The Opera Gala

The Opera Gala

The 31st Annual Opera Foundation Gala will be held on Tuesday the 22nd of November at The University Club, NYC. This annual fund-raising event owes its success to a number of generous individuals and corporate sponsors.

The Opera Gala has been a meeting place for Opera lovers for many years. It has also been used by many corporations and individuals as an ideal venue for client entertainment.

The black tie event features live music, performances by recipients of scholarships and a formal dinner followed by a dance.

University Club
1 West 54th Street
New York City

Tel: (212) 664-8843

View the 2015 Gala Program

The Opera Gala Guest of Honor

Catherine Naglestad
The 31st Annual Gala Guest of Honor is Catherine Naglestad.

American soprano Catherine Naglestad’s rise to international prominence is as much due to a striking dramatic persona as it is to an impressive vocal versatility, demonstrated by a career built on the foundations of Mozart, Handel and Gluck and matured through the heroines of Verdi, Puccini, Richard Strauss and Wagner.

The current season sees Catherine Naglestad’s keenly anticipated debut at New York’s Metropolitan Opera as Salome in Jurgen Flimm’s acclaimed production conducted by Johannes Debus. Additionally, she will add two new roles to her already extensive repertoire: Carlotta in Krzysztof Warlikowski’s new production of Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten under Ingo Metzmacher at Bayerische Staatsoper, and Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana under Daniele Rustioni at Opernhaus Zürich. In addition to reprises of Cassandre (Les Troyens) at Staatsoper Hamburg and Salome at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Catherine Naglestad will appear as Senta at Opéra National de Lille under Eivind Gullberg Jensen.

Previous Guests of Honor include: was Karan Armstrong, Hildegard Behrens, Francisco Casanova, Vladimir Chernov, Diana Damrau, Ghena Dimitrova, Plácido Domingo, Alexander T. Ercklentz, Simon Estes, Barbara Frittoli, Denyse Graves, Kirsten Harms, Ben Heppner, Kristan Johannsson, Dr. Bernd von Maltzan, Eva Marton, Maestro Kurt Masur, Angela Meade, Sherrill Milnes, Danielle De Niese, Rene Pape, Luciano Pavarotti, Susanna Phillips, Hermann Prey, Samuel Ramey, Maestro Julius Rudel, Matti Salminen, Bryn Terfel, Maestro Christian Thielemann, Joseph Volpe, Bernd Weiki, Robert Wilson, Gösta Winberg.