The big-ticket live auction items included international getaways to Paris for Fashion Week, Bayreuth for Wagner's Ring, the Swiss Alps for The Verbier Festival, and more. Give generously as your patronage helps support Vancouver opera Festival.
Few works from the repertoire are as evocative or compelling as Wagner’s Ring Cycle. This monumental musical epic unifies grand drama, powerful storytelling, and unforgettable moments of pathos and poignancy in a way that sets Wagner apart from so many classical music greats.
This package is made possible by Vancouver Opera.
Few European music festivals enjoy more acclaim than The Verbier Festival in Switzerland. This three-week chamber music, opera, and orchestral festival brings together emerging musicians and established classical music stars. Two guests will enjoy the Festival’s opening weekend, hosted by VO General Director Kim Gaynor. You will enjoy a concert presentation of the intense and passionate Salomé by Richard Strauss under the baton of Maestro Charles Dutoit, along with several other musical performances.
Concert tickets donated by The Verbier Festival. Accommodation at Verbier’s Hotel d’Adrien provided by Vancouver Opera.
Haida Gwaii is a rich blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. This package includes a five-day stay for two at Highwater House, a picturesque, private beachside residence located in Naikoon Park. Included is an intimate introduction to Haida art and culture, with visits to artist studios and a private tour through the Haida Gwaii Museum and Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay.
This package made possible with a donation by Highwater House, the Haida Gwaii Museum and the Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay. Return airfare for two provided by Air Canada.
Your inner fashionista will revel in this opportunity to experience unparalleled glamour and elegance in the world’s leading destination for fashion. Hosted by The Room at Hudson’s Bay, two of you will attend several runway shows during Fashion Week in Paris.
Fashion Show tickets provided by The Room. Business Class airfare provided by Air Canada. Hotel accommodations donated by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.
Beachfront luxury is the order of the day with this fabulous package. The lucky winner of this lot will enjoy a two-week sun and sand-soaked sojourn with three guests this fall in an opulent three-bedroom beachfront penthouse.
Accommodation provided by Calowa Investments LLC. Return transportation for four provided by Air Canada. Premium skincare products provided by La Colline.
A six-place setting from one of the finest contemporary Italian design houses. Each piece has been crafted with Versace’s exclusive Arabesque Gold motif, classic that will dress your home with glamour and opulence.
This package donated by Versace Home.
Six guests will dine in unparalleled style aboard the famous yacht Oriana. This beautiful 96 foot super yacht once owned by the late John Calley (one of Hollywood’s most respected producers) has been lovingly maintained and is considered one of the finest yachts in its class ever produced. You and your guests will enjoy the services of the Kyle Gerrard, the yacht’s private chef. He will prepare a meal to you specifications with wine pairings included.
This is an experience of a lifetime and has been generously donated by Sager Charters.
Few European locales are more picturesque or historic than the River Seine. This French destination is replete with beautiful vistas and moments of respite and is a tourism destination for many. Enjoy a first-class, seven-night river cruise with ample opportunity for dining, shopping and leisurely exploration. Highlights will include excursions to the Cathedral of Rouen and the Beaches of Normandy.
This package provided by Ama Waterways.
Raffle Item: Longines Dolcevita Timepiece
This luxuriant timepiece will make a seamless transition from a day at the office to a night on the town seem effortless. Nestled in 18-karat pink gold and sapphire crystal, this piece is encrusted with 46 heirloom Wesselton VV diamonds. An L176 Quartz crystal timepiece guarantees accuracy year after year. This piece’s versatility and subtle elegance will ensure its role as a staple of your wardrobe for years to come.
Vancouver Opera is grateful to Global Watch Company (GWC) for generously donating this piece.