Un ballo in maschera —a Bellissima friendraiser

Un ballo in maschera —a Bellissima friendraiser


Oct 22, 2022    
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event Type

Just in time for Halloween and World Opera Day, be inspired by masked balls of yore.

Spend an exclusive evening with Bellissima Opera Artistic Director Christine Steyer, pianist Peter Storms, and 38 of your best new friends. Come unmask our 2023 season and upcoming commissioned work.

Enjoy wine, craft beer, appetizers, and a brief performance. Costumes and theatrical masks are encouraged, with prizes for the most creative.


Our goal is to raise $3,500 to: 

  • Bring Bellissima’s Opera in the Classroom to the Catalyst Grammar School in Austin and Holy Trinity High School at Noble Square, Chicago.
  • Commission an original women’s quartet “Will They Remember Life Was Beautiful?”. This contemplation on young lives lost to gun violence will premiere at our 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Concert on March 5, 2023. The lyricist and composer to be revealed at our friendraiser!

When: Saturday, October 22, from 7:00-9:00pm

Location: private home in Oak Park – free street parking. Exact address will be sent one week prior to the event.

Regular admission is $40 per person.
VIPs $100 donation provides extra support (includes a set of 3 raffle tickets).

Raffle tickets will be on sale during the evening:
1 for $10 or 3 for $25. The grand prize is a weekend getaway at a private cabin in South Haven, Michigan.

Reserve your place below.
*Can’t attend in person? Donate today! (Please designate your donation for “In the Classroom initiatives” https://workinginconcert.org/donate/