We are kicking off our season in style with the “Sparkling Speakeasy: Pittsburgh Opera’s Diamond Horseshoe 2023” on Saturday, October 7th at 7:00 PM, at the Bitz Opera Factory.

Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and dazzling entertainment throughout the evening. Try your luck at the auctions for a chance to take home great prizes. Get a sneak peek at the exciting 2023-24 season that opens this fall!

Special thanks to Event Co-Chairs Helen Hoey and Dawn Kozel for their commitment to creating a dazzling evening in support of Pittsburgh Opera. Along with superb performances throughout the night, there will be auction items you won’t want to miss. The proceeds from this event support Pittsburgh Opera’s community engagement and education programs that provide free public performances, encourage music in schools, and uplift underserved communities.


Experience Levels:

“Teetotaler” - $55 per person (General Admission)
Includes admission to the event with a delicious strolling dinner and cash bar
Access to fabulous auction prizes

“Bootlegger” - $ 95 per person
Includes all benefits of "Teetotaler" Admission PLUS
Two (2) Drink Tickets (and a cash bar)
Two (2) Raffle Auction Tickets

“Cat's Pajamas” - $155 per person
Includes all benefits of "Teetotaler" Admission PLUS
Open Bar for the entirety of the evening
Five (5) Raffle Auction Tickets

“Bee's Knees” - $225 per person (VIP Admission)
Includes all benefits of "Cat's Pajamas" Admission PLUS
Access to VIP Lounge and private bar
Additional Ten (10) Raffle Auction Tickets

Enhance any experience level with...
Valet Parking - $20 per car
Reserved Cabaret Table for 4 people - $100 (Limited Availability)
Enjoy a reserved table near the main stage for the entire evening
Add Champagne Experience for+ $50

Attire: “Put on your Ritz” in sparkling cocktail attire

Please RSVP and buy tickets by Friday, September 29th.
Must be 21+ to attend

Would you like to contribute to the event by donating a silent auction item? Please fill out this form and return it to Torrance Gricks, Manager of Corporate Development & Event Fundraising by Friday, September 22nd.

Corporate Sponsors

Event Contributors

Past Auction Contributors (Individuals)

Past Auction Contributors (Businesses and Organizations)