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Cincinnati Opera Pride Night

Presented by Cincinnati Opera at Music Hall, Cincinnati OH

Jul 08 2022
Cincinnati Opera Pride Night

You’re invited to an evening of advocacy for visibility and equality

You’re invited to an evening of advocacy for visibility and equality: our 14th Pride Night, celebrating Greater Cincinnati’s LGBTQIA+ community and supporters.

Join us for a performance of the perfectly preposterous comedy The Pirates of Penzance. Then stay for a glamorous party featuring cocktails, music, light bites by A Catered Affair, and dazzling décor by Cincinnati event designer extraordinaire Joe Rigotti.

Schedule of Events:
6:30 p.m.: Pre-Performance Private Sponsor Reception; Taft Suite, Music Hall
7:30 p.m.: The Pirates of Penzance; Springer Auditorium, Music Hall
10:00 p.m.: Pride Night Celebration; Corbett Tower, Music Hall

Honoring Doug Ignatius and Bruce Preston
Bruce Preston has been a fixture in the gay community since his early days in Cincinnati. His extensive community involvement includes Pride TV host, Alternating Currents Radio Show host, organizer of early Pride festivals and parades, a singing member and board member of the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, and Artswave Pride committee member.

Doug Ignatius is a current Cincinnati Opera Board member, Vice-President of Fund Development for the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, and former board member of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Bruce and Doug are humbled to be honored by such an inclusive and prestigious arts organization that has been at the forefront of highlighting and supporting LGBTQ+ people and our stories.

Doug’s love of opera began when he was studying abroad in Versailles, France, and Bruce’s love of opera began when he met Doug. They have been Cincinnati Opera subscribers for more than 20 years and have attended every Pride Night celebration.

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Contact: 513-241-2742


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Music Hall

1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Several parking options surround Music Hall. A 450-space underground garage at Washington Park is located directly across Elm Street from the front doors of venue. This convenient garage also has handicapped parking and elevators. A surface lot between Music Hall and Memorial Hall is accessible from Elm Street and Central Parkway. Convenient parking is also available at the Town Center Parking (CET) Garage on Central Parkway. Pay-on-entry parking is $10-$15 for special events at all nearby lots. For more information about parking at Music Hall, call (513) 744-3344.

Handicapped-Accessible Parking: There are several handicap-designated spots at the Washington Park Garage across the street from Music Hall, as well as at the surface lot located between Music Hall and Memorial Hall and in the Town Center (CET) Garage on Central Parkway. We recommend arriving early for the best parking. You may also drop off patrons in front of Music Hall on Elm Street and then park. If you require wheelchair assistance, please alert a security officer and they will contact a staff member to bring a wheelchair out to the curb and assist you to your seats.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access

Music Hall staff strive to provide every patron with a quality experience when they visit, and accomodations are available for persons with special needs. All patrons are encouraged to contact us for

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