Carnevale 2018


February 3, 2018 | 6pm | Marriott Louisville Downtown

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler at Kentucky Opera’s 2018 Carnevale!

We are traveling to New Orleans to gather the spirit and charm of Mardi Gras and bringing it to Louisville to infuse for an evening of fundraising and entertainment.  This year’s event will feature live music and dancing to Billy Goat Strut Revue, unique performances from our studio artists, a silent and live auction, plus New Orleans influenced food and drink.

Tickets are on sale now at $275 per person and tables are $2,750. We hope that you and your friends will be our guests at Carnevale 2018!

Questions? Please contact Laura Goodman, Manager of Events and Special Projects, for additional information at 502.561.7930 OR Email Laura by clicking here.

Dance Pass

Kentucky Opera’s Young Professional Opera Patrons (YPOP) invites young professionals to join the Carnevale Dance Party.  Dance passes are $50 and include access to an open bar, dancing to Billy Goat Strut Revue, and a year membership to YPOP.

Dance Pass holders arrive at 9:30 for cocktails. Dance Party begins at 9:45 and ends at midnight.  Click here to order dance passes or call Julia Leist, Manager of Marketing and Corporate Partnerships at 502-561-7936.


Support Kentucky Opera and Carnevale by purchasing a chance in the Jewelry Extravaganza Raffle by Davis Jewelers.  The winner will choose between three packages, each valued between $4,000 and $5,000 dollars.  Chances are $100 each.  The drawing will happen live at the 2018 Carnevale on February 3, 2018.  The winner does not have to be present to win.


Jewelry Extravaganza Package One: David Yurman Chain

Jewelry Extravaganza Package One: David Yurman Chain

Package One includes this elegant 17″ extra-long, oval link David Yurman Chain made of sterling silver and 18K yellow gold.

Jewelry Extravaganza Package Two: Pendant and Earrings

Jewelry Extravaganza Package Two: Pendant and Earrings

Package Two includes a lovely yellow sapphire halo pendant in 18K white gold. The Pave Diamond Earrings are the perfect compliment.  These 14K white gold square illusion style dangle earrings contain pave round brilliant cut diamonds.

Jewelry Extravaganza Package Three: Tudor Watch and Wolf Watch Winder

Jewelry Extravaganza Package Three: Tudor Watch and Wolf Watch Winder

Package Three includes a Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue watch in 42mm stainless steel with a steel bracelet.  This stunning timepiece features automatic movement, blue rotatable bezel, sapphire crystal, and is waterproof up to 150 meters.  Additionally, this package comes with the Single Wolf Watch Winder with a piano black exterior, chrome plated hardware, black silk fabric lining and a lock-in cuff for larger, heavier watches.

Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield


Brown – Forman Corporation

Cellar Door Chocolates

Commonwealth Bank and Trust

Davis Jewelers

Gist Piano Center

In Bloom Again

Kendall Jackson


LG&E and KU Energy

PNC Bank

Riverpoint Capital Management

Wyatt Tarrant and Combs LLP

Become a Carnevale Sponsor!

Our sponsorship packages offer a fantastic opportunity to gain fabulous exposure as a community supporter of the arts. We have developed different sponsor levels, to appeal to all levels of corporate donors. Download our sponsorship packet today to learn more.

Take the Elevator Home on Carnevale Night!

Kentucky Opera has reserved a block of rooms at the Louisville Marriott Downtown at the discounted rate of $169 plus tax.

Reserve your room by January 12, 2018 by calling 502.627.5045.