If you're an opera aficionado, then the San Diego Opera 2012 Gala is not to be missed. On January 28, celebrate the opening night of the 2012 season with a black-tie reception, followed by the San Diego opera's production of Strauss's drama, Salomé. After the opera, join the cast for a night of dining and dancing.
The pre-opera cocktail reception begins at 5:30 pm, followed by the opera at 7 pm. Both the reception and the post-opera festivities will be held at the luxurious US Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego, while Salomé will be staged at the Civic Theatre. The post-opera festivities take Salomé's setting, the ancient Middle East, as their theme.
This year's Gala honors Audrey Geisel. Ticket packages begin at $1,250 per person, not including opera tickets. Gala Table packages starting at $15,000 (for a table of 10) include tickets to the performance. All packages include the pre-opera reception, post-opera dinner/dance, acknowledgment in the Gala program, and a specially designed patron gift by Naeem Kahn. It's a great opportunity to benefit from the arts while enjoying a magnificent evening yourself.
To learn more about the evening and the different ticket packages available, visit the event website, or contact Jan Kaplan at the San Diego Opera directly at (619) 232-7636