Fields
Lisa and David Genecov
Carol and Don Glendenning
Jack Harrod
Kaki and Shelton G. Hopkins
Myra and Robert L. Hull
Elizabeth and Scott Kimple
Sudha Kumar
Mike and Barbara Lynn Philanthropic Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Rhonda and Fraser Marcus
Holly and Tom Mayer
Joyce and Harvey Mitchell
Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger
The Northern Trust Company
Mildred M. Oppenheimer
Katherine and Michael Phillips
The Rosewood Corporation
Gloria and Juan Ernesto Snead
Sandy Tucker
Stacie and Mark Whitley
Marnie and Kern Wildenthal


Catherine Ann Carr
Linda Claycomb
Nick Even
Faye Gould
Jolie D. Humphrey
Don J. McDermett and Garry Cox
Danna Orr
Betty Secker
Mary Ann Cree
Harriett Gibbs

Chair Lynn Mock
Event Architect Jeffrey Horn FPLtd
Event Designer Larry Leathers
Event Design Chairs Larry Leathers/Jeffrey Horn
Fashion Show Producer and Chair Rhonda Sargent Chambers
Dinner Chairs Mary Beth and Jay Marshall
After Party Chairs Rhonda and Fraser Marcus
FIRST NIGHT Table Sales Chairs Don McDermett and Garry Cox
FIRST SIGHT Table Sales Chairs Patty and Marty Weiland
FIRST SIGHT Luncheon Chair Elizabeth Z. Naftalis
Underwriting Chair Presley Mock
Underwriting Vice Chairs Dawna Richter, Cindy Feld, Mary and Dick Covington, Keith Laycock, Debbie and David Burch
Pre-Events Chair Stacie Whitley
Arrangements Chair John Gage
Vice Chairs Scott Chase and Greg McConeghy
Advisory Committee Chair Kaki Hopkins
Advisory Committee Diane Brierley, Patti Cody, Patsy Donosky, Carol Glendenning, Lynn McBee, Joyce Mitchell, Shannon Skokos, Anne Stodghill, Betty Suellentrop, Ellen Winspear

FIRST SIGHT Fashion Show and Luncheon October 24, 2013

The Shannon and Ted Skokos Stage becomes a fashion runway as designers debut their stunning interpretations of the 2013–2014 Dallas Opera Season followed by an elegant luncheon in the lobby of the Winspear Opera House.

  • 10:00am Reception
  • 11:00am Fashion Show
  • 11:40am Luncheon

FIRST NIGHT Pre-Performance Dinner and After Party October 25, 2013

Sammons Park, leading into the Winspear Opera House, will be transformed into a glamorous setting for celebrating the Linda and Mitch Hart Season Opening Night Performance of Carmen. Dine and toast the season and meet the cast after the performance!

  • 5:30pm Guest Arrivals
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 8:00pm The Linda and Mitch Hart Season Opening Night Performance of Carmen
  • 10:45pm After Party with the Carmen cast