Join us on Friday, May 19, 2023, for a fundraiser benefitting New Orleans Opera – where high-voltage virtuosity meets comic chemistry in an uproarious tribute to Liberace and Liza Minnelli.
At the New Orleans Jazz Market (1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd)
This festive evening will include a patron party, a lively concert and show, and a “mingling hour” afterward with the stars. Attire is “Bring your bling!” or as casual as you please. Bid on silent auction items now or at the event for authentic and unique operatic experiences.
6:00-7:00 PM: Patron Party (VIP ticketholders only)
7:00 PM: Doors Open
7:30-9:00 PM: Performance
Silent Auction Closes
9:00-10:00 PM: Performance Ends, and After Party Begins
Tickets and Silent Auction are available now.
Complimentary valet is provided!
Here are a few highlights from the Silent Auction:
- A Private Opera Performance – A private, 45-minute performance for you and your closest friends in your home, in your office, or in your backyard. Talented young opera singers will serenade you with your favorite selections from opera and classical music theater. Dates and repertoire are subject to availability. ($1,500 Starting Bid)
- The Croon and Swoon – A special opportunity to dedicate a song during the performance to your love, your significant other, your partner in crime, your bestie, your tag-along, your mama, or even yourself and be serenaded onstage by Liberace and Liza. Get a photo as a keepsake of a moment you’re sure to remember always. ($300 Starting Bid)
- The Clare Combo: Dinner with the General and Artistic Director – Enjoy a special evening for 4 with your hosts, General and Artistic Director Clare Burovac and First Husband Chris Mattaliano. Join them for a night on the town with sparkling beverages, dining, and conversation. ($1,000 Starting Bid)
- Realize Your Dream of Being Onstage! – Have you ever wanted to be onstage with the stars? This exclusive opportunity allows you to be part of the scene for Lucia di Lammermoor as a supernumerary (extra) during the performances at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, March 22 & 24, 2024. You’ll join the rest of the cast on stage during the “mad scene” at the opera’s most dramatic moment. ($500 Starting Bid)
About the Performers
David Saffert & Jillian Snow share the stage as Liberace & Liza Minnelli, creating an exhilarating night of musical and comical fireworks. Just like Liberace, Saffert shares his brilliant piano skills, glamorous costumes, and that trademark, unforgettable wink. Snow delightfully croons & delights as Liza Minnelli.