Maecenas Gala

Pittsburgh Opera’s Maecenas Gala is named for the wealthy Roman statesman whose name has become a byword for patrons of the arts. It has been consistently recognized as one of Pittsburgh “Top Ten” parties and a glamorous, elegant evening to honor those who have shown themselves friends and patrons of the arts in Pittsburgh.

Looking back at Maecenas Unmasked, 2010

The 26th Annual Maecenas Gala

The 26th annual Maecenas Gala was held on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters in the Strip District for the first time in its history.

Maecenas XXVI Reviews

Maecenas Unmasked a hit for Pittsburgh Opera By Kate Guerriero, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sunday, May 9, 2010

Maecenas Unmasked XXVI benefits Pittsburgh Opera By Patricia Sheridan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Maecenas XXVI Photos

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Pittsburgh Opera's 26th Annaul Maecenas Gala
One of the mysterious ladies welcoming guests to Maecenas XXVI
Pittsburgh Opera's 26th Annaul Maecenas Gala
The Resident Artists of Pittsburgh Opera perform during cocktail hour
Pittsburgh Opera's 26th Annaul Maecenas Gala
The Resident Artists serenade guests from above
Pittsburgh Opera's 26th Annaul Maecenas Gala
Pittsburgh Opera Board President, Board Chair, General Director and the Maecenas XXVI honorees
Pittsburgh Opera's 26th Annaul Maecenas Gala
Volunteers from the XI Society at Johns Hopkins University and Midshipmen from the US Naval Academy
Pittsburgh Opera's 26th Annaul Maecenas Gala
Guests dined in the transformed Pittsburgh Opera performance space of the new headquarters
Pittsburgh Opera's 26th Annaul Maecenas Gala
Guests danced well into the night to the sounds of Cityscape
Pittsburgh Opera's 26th Annaul Maecenas Gala
General Director Christopher Hahn with Nadine E. Bognar and Marsetta Schweiger
Pittsburgh Opera's 26th Annaul Maecenas Gala
A treasure chest stuffed with goodies worth $26,000 was raffeled at the event
Photos by David Bachman