S.F. Opera Celebrates the Ring Cycle: On June 20, George and Charlotte Shultz hosted a party celebrating San Francisco Opera’s three complete cycles of Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring Des Nibelungen” (The Ring of the Nibelung), the composer’s epic four-opera cycle widely considered one of the greatest works ever conceived for the operatic stage. Guests included S.F. Opera officials, sponsors and cast members, including baritones Mark Delavan and Gordon Hawkins.
Feast helps Sequoia programs
A Sunset Safari: On June 24, the Sequoia Hospital Foundation held its 13th annual food and wine event benefitting hospital programs. The evening, which featured a live auction and was catered by about 40 restaurants and wineries, was hosted by the Burns and Dean families at their Atherton estate. Attendees included event co-chairs Lisa Boohar and Denise Brown, hospital President and CEO Glenna Vaskelis, hospital Foundation President JoAnn Kemist and Foundation Chair Steve San Filippo.
Celebrities shine on at Pride event
S.F. Pride Media Party: The Clift San Francisco hotel hosted a celebrity panel June 23 in its Velvet Room as part of San Francisco Pride. Guests included actress Olympia Dukakis, comedian Sandra Bernhard and S.F. Pride Interim Executive Director Brendan Behan.