PRIDE NIGHT

saturday, June 29, 2019 | 10:30 p.m.
Music Hall | Corbett Tower

Honoring Brett Stover
Co-Chairs: John Fredeking and Brett Willson


Celebrate Cincinnati diversity at our 13th Annual Pride Night!

Cincinnati Opera is proud to present its 13th Annual Pride Night Celebration—an event that combines opera with a celebration of Greater Cincinnati's LGBTQIA community and supporters. This glamorous party will feature drinks, music, light bites, and dazzling décor by Joe Rigotti.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 10:30 p.m.
Where: Music Hall

Schedule of Events:
6:30 PM
Pre-Performance Reception For Hosts & Sponsors; Taft Suite, Music Hall
7:30 PM Romeo & Juliet; Springer Auditorium, Music Hall
10:30 PM Pride Night Celebration; Corbett Tower, Music Hall


Brett Stover

Brett Stover

Honoring Brett Stover

Longtime Cincinnati Opera board member Brett Stover attended his first opera on a rush ticket while a student at Miami University. After experiencing incredible productions of Aida, La Bohème, and Carmen, and attending lectures by the dazzling “story lady” Ruth de Blasis, he was hooked to become the opera lover he is today. Through the magnifying lens of opera, he saw where human rights, education, performing, and visual arts join and benefit all. This became a compelling passion to advance many arts causes and to volunteer for so many initiatives, including leading a strategic planning process for Cincinnati Opera and co-founding ArtsWave Pride, the first organization of its kind in the United States. Brett is eternally grateful to Patty Beggs, our ultimate Pride supporter. Her inclusive and loving leadership of the Cincinnati Opera Family has forever changed the tri-state region. Love Always Wins.

To make a donation in honor of Brett Stover, please click below.


Become a Sponsor

$1,000 ($750 tax-deductible)

  • 2 tickets to the June 29th performance of Romeo & Juliet (based on availability)

  • Admission to pre-performance reception

  • 2 tickets to Pride Night Celebration

  • 4 drink tickets for the after-party (distributed at the event)

  • Recognition from stage at Pride Night after-party


$500 ($350 tax-deductible)

  • 2 tickets to the June 29th performance of Romeo & Juliet (based on availability)

  • Admission to pre-performance reception

  • 2 tickets to Pride Night Celebration

  • 2 drink tickets for the after-party (distributed at the event)

  • Recognition on screen at event


Host: $75 per person ($45 tax-deductible)

  • 1 ticket to Pride Night Celebration after-party

  • 1 drink ticket for the after-party (distributed at event)

  • Admission to pre-performance reception

  • Recognition on screen at event

  • 20% discount on Romeo & Juliet tickets (based on availability)


Attendee: $30 per person

  • 1 ticket to Pride Night after-party

  • Admission to pre-performance reception


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