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Operazzi Under the Big Top

Pensacola Opera’s Annual Spring Fundraising Event

EVENT date


April 29, 2023

6:30 PM


Sanders Beach Corinne Jones Resource Center


A 1920’s Vintage Circus


Themed Apparel Encouraged

or Black Tie


Come one, come all..there’s magic to do! Operazzi is back Under the Big Top for an evening of the fantastical to support Pensacola Opera! Enjoy a Culinary Productions gourmet four course dinner, free-flowing wine, live music & entertainment provided by Mr. Big & The Rhythm Sisters and the White Tied Quartet performing with Flying With Ease! Indulge in specialty dessert stations including Whim Cotton Candy and Fannie Lou’s Ice Cream. 

The evening’s main attraction will be a live auction featuring unique items and experiences, followed by a paddle raise to support our Jan Miller Studio Artist program. 

Join us for what’s promised to be the greatest show on earth!

Saturday, April 29 at 6:30 PM
Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center
Dress: Themed Dress or Black Tie
Tickets: $150 all-inclusive!
Young Professional Ticket: $75
Reserved for ages 21 – 40. Must present at ID at event check-in. Limited number of YP tickets available. 

All proceeds go to supporting the mission of Pensacola Opera – to enrich the culture of Northwest Florida by producing professional opera performances, educational programs, and other opera-related community events for people of all ages, interests and backgrounds.

Operazzi Sponsors



Diane Appleyard
Jan & Ron Miller
Jane Merrill
Ruth & Rick Harper


Michael V. Riesberg MD, The Opera Doc


Justine Simoni


Dr. Elise T. Gordon
Executive Landscaping
Marte Picker
Nan Einhart
Old Hickory Whiskey Bar


Bobby & Sheila Dunn
Cat Country 98.7/NewsRadio1620
Clair & Robert Montgomery
Culinary Productions
David Richbourg
Fiore of Pensacola
Lt. Col. & Lyndi Kessler
Meg Burke Photography
Ballinger Publishing


ABC Properties
Barbara Jackson
Bella Magazine
Brian & Marie Baumgardner
HUB International – Mike and Karla Eddins
Dr. John & Theresa Brannan
Nan Harper & John Pinzino/Island Realty
Philomena Madden
Scarlett/FACES Magazines
Trisha Woodburn & Lynne Tobin


Aaron Erskine
Jerry Shannon & Charlie Smoke
Karen Burke
Lois Benson
Louie Watkins

Operazzi Food & Entertainment


Mr. Big & The Rhythm Sisters


White Tied Quartet
Flying With Ease


Dinner by Culinary Productions
Dessert Vendors include Whim Cotton Candy & Fannie Lou’s Ice Cream


Marty Stanovich

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