September 14, 2019

Join us for a night to celebrate timelessness, modern elegance and the natural beauty of opera.


Live Auction Preview

You are invited to join us for a once in-a-lifetime benefit gala beginning with a cocktail hour, dinner and live auction, and a private concert featuring Sutton Foster. Join the Young Patron Society as it hosts the After Party with DJ Gregarious and Portrait Studio with photographer Gia Goodrich.


Bill Sweat + Donna Morris
Proprietors, Winderlea Vineyard & Winery

Poison Waters, Mistress of Ceremonies
Ian Lindsey, Auctioneer

6:00 PM | Champagne + Welcome Reception

7:00 PM | Dinner + Live Auction
Menu inspired by the bounty of our regional flora & fauna, featuring Artemis Foods

9:00 PM | Private Concert
Featuring Tony Award-winning singer, Sutton Foster

10:00 PM | After Party
Enjoy sumptuous treats and dance the night away with DJ Gregarious



Two-Time Tony Award-winning actress, singer, and star of TV Land’s “Younger” SUTTON FOSTER!


In one night, with one clear objective, we will raise one million dollars for Portland Opera.


Please contact our staff for information regarding sponsorship opportunities and table reservations.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Angela Glabach-Vu, Donor Relations Manager | | 503.417.0601

If you cannot attend, but would like to make a contribution in support of the event, go here.

For information on sponsor benefits & levels go here.


Sutton Foster is an award-winning actor, singer and dancer who has performed in 11 Broadway shows – most recently the revival of Violet – and originated roles in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein, Shrek The Musical, and her Tony Award-winning performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

She was first seen on television on “Star Search” at age 15, and has more recently appeared in “Bunheads”, “Psych”, “Johnny and the Sprites”, “Flight of the Conchords”, “Sesame Street”, “Law and Order SVU” and “Royal Pains”.

As a solo artist, Sutton has performed all over the country as well as internationally with her musical director Michael Rafter, She has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein’s, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, Joe’s Pub and many others.

In 2011 she received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Ball State University where she also is on faculty as a teacher and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Since March 2015, she stars in TVLand’s new series, “Younger” created by Darren Star.


Gia Goodrich is an award-winning photographer and strategist, and is the owner and founder of Portland’s VEV Studios. Her work has been featured in major publications including The New York Times, The Oregonian, Tech Insider, CNN, Huffington Post and Portland Monthly. Gia’s projects and content have garnered local and national attention, including her #LoveWinsPortraits project (for which she received a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council) which celebrated LGBTQ couples throughout the Portland area.

Her superpowers are connecting with people and telling stories with pictures, and she has been called “the next Annie Leibovitz.”


For over five decades, Portland Opera has contributed to the cultural, artistic, and economic landscape of the city that we love. Proceeds from the Flora + Fauna Fall Ball will strengthen our ability to serve our audiences and the region. Your support underscores our dedication to offering integrated arts curricula and opera experiences for young audiences through our Portland Opera to Go educational outreach program; and supports our commitment to professional development for the next generation of artists, storytellers, and leaders in our field through the Resident Artist program.

This event helps make it possible for us to continue to share the beauty and breadth of opera. For more information about the impact of the Flora + Fauna Fall Ball, please email us: or call 503.417.0581.

Photos below, Baroque Ball gala event, 2017.