Suit up, Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Opera hosts its 2013 Opera Ball, “The Night of the Rose,” inspired by their June debut of Der Rosenkavalier. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Viennese waltzing fill the black-tie event with singing by soprano Sarah Coburn, who will be performing songs from both opera and Broadway classics.
After the ball, the party starts. The official after-party, “RED Vienna After Dark,” kicks off at 9:30 p.m. with entertainment on an all-night dance floor. Hungry after all that dancing? No worries. A full dessert buffet is available throughout the event along with a cash bar.
2013 Opera Ball: 6:30-9:30 p.m. $250-$5,000. RED Vienna After Dark: 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Both events take place at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 W. Fifth St., Downtown, cincinnatiopera.org.