The biggest opera event of the year

Saturday, October 7, 2017 – The Saint Paul Hotel — St. Paul, MN

Join us for an evening of entertainment, champagne, and Hollywood glamour at Minnesota Opera’s 55th Anniversary Season Gala. This show-stopping red carpet event features some of the season’s best entertainment, style, and a killer after-party.

The 2017 Gala is nearly sold out! To purchase a table or single tickets, contact Events Manager Anthony Diaz at [email protected] or 612-342-9553. All individual gala tickets and table sponsorships include tickets to our glamorous after party.

Please note: Single gala tickets do not include a Don Pasquale show ticket. Please visit the Don Pasquale show page or call Minnesota Opera Patron Services at 612-333-6669 for reservations (M-F: 10am-5pm). 


 

La La Land After Party

Can’t come to the Gala, but still want to join the celebration? Join us after the performance in the Promenade Ballroom at The Saint Paul Hotel for our La La Land After Party hosted by the fabulous Jujubee, a reality television personality and comedian. Jujubee appeared on RuPaul”s Drag Race, Drag U, and All-Stars on the Logo network and will perform an Oscar-worthy show not to be missed!

For more details, plus special deals and discounts, please visit our After Party page here.

After party admission is included with Gala tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased through the link below. After party tickets are not tax-deductible. Special pricing for 2017-2018 subscribers and Tempo members.


 

Funds raised will benefit Minnesota Opera’s Education programs.


 


Individual Sponsorship Benefits*


Mapleton Drive Sponsor
$4,000

  • Dinner seating for four at 2017 Gala dinner
  • Four tickets to Don Pasquale on opening night
  • Social hour with hors d'oeuvres and hosted bar
  • Three-course dinner with wine
  • Table signage at dinner
  • Name recognition in dinner program
  • Name recognition in Don Pasquale performance program (viewed by approximately 8,500 patrons during the run of the production
  • Four tickets to the 2017 Gala After Party

 

Hollywood Boulevard Sponsor
$7,500

  • All previous benefits plus ...
  • Dinner seating for eight at 2017 Gala dinner
  • Eight tickets to Don Pasquale on opening night
  • Celebratory bottle of champagne
  • Eight tickets to the 2017 Gala After Party

 

Bel Air Road Sponsor
$10,000

  • All previous benefits plus ...
  • Priority seating with opportunity to sit with the creative team
  • Four tickets to a private champagne reception with artists from the cast of The Marriage of Figaro and commemorative photo

 

Sunset Boulevard Sponsor
$15,000

  • All previous benefits plus ...
  • Name recognition on the supertitles projected above the stage for the entire run of Don Pasquale (viewed by approximately 8,500 patrons)
  • Six tickets to a private champagne reception with artists from the cast of The Marriage of Figaro and commemorative photo

 

Rodeo Drive Sponsor
$25,000

  • All previous benefits plus ...
  • Lead name recognition on sponsor signage at both dinner and performance
  • Lead name recognition in dinner program
  • Lead name on the supertitles projected above the stage for the entire run of Don Pasquale (viewed by approximately 8,500 patrons)
  • Ten tickets to a private champagne reception with artists from the cast of The Marriage of Figaro and commemorative photo

 

*Additional benefits of interest are negotiable.

 


Corporate Sponsorship Benefits


Melrose Avenue Sponsor
$5,000

  • Dinner seating for four at 2017 Gala dinner
  • Four tickets to Don Pasquale on opening night
  • Social hour with hors d'oeuvres and hosted bar
  • Three-course dinner with wine
  • Table signage at dinner
  • Name recognition in dinner program
  • Quarter page advertisement in dinner program (creative provided by sponsor)
  • Name recognition in Don Pasquale performance program (viewed by approximately 8,500 patrons during the run of the production
  • Four tickets to the 2017 Gala After Party

 

Hollywood Boulevard Sponsor
$7,500

  • All previous benefits plus ...
  • Dinner seating for eight at 2017 Gala dinner
  • Eight tickets to Don Pasquale on opening night
  • Half page advertisement in dinner program (creative provided by sponsor)
  • Celebratory bottle of champagne
  • Eight tickets to the 2017 Gala After Party

 

Bel Air Road Sponsor
$10,000

  • All previous benefits plus ...
  • Priority seating with opportunity to sit with the creative team
  • Full page advertisement in dinner program (creative provided by sponsor)
  • Four tickets to a private champagne reception with artists from the cast of The Marriage of Figaro and commemorative photo

 

Sunset Boulevard Sponsor
$15,000

  • All previous benefits plus ...
  • Name recognition on the supertitles projected above the stage for the entire run of Don Pasquale (viewed by approximately 8,500 patrons)
  • Logo placement on Gala entryway media wall
  • Logo recognition online and in Gala email blasts
  • Six tickets to a private champagne reception with artists from the cast of The Marriage of Figaro and commemorative photo

 

Rodeo Drive Sponsor
$25,000

  • All previous benefits plus ...
  • Lead name recognition on sponsor signage at both dinner and performance
  • Lead name recognition in dinner program
  • Lead name on the supertitles projected above the stage for the entire run of Don Pasquale (viewed by approximately 8,500 patrons)
  • Lead logo recognition online and in Gala email blasts
  • Exclusive logo placement on Gala dinner and after party photo booth images (~500 pieces)
  • Ten tickets to a private champagne reception with artists from the cast of The Marriage of Figaro and commemorative photo

 

Additional benefits of interest are negotiable.
For corporate sponsorship questions, please contact Mallory Roberts at [email protected].

 


Dinner Menu


First Course

  • Frisee and Mixed Greens with Roasted Beets, Orange Segments, Goat Cheese, Shaved Fennel, Walnuts, and White Balsamic Vinegar.

 

Second Course

  • Grilled Filet of beef with Green Peppercorn Cognac Sauce paired with Seared Fennel Crusted Salmon with Black Truffle Risotto, Broccolini, and Seasonal Squash.

 

Third Course

  • Crème Brulee and specialty truffle

 

If you are unable to attend but wish to make a tax-deductible contribution, you can do so by visiting our online donation page here.


 

Special Thanks

Minnesota Opera 55th Anniversary Season Gala Committee

Chair:
Mary Ash Lazarus

Committee Members:
Jane Confer
Sara Donaldson
Kara Eliason-Dorsey
Mary Schrock
Norrie Thomas
Kay Ness


 

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