Opera Naples Raises Substantial Funds from Mardi Gras Masque

By David Salazar

Opera Naples has announced that its Mardi Gras Masque was a major success.

Per a press release, the company raked in $335,000 from the gala fundraiser to support the company’s endowment.

“There are so many to thank for this success,” noted Wendy Needham, Opera Naples Board Chair in the press release. “Our gala committee worked tirelessly, and our donors and friends certainly came through. We’re grateful to all of them.”

The event took place on Feb. 25, 2020 at the LaPlaya Beach and Gold Resort in Naples. The funds received are intended to support the company’s mainstage performances at the Wang Opera Center and Artis-Naples Hayes Hall, as well as several community outreach and educational programs throughout the area.

This news comes on the heels of Opera Naples announcing that Sondra Quinn will be the company’s next Executive Director.