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Metropolitan Opera Guild Luncheon 2016

Photographs by Dario Acosta.

ON DECEMBER 8, the Metropolitan Opera Guild held its eighty-second annual membership luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Met debuts of Susan Graham, Ben Heppner and Deborah Voigt. Stephanie Blythe offered a spoken tribute, and Susanna Phillips saluted the honorees in song. The Lloyd E. Rigler-Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation was the luncheon’s President’s Circle Sponsor; BNY Mellon provided corporate sponsorship.
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Deborah Voigt, Richard J. Miller, Jr., Winthrop Rutherfurd, Jr.
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Susan Graham, James Rigler
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Richard J. Miller, Jr., Soloman Howard, Winthrop Rutherfurd, Jr.
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The Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom
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Mark D. Osgood, President, New York/Tristate BNY Wealth Management; Eric Owens
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Susanna Phillips
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Deborah Voigt, F. Paul Driscoll
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Susanna Mälkki
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The two heldentenors: Jay Hunter Morris, Ben Heppner
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Stephanie Blythe salutes the honorees
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Anna Christy, Latonia Moore
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Teresa Stratas, Stephanie Blythe
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