Special Events

The Diamond Horseshoe Ball PNC, Presenting Sponsor

Friday, October 11, 2013
The Omni William Penn


As a principal in the city’s cultural community since 1939, Pittsburgh Opera and its events have developed a reputation for elegance and excitement. The annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball is the Pittsburgh Opera signature event to kick off the season in grand style. Each year, one lucky guest is selected at random to receive a diamond-encrusted pendant in the shape of a horseshoe to commemorate the evening. 

Auld Lang Syne – New Year’s Eve


Pittsburgh Opera was proud to present four glorious New Year's Eve events, Auld Lang Syne. Pittsburgh Opera supporters rang in the New Year with an elegant evening of dinner, music and celebration from 2009 - 2012. 

Maecenas Gala – Maecenas XXX

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters

Consistently hailed as one of Pittsburgh “Top Ten” parties, Pittsburgh Opera's Maecenas Gala is the social event not to miss! Named for Gaius Cilnius Maecenas, the wealthy Roman statesman whose name has become a byword for patrons of the arts, the Maecenas Gala has developed a reputation for excitement and surprise. Guests are treated to an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing and spectacular entertainment!