Gala–A Great Gatsby Affair!

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. 

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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


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 (see below).


Private VIP Reception with Marianne Cornetti

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. 


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


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


More details, ticket information, and reservation form will be available here shortly.


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.