Opera Theater of Pittsburgh invites you to A Great Gatsby Affair!—our gala fundraiser on Saturday 16 April 2016 at the Pittsburgh Golf Club, Schenley Park, Squirrel Hill. 


Saturday 16 April 2016
The Pittsburgh Golf Club
5280 Northumberland St
Pittsburgh, PA  15217






This year’s Roaring 20s-themed party features dinner and dancing to Harlem-stride pianist Tom Roberts and The Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra, songs of the 1920s and a preview of Opera Theater’s SummerFest repertoire. Incredible Silent and Live Auction items, a raffle, plus a Costume Parade and Award Contest for all guests who come dressed in attire from the Gatsby era!

The evening includes:

  • Silent and live auctions, with host Jim Roddey
  • Costume parade and awards
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • The return of young operatic sensation Ava Maha


As of Thursday 14 April, there remains limited seating available—please call 412-326-9687 to inquire about joining us.


Private VIP Reception with Marianne Cornetti

Join us at 5:30 pm for a private reception and recital by the legendary mezzo soprano Marianne Cornetti. Proceeds benefit Opera Theater's Marianne Cornetti Young Artist Scholarship Fund. Enjoy complimentary valet parking, open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and music. Please also plan to join us for dinner immediately following (additional ticket required—see below).

Great Gatsby Gala

At 6:30 pm the party really gets started! Enjoy a gourmet seated dinner and performances by Opera Theater young artists. 

Gatsby Gate Crashers

Join the Gate Crashers at Gatsby's lavish affair at 8:15 for dancing to period music by Tom Roberts and the Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra, along with popular songs from the 1920s. Includes dessert and one complimentary drink, with a cash bar providing additional libations all evening. 


Bring a group of friends to enjoy the Gala at your own table.

Table of 8: $1,300
Table of 10: $1,600


Marianne Cornetti photo
Photo by Suellen Fitzsimmons

A career is not created by talent alone! Mine was launched by a combination of many things, but none more important than the financial support, love and encouragement of the community around me. It is such a privilege for me to be able to give back now, and to be a part of that special community that cares for the future of our young rising opera stars!
—Marianne Cornetti


Scenes from Gala 2015, A Deco Affair!

As Jay Gatsby would say:  "Be there, Old Sport!" 


Divine chocolates courtesy of
Philadelphia Candies


Live Auction Items

Bayernhof Dinner
Explore behind the scenes at the Bayernhof Museum and enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared by Jonathan Eaton, Artistic Director of the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. Eight lucky guests will be treated to a gourmet dinner, created and prepared by Jonathan Eaton. Not only will your taste buds be taken care of, but the tour of the enigmatic Bayernhof Museum will delight your senses. The Bayernhof is home to one of the largest collections of music boxes and automatic musical instruments in the area. The museum itself boasts several unique rooms and has its own hidden secrets as you access rooms through hidden doors and secret passageways!

Value: Priceless

SummerFest Walk-On Role
Trip the light fantastic and join the cast of Kiss Me, Kate in a costumed, walk-on role during one performance. Bring your friends, bring your family and take your mark on stage. This opportunity is “Too Darn Hot” for you to pass up!

Value: Priceless

Fore! US Open Tickets at Oakmont 
Two tickets to the Trophy Club at the US Open Golf Tournament. Two lucky winners will thrill to the chase as they watch the top golfers in the country vie for bragging rights in conquering the course at Oakmont Country Club. Tickets are good for admission on Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th!

Value: Priceless

High Tea at the Sewickley Hunt
Two lucky winners will enjoy watching the opening of the Sewickley Hunt, followed by high tea on the terraces of Wilpen Hall (recently featured in the motion picture Foxcatcher). 

Value: Priceless



A Deco Affair 2015

Enjoy revelers from last year's event...

Photos by Amy Crawford


A Great Gatsby Affair benefits Opera Theater's Marianne Cornetti Young Artist Scholarship Fund.