• Mr. Joe Panetta, President & CEO, Biocom California - the largest regional life science association in the world
  • Sara Zaknoen, MD, President, Zed Strategic Consulting
Honorary Committee Members
  • Hui Cai, PhD, M.B.A., Vice President and Head of Content WuXi AppTec
  • Jennifer Giottonini Cayer, Board Chair, UCSD Cancer Center
  • Joann Clark, CEO Valhalla Scientific
  • Edward A. Dennis, Ph.D., Chancellor Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacology
  • Martha G. Dennis, Ph.D., Principal at Gordian Knot
  • Leo Divinsky, Managing Director, Stockdale Capital Partners LLC
  • Marilyn Ferrari,President at Cesira-health/innovation consulting
  • Stephen Ferruolo, J.D., Ph.D., Partner, Perkin Coie LLP
  • Karl and Greet Hostetler, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, UCSD School of Medicine
  • Sabrina Johnson, President & CEO, Dare’ Biosciences
  • Robert H. Kaplan Ph.D., Associate Program Director, Leadership of Healthcare Organizations, School of Medicine, UCSD
  • Paul Laikind,Former President & CEO of ViaCyte (retired Sep 2020), Emeritus Board Member, Biocom California
  • Ellen Lubman, M.B.A.,Chief Business Officer at Werewolf Therapeutics-cancer therapy, Board Member at Field Trip Health
  • Jeanne M. Novak, Ph. D., CEO and Principal Consultant, CBR International Corp.
  • James Mackay, Ph.D., CEO Aristea Therapeutics
  • Magda Marquet, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Co-CEO, ALMA Life Sciences LLC
  • James A. Merritt M.D., Chief Medical Officer, CBR International Corp.
  • Prof. Roger Mills, Former VP at ACADIA, Former VP, Development for Pfizer
  • Bernard Parker, Managing Partner, Caligen Bio
  • Timothy Scott,CEO, TEGA Therapeutics
  • Holly Smithson,CEO of Athena-women's leadership advocacy is STEM
  • Richard Ulevitch, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Scripps Research
  • Mary L. Walshok, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor, Public Programs, UC San Diego
  • Janet White, M.A., M.B.A. , Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pfizer formerly

EVENT IS SOLD-OUT. Please call 619-533-7000 for more information

Life Sciences Night @ the Opera
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The 2022 Life Sciences Night @ the Opera is an elegant event that brings together the leaders of San Diego’s Life Sciences industry to enjoy world-class opera and high-level networking. Notable guests, representing San Diego’s many biotech companies will gather for an exclusive Pre-Opera Reception, followed by San Diego Opera’s production of Gounod’s operatic masterpiece, Roméo et Juliette, with VIP Hospitality during intermission.

Your Life Sciences Night @ The Opera package includes:

  • The Networking Pre-reception begins at 5:30 at the Westin Gaslamp with heavy hors d’oeuvres and fine wines. The Westin Gaslamp is 3 blocks from the Civic Theatre. Guests will not need to move their cars between the reception and the performance. To purchase the networking event only ($150), please call our Patron Services Department at (619) 533-7000.
  • A ticket to the Tuesday, March 29 performance of Roméo et Juliette. The performance begins at 7:30pm. Guests may select the seat and pricing level they prefer for the performance.
  • The Dessert Lounge at intermission
  • Featuring Guest Speaker Erica Ollmann Saphire Ph.D., President and CEO La Jolla Institute for Immunology.

Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod
Tuesday, March 29, 7:30pm
San Diego Civic Theatre

Ticket prices vary by section

Roméo et Juliette, the operatic adaptation of Shakespeare’s beloved play, is brought to life by cast of young stars including tenor Pene Pati as Romeo and soprano Nicole Cabell as Juliet, both in exciting Company debuts. Joining them is baritone Yunpeng Wang as Mercutio and mezzo soprano Sarah Coit as Stephano, also in house debuts. San Diego Opera principal guest conductor Yves Abel brings his mastery of the French repertoire to lead the musicians for these performances and stage director Matthew Ozawa brings his unique visionary style to the stage.

Sung in French with English translations above the stage

Pre-Opera Reception: 5:30pm
The Westin Gaslamp

Advance Reservations Are Required

For more information or to purchase a package or reception-only tickets, please contact Erin Oleno at (619) 533-7020 or Erin.Oleno@sdopera.org, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm.

If you are a San Diego Opera subscriber or already have tickets to another date of Roméo et Juliette, please contact Erin for exchanges and ticket assistance.

Parking near the Civic Theatre is recommended. The Westin Gaslamp is about a 10-minute walk away from the theatre. There are options near the Westin as well.
(Near the Westin Hotel) 225 Broadway Garage
(Near the Civic Theatre) ACE Parking Garage

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