Special Events

The Diamond Horseshoe Ball PNC, Presenting Sponsor

Friday, October 17, 2014
The Omni William Penn Hotel


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. 

New Year’s Eve: As Time Goes By

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland

Pittsburgh Opera supporters ring in the New Year with an elegant evening of dinner, music and celebration on December 31 at Carnegie Music Hall. The tradition returns for 2014! Visit this web page for details. Call 412-281-0912, ext. 225 to receive an invitation.

Maecenas Gala – Maecenas XXXI

Saturday, May 16, 2015
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.