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MIOpera Opera Ball Gala and Fashion Show

Date & Time
Sunday, October 22, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
125 per person
201 Broadway Ave, Normal, IL
MIOpera Opera Ball Gala
Where Opera meets Fashion

Get ready for one of the most exciting events in Central Illinois in 2023! MIOpera’s Opera Gala will take you on a fantastical journey of the hits of opera combined with a runaway fashion show that will blow you away! Local designers and the In-Stitches Sewing Studio partner with MIOpera to bring you the show of the fall that everyone will be talking about!

The night will feature vocal performances from the glorious artists of MIOpera partnered with designers that will create unique, stunning and enthralling costume pieces for our artists to walk the runway in and then perform for you. Experience the power of our runway divas and divos, all while raising money for MIOpera’s 2023-2024 Season! A full dinner is included! This is a black tie event! Put on your finery and join us for an event you will not soon forget all while helping out an amazing nonprofit professional arts organization in Central Illinois!

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Waldorf Salad: Mixed Greens, Green Apples, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Raisins, Candied Pecans & Apple Ranch Dressing

Entreé Selections (choose one)
Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken Breast with risotto and Broccolini
Herb Crusted Atlantic Salmon with Saffron Basil Buerre Blanc, Baby Vegetables and Citrus Rice Pilaf
Gnocchi with sun-dried tomato, spinach, snow peas, crispy leeks, lemon truffle cream

Dessert: Ghiradelli Chocolate Bundt Cake

*All dinners include the Waldorf salad, rolls & butter.

** A signature drink hand-crafted by our bartender especially for MIOpera will be available