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Big Wig Ball

Sylvain Society to Host Fifth Annual Big Wig Ball

July 9, 2021, 7:00 – 10:00 PM at Artmazing Gallery

Join us! A Soirée to Raise Funds for New Orleans Opera Education Programs

Tickets start at $40.00

Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend.

Cabaret Soirée

Big Wig Ball Chair, Cree Merriman Jourdain

While the ball was delayed this year, we will still celebrate with the usual exuberance of glitter and wigs all in support of opera education. The funds from this event support opera education programs for the Greater New Orleans area through the New Orleans Opera Association’s Education Department. We are very excited that we were able to hold the ball last year, which provided funds for the educational programming to be conducted virtually at a great time of need to local students. We are even more thrilled that we will be able to continue the tradition this year, as times like these show how important music education is to students and musicians.

Theme

The theme of Cabaret Soirée is loosely based on Moulin Rouge in support of the upcoming opera production La Bohème in April 2022. Wigs and costume or cocktail attire inspired by the theme are encouraged. A panel of judges will select their favorite wig-wearing guests, then choose who will be crowned the “Big Wig 2021”. Along with food and libations provided by stellar local sponsors, guests will have access to the Artmazing Gallery installation for photo ops. 

Details

  • Friday, July 9th
  • 7:00 – 10:00 p.m
  • Artmazing Gallery (309 Decatur St. New Orleans, LA 70130)

Big Wig Ball

Since 2017, the Big Wig Ball events have raised more than $28,000 in funding to directly support programming costs for Student Night Out performances and other education programs. Each year, the Student Night Out performances introduce more than 2,000 local K-12 students to the operatic arts when students and chaperones attend opera productions at Mahalia Jackson Theater. This year, the pandemic presented hurdles that the Education Department tackled with ease; they were able to quickly switch in-school activities to virtual educational programs for students.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

$200 Big Wig Krewe Second Line Sponsor
  • Two tickets to the Big Wig Ball
  • Social media mentions on @sylvainsociety & @nolabigwig accounts
  • Name on event webpage
  • Verbal and print acknowledgement at Big Wig Ball
$500 Big Wig Krewe Riders Sponsor
  • Four tickets to the Big Wig Ball
  • Social media mentions on @sylvainsociety & @nolabigwig accounts
  • Name on event web page
  • Verbal and print acknowledgement at Big Wig Ball
$1,000 Big Wig Krewe Court Sponsor
  • Six tickets to the Big Wig Ball
  • Social media mentions on @sylvainsociety & @nolabigwig accounts
  • Logo/Name on Big Wig Ball media
  • Logo/live link on event web page
  • Two tickets to a New Orleans Opera production at Mahalia Jackson Theater
  • Verbal and print acknowledgement at Big Wig Ball
$2,000 Big Wig Krewe Captain Sponsor (Presenting Level)
  • Ten tickets to the Big Wig Ball
  • Social media mentions on @sylvainsociety & @nolabigwig accounts
  • Logo on all Big Wig Ball media
  • Logo/live link on event web page
  • Four tickets to a New Orleans Opera production at Mahalia Jackson Theater
  • Press release announcing presenting sponsorship
  • Verbal and print acknowledgement at Big Wig Ball
Custom Sponsorship Packages are available: email sylvain@neworleansopera.org

This event has a wide, diverse group of cultural supporters, and we love promoting our local sponsors. Please join us in continuing this annual tradition that strengthens the local arts community by becoming a sponsor today.

About Sylvain Society

Sylvain Society is the New Orleans Opera Association’s young professionals affiliate organization. Sylvain’s mission is to connect the operatic arts to the Greater New Orleans community. Membership is free and open to individuals ages 21 through 45.

Sylvain Steering Committee Chairs: Amanda Credeur, Ava McClain, Michael Roussel Jr., and Bianca Spears.

Learn more at www.neworleansopera.org/sylvain

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Opera excitment was in the air!

The Sylvain Society hosted a Summer Seersucker Brunch to celebrate the opening of the 2019-2020 opera season on August 11, 2019. Guest speaker, General and Artistic Director, Robert Lyall shared insights about the new season and other exciting events on the horizon.

We think this was the first of many Summer Seersucker Brunches.

Thanks to everyone that attended and thank you Sylvain Society!

Are you interested in joining the Sylvain Society? Click here!

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Sylvain Society

Sylvain Society is the young professionals affiliate group of the New Orleans Opera Association. Established in 2017, our purpose is to connect the operatic arts to the Greater New Orleans community.

Join us for cultural events around the city, discounts on opera performances, and educational fundraising endeavors to support opera education.

Membership is free and open to anyone age 21-45.

Sylvain Society’s name is an ode to André Grétry’s “Sylvain” opera, the first documented opera performed in New Orleans at the Theatre de la Rue Saint Pierre on May 22, 1796.

2020-2021 Steering Committee

Amanda Credeur
Michael Roussel
Bianca Spears

This just in!

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The Sylvain Society’s Summer Seersucker Brunch

The Sylvain Society is hosting a Summer Seersucker Brunch to celebrate the opening of the 2019-2020 opera season. Guest speaker, General and Artistic Director, Robert Lyall will share insights about the new season and other exciting events on the horizon.

Grab your seersucker and join us at Ralph’s on the Park!

 (Seating is limited)