“Partygoers were treated to cabaret-style performances from opera stars including David Cangelosi, Joyce DiDonato, and Nathan Gunn.”

Susanna Homan, Chicago Sun-Times
Gala review: Fantasy of the Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago
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“Longtime board members Donna Bennett and Jim Blake got in a heated bidding war for tenor David Cangelosi’s doodle of the lead characters in Turandot, the production he just starred in at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Bennett won (with a final bid of) ($4,500) The event took in nearly $40,000.”

Lisa Skolnik, reporting
Celebrity auction: Chicago Tribune Magazine
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