IFFV Spring Gala in NYC curated by Massimo Bottura

International Friends of Festival Verdi hosted a gala fundraiser featuring an exclusive dinner curated by world-renowned chef, Massimo Bottura, surprise entertainment and wonderful auction items. The gala dinner took place on Thursday, April 28th, 2022 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. You can visit our Events page and view some pictures from this special evening.

Please contact us at info@iffv.org if you are interested in receiving information on our upcoming events, including our Spring Gala next year.

Gala Program

VIP Reception

*By invitation only at 7:00 pm*


General Reception

7:00 pm


Dinner curated by Massimo Bottura

& the Osteria Francescana Team 

8:00 pm


Followed by Special Performances & Live Auction


Riccardo Frizza 


Opera Stars

Eleonora Buratto



Brook Hazelton