From Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood to the Andy Warhol mystique, from Primanti’s sandwiches and Polish Hill pierogis to Heinz ketchup, the three rivers city is an eclectic, passionate, and evolving community with a diverse cultural and industrial history. Pittsburgh Opera continues to be a landmark institution in this city’s past and present landscape.

Pittsburgh Opera’s 2017 iconic Maecenas Gala embraced and boasted what we know to be true of any Pittsburgher: We are Pittsburgh Proud. As such, we paid homage to those remarkable individuals who have helped distinguish and define our city.

Our 2017 Honorees were:

  • Maecenas Honoree in Entertainment - Daya
  • Maecenas Honoree in Healthcare - Dr. Arthur S. Levine
  • Maecenas Honoree in Technology - Dr. Andrew W. Moore
  • Maecenas Honoree in Energy- David Porges
  • Maecenas Honoree in Public Service - Doris Carson Williams

You can learn more about each Honoree below. 

Please mark your calendars on May 12, 2018 for Maecenas XXXIV at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters! Celebrated as an event that "definitely hit the high notes" by Fanfare, and “the most glamorous night of the year in Pittsburgh” by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Opera’s Maecenas Gala is not a party to miss!

Maecenas provides Pittsburgh Opera with crucial unrestricted funds that allow us to continue to produce live opera productions and educational programs which are financially accessible to all audiences while training the next generation of great American singers. World-class cities sustain premiere arts amenities, and an organization like Pittsburgh Opera contributes to Pittsburgh's ever-growing presence on the global stage.

See our Maecenas XXXIII photo album on Facebook.

This Years' Honorees

Maecenas Award History

2017 Sponsors

2017 Host Committee