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Saturday, May 11

Join us for the sparkling Spring Gala — A Starlit Night — on Saturday, May 11, at 6:00 p.m. at the Commerce Bank Tower.


Chaired by Gina Hoagland and Marcela Manjarrez, A Starlit Night continues a long tradition of fun and joyous gatherings with stellar performances and unforgettable moments celebrating our community. 

For nearly 50 years, OTSL has been a shimmering destination for worldwide audiences, a creative home for generations of opera stars, and a renowned launchpad for talent and new work. The gala supports accessible art experiences for all ages, living wages for artists in our community, and awe-inspiring performances that bring acclaim to St. Louis.


Capacity is very limited, and a waitlist will be implemented. Contact Tori Rezek at or (314) 963-4223 to reserve tickets or join the waitlist. Reservations will be taken in the order received, and those on the waitlist will be contacted as soon as additional tickets become available. 

Purchases and guest information is due by April 26. 

Event information

Tickets & Tables
Tables – $15,000+ (tables of 10)
Tickets – $1,500 – $2,500 

6:00 p.m. Cocktails on Commerce Bank Tower Terrace
8:00 p.m. Dinner & Performances in Husch Blackwell Conference Center 

Commerce Bank Tower
8001 Forsyth Blvd 

Festive formal, black tie optional
Sprinkle some sparkle into your formalwear!
Sequins, jewels, and gems warmly encouraged

Featured Artists

Emily Pogorelc


Moisés Salazar


Gala Co-Chairs

Gina Hoagland
Marcela Manjarrez

Venue Hosts


Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is profoundly grateful to the donors whose generous support will make this a stellar event:*

Presenting Sponsors

Noémi K. Neidorff

Lead Sponsors


Lori & Ted Samuels



Lelia & David Farr
Penny Pennington & Mike Fidler
Dr. Jeanne & Rex Sinquefield





Jim Berges & Elizabeth Mannen Berges
Kim & Tim Eberlein
Robin & Tim Wentworth






Phoebe & Spencer Burke
Karen & Mont Levy
Marcela Manjarrez
Dr. David Sewall & Mr. Jeff Kapfer
Stephen Trampe & Jenny Gupta 


*As of 3/8/2024