The Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches
In conjunction with
HBS Club of South Florida

cordially invites you to

Behind the scenes Giacomo Puccini's Turandot at the Palm Beach Opera


Monday, January 20, 2020




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.

5:30 - 6:30 PM  |   Reception with light hors-d'oeuvres and a cash bar with catering by The Breakers

6:30 - 6:50 PM  |  Backstage Tour

6:50 - 7:20 PM  |  Networking

7:30 - 8:15 PM  |  First Act Rehearsal
Following the first act, you are welcome to stay and enjoy the full rehearsal. 


Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches Members: $50.00 per person

Guest & Non-Members: $65.00 per person

Please note that sales are final. No refunds.

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


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.


Date: Monday, January 20, 2020

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Location: Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Address: 1800 S. Australian Ave #301, West Palm Beach, FL 33409