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.

This year Pittsburgh Opera’s iconic Maecenas Gala is embracing and boasting what we know to be true of any Pittsburgher: We are Pittsburgh Proud. As such, we are paying homage to those remarkable individuals who have helped distinguish and define our city.

This years' Honorees are:

  • 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.

Celebrated as one of Fanfare’s Best Parties of 2016, and “One of the most anticipated events of the year” by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Opera’s Maecenas Gala is not a party to miss! 

Please join us on Saturday, May 13, 2017 for Maecenas XXXIII at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. Buy tickets online.

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 XXXII photo album on Facebook.

This Years' Honorees

Maecenas Award History

2017 Sponsors

2017 Host Committee