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City Opera



Celebrating Women's Contributions to the Arts
April 21, 2009



New York City Opera's Spring Luncheon celebrates women's support of and contributions to the arts. A group of outstanding women will be honored at this new annual event for their leadership in this field and their exceptional support of City Opera. The lunch will include intimate performances from top City Opera artists.


One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Spring Luncheon will support New York City Opera's award-winning Education Programs. These programs, which reach over 5,000 students each year, take artists into classrooms, bring young people to performances and provide exciting behind-the-scenes glimpses of City Opera at work.


 Event: New York City Opera's Spring Luncheon


Performance: Performances from City Opera Artists


Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel


Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm


Beneficiary: New York City Opera Education Programs


Tables of Ten: $10,000, $5,000, $3,000


Benefit Tickets: $1,000, $500, $300


Confirmed Honorees: Anita Contini and Mimi Levitt


Anita Contini is Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate and Public Affairs for CIT, a longtime corporate supporter of City Opera and the leadership supporter of its popular Opera-For-All program, offering $25 tickets at all performances.  Prior to joining CIT, Contini served as Vice President and Director of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and as Vice Chair of the Board of the Alliance for the Arts.  She is an active member of the Financial Women's Association, Art Table, American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter, and the LMDC's Cultural and Community Enhancements Fund grant program.  She was also the founder and President of the not-for-profit and award-winning arts organization, Creative Time. 


Mimi Levitt is President of Levitt Properties & Trustee of the Mortimer Levitt Foundation. She serves on the Boards of Young Concert Artists, Bard Music Festival, the New York Landmarks Conservancy, and the Friends of The Upper East Side Historic District Inc. Mimi has been a loyal supporter of City Opera since 1980.


For more information regarding the event or to purchase tickets,

please call the New York City Opera Special Events Department at


To list an upcoming event please contact


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