Hold on to your hats: this year, instead of one gala, we’ll be bringing you four UnGalas  all throughout the year. Each event will feature dining, drinking, and some very exciting entertainment along with live and silent auction items and opportunity drawings.

Dream Variation
Saturday, February 15th 6pm-10pm

The unheard songs and arias of Black composers throughout classical music history will be interspersed with contemporary tracks, followed by dinner, drinks, and dancing. All held in the amazing California African American Museum. Single tickets are $150.

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Support one, support all! Your UnGala sponsorship gains entrance to all four exclusive events!

Contact Hannah Waldman, Director of Development, to reserve your sponsorship!
(562) 470-7464 x 105
[email protected]

$25,000 Top Underwriter

  • Reserved table seating for 8 people in best location
  • Underwrites an additional 12 tickets for community members or youth so they attend for free
  • Large sponsor sign posted at event
  • Back Cover of program for event
  • Personal meet-and-greet/ photo ops with artists after event is finished
  • Full page ads in LBO production season program (3 opera, 6000 plus potential reach)
  • Logo appears in all online marketing of event (E-blast list 9500 unique addresses)

$10,000 Underwriter Table

  • Reserved table seating for 8
  • Underwrites an additional 8 tickets for community members or youth so they can attend for free

$5,000 Partner Table

  • Reserved table seating for 8
  • Underwrites half the cost of a table for one of our community partners so group can attend at a reduced cost

$3,000 Sponsor Table

  • Reserved table seating for 8

Previous UnGalas

Divalicious Drag-Off
Sunday, October 6th 6pm-10pm

Pairs of opera divas and drag queens compete in aria and lip-synch challenges for the crown. Hamburger Mary’s famous buffet and strong drinks will put you in the mood to party.

Sirens of the Sea
Saturday, November 9th 6pm-10pm

Extravagance in the extreme, featuring a steak and lobster dinner, 180-degree views of the sea, and exquisite arias and songs of the sea performed by a group of “sirens.” Opulence will abound at the Queensview Steakhouse at Parker’s Lighthouse.

National Endowement for the Arts    California Arts Council Arts Council for Long Beach City of Long Beach Art Works Opera America KUSC

This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at cac.ca.gov
Supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach.
Long Beach Opera events are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission