Thanks to everyone who supported
LA BELLA NOTTE 2018
Great city. Great opera.
LBN 2018 photos by Peyton Hoge
Mayor Megan Barry, Honorary Chair
Robb McCluskey and Janet Weaver, Chairs
Hilton Nashville Downtown
January 20, 2018
Nashville Opera Guild’s annual sparkling gala celebration, La Bella Notte, benefits Nashville Opera education programs and features a gourmet meal, specially selected wines, a silent auction, an exclusive live auction, and arias by our own Mary Ragland Emerging Artists.
"Nashville is an arts city. We are a city that, at its core, values the creative process and the artists who call this place home. In the last five years we’ve gone beyond our reputation as the home of country music to become increasingly known as a broader cultural hub and a place for cultural innovation...
Support for organizations like Nashville Opera is critical to maintaining our place as a cultural hub for Tennessee and the country. That’s why this year I am pleased to be the honorary chair of La Bella Notte, a gala to support all of the wonderful educational work of Nashville Opera throughout Middle Tennessee..."
Click here to read Mayor Barry's full address and learn more about LBN 2018!
Past Chairs of La Bella Notte
Helen Brown and Janet Weaver, Chairs
Judith Bracken, Nan Parrish, and Patsy Wiegel, Chairs
Gary Morris, Celebrity Guest Star
Kathleen Evers, Chair
Claire Panagopoulos, Co-Chair
Ann Marie and Martin McNamara, Honorary Chairs
Morel Enoch Harvey, Ph.D. & Howard Harvey
Dr. William O. Whetsell, Jr., Honorary Chair
Eric Close, Celebrity Chair
Dancey Trabue Sanders
Barbara Bovender, Honorary Chair
Anita Greenwood Cash
Carol Powell Horrar, Co-Chair
Elizabeth Downing Papel, Honorary Chair
Louise Kitchens and Carla Nelson
Judy Liff Barker, Honorary Chair
Laura Bearden and Laura Niewold
Crystal Gayle, Honorary Chair
Helen Brown, Ph.D.
Brenda Lee, Honorary Chair
Kim Looney and Leslie Douglas-Churchwell, M.D.
Carla Nelson and Randy Farmer
Nancy Coleman, Ruth Roberts Cowan, and Debbie Sanders
2005 & 2004
Ann Calhoun, Ph.D., and Boyd Bogle
Tish and Dianne and Jim Neal
Nan and Neil Parrish
Ann Marie McNamara and Anne Whetsell
Joan Davis and Dottie Threadgill
June Bogle and Grace Ann House
Carla Nelson and Kim Harvey Looney
Julie Pursell and Joanne Walker
Melinda Yearwood-Graham and Joanne Horkins
Caroline Grafton-Grattan and Shelley Page