A Streetcar Named Desire

OPERA BALL 2023

The Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association is thrilled to announce the return of the annual fundraising gala featuring “A Streetcar Named Desire” as the theme and the stylish Higgins Hotel as the backdrop.

Just like a ride on our historic streetcars the Opera Ball this year will be a journey to celebrate all things that make New Orleans unique – our music, our culture and our joie de vivre.

Please join us to celebrate and support Opera in America’s first City of Opera!

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Join Opera Ball Co-Chairs, Susan Garic Mitchell and Rebeccka Coe and dance the night away with music from BRW.

Patron Party, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

  • Rosie’s on the Roof (atop the Higgins Hotel)
  • Ticket holders at the Patron Guest level and up are invited to attend this preview event with entertainment by Anäis St. John.

Opera Ball, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

  • Higgins Hotel Ballroom, 1000 Magazine St, NOLA 70130
  • Dress Code: Black Tie Preferred

An exciting auction begins on October 3, 2023 with a raffle opening during the event!

Raffle Highlight!

Stunning Sapphire and Diamond Drop Earring

Value: $2,900
Raffle: $25 a ticket or $100 for 5 tickets

Raffle courtesy of

Auction Highlight!

Win your very own impossible to get tickets for a ten person table at the Goodenough Supper Club – retail $1850.

The splendid New Orleans cityscape seen from Rosie’s on the Roof, complemented by Anäis St. John’s lovely music, provides a wonderful way to kick off the Opera Ball at the Patron Party!

General Admission – $250

Admission to the New Orleans Opera Ball

Patron Guest – $350
  • Admission to Patron Party on roof of the Higgins Hotel with Patron Gifts
  • Admission to the New Orleans Opera Ball
The Stella Package – Gift of $3,500
  • Logo on the New Orleans Opera Ball website
  • Logo on the Opera Ball invitation and recognition at the Event
  • Logo in the Opera Ball Program
  • Logo on Signage at the Ball
  • Acknowledgement in the 4 Programs for the New Orleans Opera Performances
  • Seating for 2 at prime location table in the Higgins Hotel Ballroom
  • Admission for 2 to the Patron Party/Opera Ball with Patron Gifts
The Stanley Package – Gift of $5,000
  • Logo on the New Orleans Opera Ball website
  • Logo on the Opera Ball invitation and recognition at the Event
  • Logo in the Opera Ball Program
  • Logo on Signage at the Ball
  • Acknowledgement in the 4 Programs for the New Orleans Opera Performances
  • Seating for 4 at prime location table in the Higgins Hotel Ballroom
  • Admission for 4 to the Patron Party/Opera Ball with Patron Gifts
The Blanche Package – Gift of $7,500
  • Logo on the New Orleans Opera Ball website
  • Logo on the Opera Ball Invitation and Recognition at the Event
  • Logo in the Opera Ball Program
  • Logo on Signage at the Ball
  • Acknowledgement in the 4 Programs for the New Orleans Opera performances
  • Seating for 6 at prime location table in the Higgins Hotel Ballroom
  • Admission for 6 to the Patron Party/Opera Ball with Patron Gifts
The Desire Package – Gift of $10,000
  • Logo on the New Orleans Opera Ball website
  • Logo on the Opera Ball Invitation and Recognition at the Event
  • Acknowledgement in the 4 Programs for the New Orleans Opera performances
  • Table for 10 in prime location in the Higgins Hotel Ballroom
  • Admission for 10 to the Patron Party/Opera Ball with Patron gifts
  • Logo in the Opera Ball Program

Here’s your chance to win Dinner For Two every week for a year.

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