Cincinnati Opera Pride Night Celebration



Join us for a Celebration of Love

Honoring Brett Stover

Event Co-Chairs: John Fredeking and Brett Willson


Cincinnati Opera is proud to present its 13th Anniversary 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, a silent auction, and dazzling décor by Joe Rigotti.

Saturday, June 29, 2019
6:30 PM | Pre-performance reception for Hosts and 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

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.

Choose a sponsor level or Host ticket below, or click HERE to purchase an attendee level ticket.



Sponsor Pride Night at one of the following levels:     Total Amount   $




For questions or more information, please contact Teddy Gumbleton at Email Teddy Gumbleton or (513) 768-5520. 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.