event · May 11

AVA 2019 Viva la Voce! Gala

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Where: The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Gala Chairs: Judith Broudy and Dr. Elias Packman

The Academy of Vocal Arts is pleased to hold our 2019 Viva la Voce! Gala at The Barnes Foundation! AVA is thrilled to honor Willo Carey and Peter Benoliel with the Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award. The AVA Board of Directors Outstanding Service Award will be presented to Lucinda S. (Cindy) Landreth.

The evening will begin at 6:00 PM with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner and a live auction, and ending with dancing with the Rich Posmontier Band. Guests will also have access to view the entire collection prior to dinner. Valet parking will be available. Information on live and silent auction items is coming soon!

Viva la Voce! proudly celebrates the Academy’s 84 years of providing unparalleled training to the world’s finest young singers in preparation for careers in opera. All funds raised from the Viva la Voce! Gala benefit the AVA Scholarship Fund, which gives young artists the opportunity to become the voices of opera’s future. We hope you can join us for another evening of unforgettable opera, music and dancing!


  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm


The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 US