Stacy Kellner Rosenberg grew up in Brooklyn, NY. Her father was a pianist and filled the house with classical music, inspiring her lifelong love of opera. Stacy holds an MBA with distinction from SUNY Binghamton and is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School. Stacy’s legal career began as a clerk to the Honorable Gerard L. Goettel, US District Judge for the Southern District of New York. As a practicing attorney she focused on complex civil litigation, serving as a member of the legal team that represented the Estate of Lea Bondi in States v. Portrait of Wally the first Holocaust art restitution case to be litigated in US courts.
Stacy shifted her career from the courtroom to the not-for-profit arena when she assumed the position of Executive Director of Friends of Karen, a New York based not-for-profit dedicated to providing financial, emotional, and advocacy support to families with critically ill children.
In 2008, Stacy moved to San Diego and joined the Board of Directors of San Diego Opera, the first not-for-profit she aligned with as she made a new home in her new city. Stacy currently serves as Vice President of Finance for the Opera and Secretary for inewsource, an agency that provides investigative news reporting to the San Diego region. She is a member of the San Diego regional American Israel Public Affairs Committee and a member of the Finance Committee for Congregation Beth El in La Jolla. Stacy has helped shape the future of San Diego Opera and Congregation Beth El with her roles in strategic planning, governance and finance. Recently, Stacy joined the Scripps Research Institute’s Board of Overseers, where she had previously served as Special Assistant to the President, focusing on strategic planning.
In a varied and distinguished career, Stacy has made her presence known by spurring colleagues to constructive and deliberate action with her vision, wisdom and energy.
When Stacy isn’t busy drafting charters and governance documents for not-for-profits, she can be found at home in La Jolla with Don, her husband of 48 years. Fellow attorneys, Stacy and Don met in an anthropology class. These days, they enjoy spending time with their three grandchildren and taking them to the opera, carrying Stacy’s love of the art form to yet another generation.
Virtual Party Option
Enjoy live entertainment from the comfort of your home.
All Virtual Program purchases include a Party Pack for two guests and include specialty chocolates and a split of champagne delivered to your door.
Virtual Program access: $60 (including the Party Pack for two)
Additional party packs for two available at $30 each.
Fair Market Value = $30.00 per household.
Courtyard Lawn Seating
Individual tickets are $1,000 and $500 each with $10,000 and $5,000 tables available for purchase. Tables will seat up to 10 guests each. And you may choose to allow San Diego Opera to select a table for you to join.
Per person ticket prices:
$1,000.00 preferred seating options
$500.00 perimeter seating options
All In-Person Gala tickets include a four-course dinner, champagne upon arrival, wine service with dinner, and complimentary valet service.
Hotel Estate Room options also available.
Fair Market Value = $250.00 per ticket.
Your night will include a four-course dinner, champagne upon arrival, and wine service. For your main course choose between Roasted Chilean Sea Bass, Peppercorn Crusted Bavette Steak, or Roasted Vegetable Ravioli.
Soprano Michelle Bradley made her San Diego Opera debut in the fall of 2019 in the title role of Verdi’s Aida. Miss Bradley made recent notable debuts in Frankfurt as Leonora in La Forza del Destino, in Nancy, France and Erfurt, Germany as the title role in Aida, at the Deutsche Opera Berlin in staged performances of Verdi’s Requiem, and returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Clotilde in Norma.
Of Miss Bradley in the role of Aida, David Bennett, General Director of San Diego Opera said, “This is the role that will make her career, I’m sure, her voice is in the lineage of Leontyne Price, with a bright, gleaming top and rich and full in the middle.”
Words like that are music to Bradley’s ears, since Price was the singer who inspired her to dream beyond her planned goal of becoming a grade-school music teacher.
An Evening of Surprises!
SDO artists will bring Romeo and Juliet arias to the evening’s repertoire.
Black Tie in the Garden
Black tie optional with a creative flair. Sophisticated, chic and ready to make an entrance. A majority of seating will be on the lawn.
The gardens of the Estancia Hotel, La Jolla
Enjoy dinner and exciting performances in the Estancia La Jolla Hotel’s garden.For more information about this beautiful hotel, visit the website by clicking