Our most recent Maecenas went virtual for the Maecenas Mask-erade!

Pittsburgh Opera’s 36th annual season-ending fundraising gala, Maecenas XXXVI, went digital for our Maecenas Mask-erade in June 2020.

The Maecenas Mask-erade was a completely virtual event that combined many components of in-person Maecenas galas with special surprises we could only have brought to you online!

This evening featured multiple performances by Pittsburgh Opera’s acclaimed Resident Artists, a video retrospective including long-lost performance footage from deep within Pittsburgh Opera’s archives, plus our annual award ceremony celebrating two very special Pittsburghers.  

The evening kicked off with a free Virtual Red Carpet hosted by syndicated Ask Natalie advice columnist and former editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s SEEN column Natalie Bencivenga. Streaming live on our Facebook page, Natalie looked back at the glitz and glamour of past Maecenas galas as we counted down to the start of Maecenas XXXVI.

Just because we couldn't be together in person doesn’t mean we didn't have a lot to celebrate!

Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety protocols, please check back later for updates regarding a 2021 Maecenas event. We look forward to being able to all gather together in celebration again as soon as we can!

2020 Award Winners!

2020 Sponsors

2020 Host Committees

Maecenas Award History