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2020 Gala Luncheon

A Gala Named Desire: Revelry in the French Quarter
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 10:30am (Scottsdale)




Much like Blanche DuBois in the cinematic version of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire, Arizona Opera has “always depended upon the kindness of strangers…” and while you’re no stranger to us, we hope you will join us for this year’s festivities as we revel in the magical, mysterious, and delightful old-world charm of New Orleans – the epitome of bon vivant living!

Whether you’re a mardi gras king or a voodoo queen, we invite you to dress up in your jazziest daytime cocktail attire and join in the parade as we celebrate a jubilant afternoon of refined opulence, a little outlandishness, and – of course – opera!


Saturday, March 14th

10:30 AM: Coffee, Cocktails, Curiosities & Contests
12:00 PM: Breathtaking Performances, 5-Star Luncheon & Thrilling Live Auction


The Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa

4949 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253


2020 Crystal Key Award Honorees

Recognizing Extraordinary and Transformative Support of Arizona Opera
Ron and Kay McDougall
The Arizona Opera League of Tucson
5 Arts Circle

Special Live Performance By

Craig Bohmler, Composer of Riders of the Purple Sage
Christopher Cano, Director of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio
Members of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio


Jake Jamison & Kate Specter

Honorary Chair

Dr. Carol A. Poore


Host Committee

Marlu Allan
Ellen Andres-Schneider
Deborah Bateman
Craig Bohmler
Jean Cooper
Andera Tyler Evans
Billie Jo Herberger
Gary Jackson
Shelly Jamison
Sharon Landis
Kay McDougall
Sherry Middlemas
Linda “Mac” Perlich
Diane Roberts
Jeannette Segel
Colonel (Ret.) Kimberly Smith

Festive Cocktail Attire


Click here to inquire for more information, or call 602.903.5720.


Tickets & Tables

Single Ticket Price: $200
Partial Table Sponsorship $3,000
Full Table Sponsorships Available at $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000
See PDF Link below for more information

Purchase Tickets Online

Please select one of the “Gala Luncheon” options in the Designation Field of the Donation Page to make your reservation. Or submit the completed order form to: Arizona Opera Attn: Shannon Fose 1636 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004