What a wonderful event! Thanks to your participation and generosity, the 2017 Seattle Opera Gala: Beyond the Stage was a tremendous success, raising $325,000 in net proceeds in support of Seattle Opera and its Education and Community Engagement programs!
The 2017 Gala was such a spectacular time for our entire opera family. Beginning with the Youth Opera "Crescendo" Chorus performance and ending with The Magic Flute artists feature, the evening was truly emblematic of the opera magic your support brings to life each season. You not only bring world-class opera to the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall stage, but also help create and support free or low-admission community programs for students, seniors, and others throughout the Puget Sound region.
Whether you were in attendance to revel in the fun, or if you were participating from afar, we thank you for your support and for helping ensure our future.
The silent auction was a great success - thank you to those who donated items or experiences! To explore the auction items, click here.
This year's Gala also featured a live auction and Raise the Paddle led by experienced fundraising auctioneer Ron Hippe of Northup Fundraising Auctions.
6:00 PM | Silent Auction & Cocktail Reception
7:20 PM | Welcome Remarks
7:25 PM | Youth Opera "Crescendo" Chorus Performance
7:35 PM | Dinner
8:10 PM | Live Auction
8:40 PM | Teen Opera Studio Performance
8:50 PM | Raise The Paddle
9:10 PM | Dessert
9:30 PM | The Magic Flute Artists Performance
9:50 PM | Live Music & Dancing