Cincinnati Opera Gala:
A Night of Passion and Fashion


Celebrating opera, fashion and love



Event Co-Chairs: Liz Kathman Grubow & Flávia Bastos, Ph.D.

Honorees: Susan & John M. Tew, Jr., M.D.


Join us for an exciting evening of fashion, opera, and love at the elegant Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza as we pay homage to our 2019 production of Romeo & Juliet and honor Susan and John M. Tew, Jr., M.D. Guests will experience a unique collaboration of live opera music and fashion, featuring works by student fashion designers from the Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design at University of Cincinnati’s DAAP. Opera music will be sung by rising, young stars from the University of Cincinnati’s CCM, making this a truly remarkable collaboration of the stars of tomorrow. Feel like one of the divas and have your picture taken by acclaimed fashion photographer, Annette Navarro. Enjoy the stunning backdrop of the historic Hall of Mirrors while you sip cocktails and await the love vignettes, an immersive opera and fashion experience. The night will continue with dinner in the Pavilion and an after party on the runway.

Friday, November 16, 2018
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

6:00 PM | Cocktails
7:00 PM | Fashion Show & Opera Performance
8:00 PM | Dinner & Honorees recognition
9:00 PM | Live Auction
9:30 PM | Pick Your Poison, the After-Party


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The Gala is a celebration of Cincinnati Opera’s partnerships with the University of Cincinnati, and will honor Susan and John M. Tew, Jr., M.D. for their incredible contributions to our community through their support of Cincinnati Opera, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, inner city youth programs, and the incredible work John has accomplished during his long tenure with the UC Department of Neurosurgery and the UC Neuroscience Institute, as well as his help in creating the UC Health/Cincinnati Opera Music and Healing Partnership.

An acknowledgement of this gift, without specifying an amount, will be sent to Susan & John M. Tew, Jr., M.D.

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For questions or more information, please contact Madalyn Mills at Email Madalyn Mills or (513) 768-5524. Cincinnati Opera is a 501(c)(3) organization; our Federal tax ID is 31-0549044. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.