The Harvard Club of Miami
 is pleased to share the following invitation from the


Behind the Scenes: Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot at Palm Beach Opera

Monday, January 20, 2020

5:30pm - 9:30pm

Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401


**Limited capacity event - 50 individuals only.  First-come, first-serve**

Please join Harvard colleagues and guests on Monday, January 20, 2020 for our second annual Palm Beach Opera event
at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.  
We will experience Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, a sweeping story of passion, perseverance, and peril.

David Walker, Director of the Palm Beach Opera, will greet us and we will be escorted on a backstage tour.
After the tour we will attend a dress rehearsal of the first act, with option to stay and enjoy the full rehearsal.

Please purchase your tickets early. This event was a sellout in 2019. This event is limited to 50 participants.

Profits from this event will be donated to the Palm Beach Opera. Plenty of free parking is available at the Kravis Center garage.


5:30-6:30 Reception with light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, catering by The Breakers.
6:30-6:50 Backstage tour
6:50-7:20 Networking
7:30-8:15 First Act Rehearsal
Following the first act, you are welcome to stay and enjoy the full rehearsal.



HBS Club of South Florida Members: $50 
Guest of HBS Club Member and Non-Members: $65

* Please note that sales are final.  No refunds.

Organizer: Andy Kaplan, MBA'78 


Questions: Please contact the HBS club admin at for assistance.



David Walker
David Walker joined Palm Beach Opera in 2015 as director of institutional advancement, a position which was created for him to oversee all areas of revenue generations based on his success managing fundraising and marketing campaigns at other arts organizations around the country, including the Glimmerglass Festival, Sarasota Opera, North Carolina Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2016, he was promoted to managing director, and became executive in charge when the company’s general director was away from the office.

Walker is regularly a guest lecturer on the business of opera, and often serves on vocal competition adjudicating panels, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions – a competition he himself won in 1998. Prior to his arts administration career, Walker had an 18-year international singing career, performing throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Russia, with some of the most prestigious opera houses and orchestras, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Opéra national du Rhin (France), Adelaide International Festival (Australia), Handel and Haydn Society (Boston), and the National Symphony (DC). He appears on both studio and live audio and video recordings.

Walker is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE), and holds a Bachelor of Arts in industrial engineering, a Master of Music in vocal performance, a Master of Arts in arts administration, and a Master of Business Administration, both with an arts administration focus.


5:30PM - 9:00PM Mon 20 Jan 2020, Eastern timezone


Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 USA

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