As a principal in the city’s cultural community since 1939, Pittsburgh Opera and its events have developed a reputation for elegance and excitement. 


Dancing at the Diamond Horseshoe Ball 2016

Dancing at the Diamond
Horseshoe Ball, 2017.

The Diamond Horseshoe Ball

Saturday, September 28, 2019
The Omni William Penn Hotel

Featuring a cocktail reception, performances by the much-loved Resident Artists of Pittsburgh Opera, live and silent auctions, and dancing through the night, the Diamond Horseshoe Ball is an event to remember.


Resident Artists sing at Maecenas 2016

Resident Artists entertain at Maecenas 2016.

Maecenas XXXVI



Saturday, May 9, 2020
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters

Consistently hailed as one of Pittsburgh's "Top Ten” parties, Pittsburgh Opera's Maecenas Gala is the social event not to miss! Guests were treated to an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing and spectacular entertainment. View more information and pictures from last year's Maecenas XXXV.


Operatically Emphatic 2017 Fashion Show

Resident Artists walked the 2017 runway.

Pittsburgh Opera Fashion Event



Monday, March 9, 2020
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters

Stay tuned for "a night to remember for fashionistas." Our Pittsburgh Opera Fashion Event returns in March of 2020.



For more information about any of our special event fundraisers, call 412-281-0912, ext. 225. 


New Year's Eve gala

Pittsburgh Opera has decided not to present our New Year’s Eve gala this year.

“Though very popular with a core group of supporters, we have decided to devote our resources towards other initiatives,” said Pittsburgh Opera General Director Christopher Hahn, such as the Diamond Horseshoe Ball and Maecenas XXXVI.