Opera Philadelphia

Opening Night Gala

Opera Philadelphia invites you into a world of Parisian opulence, gilded fêtes, and one of the greatest love stories of all time. Step into the glittering world of Violetta, Alfredo, and Flora to experience Parisian extravagance with fellow party-goers at this black-tie gala on the Opening Night of La traviata in celebration of the 2015-2016 Season.

The evening will begin with cocktails and dinner in a tented ballroom on Broad Street. Then, guests will enjoy a bold production of Verdi’s opera in which modernity and tradition collide via a golden-hued Baroque stage and a Mad Men-inspired fashion sensibility. Once the curtain comes down on the stage, the festivities will continue at an extraordinary after-party with dessert and dancing alongside the internationally recognized cast and creative team of La traviata.

Don’t miss this spectacular celebration on Broad Street that is party like no other!  The La traviata Opening Night Gala includes:

  • Cocktail Reception and Elegant Dinner 
  • Opening Night Performance of La traviata in the Academy of Music* 
  • Champagne Intermission Reception 
  • After-Party with dessert, dancing, and the cast of La traviata
  • Black Tie Event, 1950's inspired attire encouraged

MapAcademy of Music

Fri, Oct 2 5:00 p.m.

This exciting black-tie evening begins at 5:00 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Subscriber & Member Services at 215.732.8400.

Tickets and Sponsorship

Full Gala

Tickets start at $500 per person | Learn more

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After-Party only

Tickets for $100 per person | Learn more

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Sponsorships start at $5,000 | Learn more

*Most individual Opening Night Gala tickets do not include performance tickets to La traviata, which must be purchased separately. See Ticket Packages for more information. If your current series does not include tickets to the Oct. 2 performance and you would like to attend the Opening Night Gala, please contact Subscriber & Member Services at 215.732.8400, and we would be happy to exchange your performance tickets.

Gala proceeds benefit Opera on the Mall, Opera Philadelphia’s annual broadcast to Independence National Historical Park.

Photos from the upcoming 1950's Man Men-inspired production of La traviata. Credit: National Opera House of Bucharest. 

40th Anniversary Gala highlight video featuring tented ballroom on Broad Street.