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59th annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball

59th annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball

October 11, 2013
6:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Location: Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Opera begins its historic 75th season with a shimmering, sparkling, positively glittering evening on Friday, October 11.

Many opera companies open their seasons in a grand manner, but only Pittsburgh Opera has a tradition as long and storied as the Diamond Horseshoe Ball. This grande dame of galas features a cocktail reception, performances by the much-loved Resident Artists of Pittsburgh Opera, live and silent auctions, dancing to the music of Cityscape, and many other surprises!

This year’s festivities will take place under the same gleaming chandeliers of the Grand Ballroom at the historic Omni William Penn Hotel, where the very first Diamond Horseshoe Ball took place. It is sure to be an event to remember!

  • Contact Special Events Manager Samuel Badger at 412-281-0912, ext. 225 to request an invitation or get more information. 
  • Contact the Omni William Penn to secure your rooms for this special Opera Weekend, including Diamond Horseshoe Ball and the October 12 opening of AIDA!

Friday, October 11, 2013
Omni William Penn Hotel
6:30 Cocktails, 7:30 Dinner


CHAIRS
Electra and Jim Agras
CO-CHAIRS
Susan and Nicholas Loutsion
PLANNING COMMITTEE
Gabriela and David Porges ··· Nancy and John Traina
LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION CHAIRS
Sandie and Bob Brand
LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION CO-CHAIRS
Roseanne and Mark Wholey

 Band: Cityscape
Décor: Bill Chisnell Productions

Upcoming Events

WQED Preview: ORPHÃČE

WQED Preview: ORPH√ČE

April 25, 2014
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: 89.3 on your FM dial or wqed.org/fm

Make time for this half-hour preview of Philip Glass's ORPHÉE with candid commentary from singers and directors in our April-May 2014 production at the Benedum Center. WQED's Stephen Baum and Anna Singer host. Listen at 89.3 on your FM dial or at WQED.org.

Opening Night: ORPHEE

Opening Night: ORPHEE

April 26, 2014
8:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Location: Benedum Center

Philip Glass's ORPHÉE opens Saturday, April 26 at the Benedum Center!
Subscribe now to get ORPHÉE tickets.
Join us for the Pre-Opera Talk at 7:00 PM with Kristin Gatch, free to all ticketholders, on the main floor of the Benedum Center.

 

FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera City Chapter event

FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera City Chapter event

April 27, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: PIttsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave.

 Join host Manny Smith and guest speaker Jim Cunningham, Artistic Director of WQED-FM for a "Film Spotlight on Verdi, Mozart, and Puccini" on Sunday, April 27 at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. There is a $5 per person hospitality fee, payable at the door.
RSVP by Friday, April 25 to Marilyn Egan, 412-281-0912, ext. 242.   

Tuesday Performance: ORPHEE

Tuesday Performance: ORPHEE

April 29, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Location: Benedum Center

Philip Glass's ORPHÉE continues Tuesday, April 29 at the Benedum Center, with Meet the Artists afterward!
Subscribe now to get ORPHÉE tickets.
Join us for the Pre-Opera Talk at 6:00 PM with Kristin Gatch, free to all ticketholders, on the main floor of the Benedum Center.

 

Meet the Artists: ORPHEE

Meet the Artists: ORPHEE

April 29, 2014
9:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Location: Benedum Lower Lobby

Meet the artists of ORPHÉE in the Benedum Lower Lobby after the opera. General Director Christopher Hahn interviews the singers and directors - you can ask your own questions, too. FREE to all Tuesday ticketholders; light refreshments provided.