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

2017
Helen Brown and Janet Weaver, Chairs

2016
Judith Bracken, Nan Parrish, and Patsy Wiegel, Chairs
Gary Morris, Celebrity Guest Star

2015
Kathleen Evers, Chair
Claire Panagopoulos, Co-Chair
Ann Marie and Martin McNamara, Honorary Chairs

2014
Morel Enoch Harvey, Ph.D. & Howard Harvey
Dr. William O. Whetsell, Jr., Honorary Chair
Eric Close, Celebrity Chair

2013
Dancey Trabue Sanders
Barbara Bovender, Honorary Chair

2012
Anita Greenwood Cash
Carol Powell Horrar, Co-Chair
Elizabeth Downing Papel, Honorary Chair

2011
Louise Kitchens and Carla Nelson
Judy Liff Barker, Honorary Chair

2010
Laura Bearden and Laura Niewold
Crystal Gayle, Honorary Chair

2009
Helen Brown, Ph.D.
Brenda Lee, Honorary Chair

2008
Kim Looney and Leslie Douglas-Churchwell, M.D.

2007
Carla Nelson and Randy Farmer

2006
Nancy Coleman, Ruth Roberts Cowan, and Debbie Sanders

2005 & 2004
Ann Calhoun, Ph.D., and Boyd Bogle

2003
Tish and Dianne and Jim Neal

2002
Nan and Neil Parrish

2001
Ann Marie McNamara and Anne Whetsell

2000
Joan Davis and Dottie Threadgill

1999
June Bogle and Grace Ann House

1998
Carla Nelson and Kim Harvey Looney

1997
Julie Pursell and Joanne Walker

1996
Melinda Yearwood-Graham and Joanne Horkins

1995
Caroline Grafton-Grattan and Shelley Page

 Mayor Megan Barry, Honorary Chair of La Bella Notte 2018

Mayor Megan Barry, Honorary Chair of La Bella Notte 2018

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