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March 31, 2023

A Toast to the Golden Age of Opera and Musical Theatre: An Opera Fundraising Event

Music Center

The PFW Opera Ensemble is raising funds for upcoming productions and you are invited to join them. What will the evening have in store? That will be entirely up to our silent auction donors!


The evening is presented in two parts. A unique fundraising reception, hosted by Dean John O’Connell, begins at 7 p.m., for donors, patrons, family, and friends, giving them the opportunity to bid on the chance to hear their favorite arias and Broadway songs at the 8:30 p.m. recital.


Directed by Visiting Professor of Voice Deborah Mayer, nine opera students will offer well-known songs on which to bid and the nine songs with the highest bids will be performed at the recital. Works include favorites from La Boheme, Kiss Me Kate, Tosca, Candide, My Fair Lady, Gianni Schichi, The Boys from Syracuse, La Traviata, Camelot, The Magic Flute, Guys and Dolls, and The Tales of Hoffman, along with classic Neapolitan songs like O’Sole Mio, to name a few. There will also be surprise performances at the reception specifically for the donors.


Only 40 premium tickets will be available for the fundraising reception and includes appetizers and desserts, wine or beer, and a ticket to the recital.


Donor Reception and Silent Bidding          7:00 p.m.

Reception tickets are $30 each and includes the recital


Deadline to purchase reception tickets is March 23, 2023.

For information about the School of Music visit or call 260-481-6714.