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The Wichita Grand Opera Champagne Ball

the Annual Opera Ball, 2017


Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Wichita

400 W. Waterman, Wichita, KS 67202


   

          According to the makers of Le Grande Courtage, “A Party without Champagne is just a Meeting.” And on May 6th, WGO will follow that very sentiment as we will toast the town, with THE WICHITA GRAND OPERA CHAMPAGNE BALL, THE ONLY Social Event or Opera Ball of it's kind in the state of Kansas.

          Sip on the signature bubbly as you revel in the evening’s festivities; delight in a three-course dinner complete with champagne flair; enjoy "The Champagne Aria” from Die Fledermaus and “Drink, Drink, Drink;" bid on striking silent auction items and luxury live auction items; and dance the night away to the tunes of the spectacular Matt Johnston and Co. returning by popular demand.

          As Napoleon Bonaparte once famously said, “In victory, you deserve champagne. In defeat, you NEED it!” And our Champagne Opera Ball committee is taking that to heart. Under the leadership of Committee Chairs Georges and Jocelyne Ausseil and Honorary Chairs Tony Caputo and LewJene Schneider and an enthusiastic and energetic ball committee pulled together from all walks of life already hard at work, Champagne! will be a treat for all in attendance.

          Perhaps Mark Twain said it best when he exclaimed “Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is JUST RIGHT.” May 6th will be a night to remember, but be sure to wear your dancing shoes and prepare to see and be seen.

 

Invitations and tickets to The Wichita Grand Opera Champagne Ball are available through

WGO’s Box Office at (316) 262-8054, or online at SelectASeat.com.

Individual tickets are $200 per person ($140 of which is tax-deductible)
A Table of TEN is $1,500 ($900 of which is tax-deductible)

Wichita Grand Opera is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation.


 



"The Great Gatsby" Opera Ball, May 10, 2014

   


Winnie Laughlin with Placido Domingo
The Domingo Opera Ball
, December 7, 2002



Joyce DiDonato with Dr. Dennis & Ann Ross
"Date with the Diva" Opera Ball
, April 18, 2009

   


Joyce DiDonato with Dr. Joseph & Mrs. Stella Galichia
"Date with the Diva" Opera Ball
, April 18, 2009



Joyce DiDonato with Dr. Donald & Mrs. Shirley Beggs
"Date with the Diva" Opera Ball
, April 18, 2009

   


Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Winnie Laughlin
"Date with the Diva" Opera Ball
, April 18, 2009



Mr. & Mrs. Roger & Ingrid Whyte
"Date with the Diva" Opera Ball
, April 18, 2009

   


The Six Chairmen of the Board as Chairmen of the "Casino Royale" Opera Ball, June 20, 2015

   


Mr. Parvan Bakardiev and Mrs. Margaret Ann Pent
"Pleasures of the Orient" Opera Ball
, June 18, 2016



Mr. & Mrs. Georges & Jocelyne Aussiel
"Pleasures of the Orient" Opera Ball
, June 18, 2016

   


Mrs. Mzia Gibson, Mrs. Margaret Ann Pent, Mrs. Jinny Garvey, Dr. Mouna Todorov
Mrs. Shayna Leahy, Ms. Sierra Scott & Mrs. Lindsey Ramey
"Pleasures of the Orient" Opera Ball
, June 18, 2016

   


Drs. Mouna & Ned Todorov
"Pleasures of the Orient" Opera Ball, June 18, 2016



Mr. & Mrs. Terry & Jody Klein
"Pleasures of the Orient" Opera Ball
, June 18, 2016