February 2, 2019 at 6:00pm | Louisville Marriott Downtown

Join us for a standout evening of stunning entertainment, fine dining, silent auction, live auction and after party!
Be BOLD. Be dashing. Be there.

Tickets are on sale now at $300 per person and tables are $3,000. We hope that you and your friends will be our guests at Opera Gala 2019!

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

Online Ticket Sales are now closed. If you would like to attend Opera Gala, please contact Laura Goodman at 502.561.7930 or

Dance Pass

Kentucky Opera’s Young Professional Opera Patrons (YPOP) invites young professionals to join the Opera Gala Dance Party.  Dance passes are $53 (includes Kentucky Sales Tax) and include access to an open bar, dancing, and one membership to YPOP for the 2019/20 Season.

Dance Pass holders arrive at 9:30 for cocktails. Dance Party begins at 9:45 and ends at midnight.  Online ticket sales are now closed. If you would like to purchase a Dance Pass ticket, please call Laura Goodman, Manager of Development Events at 502-561-7930 OR Email Laura by clicking here.

Silent Auction

If you can’t join us but still would like to support Kentucky Opera, you can bid now on or silent auction items including RARE spirits and wines:
Armagnac Brandy (1933), Marc de Bourgogne from Nuits-Saint-Georges, France (1945), Pappy Van Winkle (15 year) Brown-Forman KING, and more. Just click the button below to place your bid!

Davis Jewelers Bold Choice Raffle

Davis Jewelers has partnered with Kentucky Opera to offer one of three stunning collections to the winner. Chances are only $100 each, and only 100 tickets will be sold. The drawing will happen live at Opera Gala 2019 on February 2, 2019.  The winner does not have to be present to win. Attend the event to get your chance or order online today!

Choice Package 1

Longines “Dolcevita“ 32mm Stainless steel, quartz movement watch with steel bracelet. Plus 18k white gold hinged half-hoop diamond earrings with dangling diamond clusters. Value $5,045.

Choice Package 2

David Yurman “Starburst” 18k yellow gold pendant containing pave set round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.45ctw on an adjustable chain. Value $5,100.

Choice Package 3

Tudor “Fastrider Black Shield Chrono” 42mm automatic watch. Features a black ceramic case and a beige alcantara strap, date-setting push button, sapphire crystal, and waterproof to 150m. Value $4,925.

Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid
Kindred Healthcare
Brown-Forman Corporation
Cellar Door Chocolates
Davis Jewelers
Gist Piano Center
LG&E and KU Energy
Mariner Wealth Advisors
Wyatt, Tarrant, & Combs

Become an Opera Gala 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 Opera Gala Night!

Kentucky Opera has reserved a block of rooms for those who would like to ‘take the elevator’ home. The exclusive rate for Kentucky Opera, Opera Gala attendees is only $149 plus tax. Please let the Marriott know that you are with Kentucky Opera, and a portion from every overnight booking, will go back to Kentucky Opera.

Reserve your room by Friday, January 18, 2019 by calling Marriott Louisville Downtown at 502.627.5045.