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

Our traditional grand gala to kick off our seasons! Last season's event featured 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 always an event to remember. Due to COVID-19, there will not be a Fall 2020 Diamond Horseshoe Ball.


promotional image for Roses and Thorns fashion show

Our 2020 fashion event

Roses & Thorns: A Pittsburgh Opera Fashion Event



Pittsburgh Opera's Fashion Event is our newest must-attend event. Most recently, we partnered with designer Lela RoseChoices Pittsburgh and Studio Booth to present an unforgettable fashionable evening. We are currently exploring how to safely have another fashion event in the spring of 2021, so please check back later for updates!


Maecenas Mask-erade

Our digital season-ending gala!

Maecenas XXXVI



Pittsburgh Opera’s 36th annual season-ending fundraising gala, Maecenas XXXVI, went digital for 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 have only brought to you online.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety protocols, please check back later for updates regarding a 2021 Maecenas.


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