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Auction Benefitting Cincinnati Opera


Cincinnati Opera celebrates its gala annually with a festive evening filled with performances, cocktails, dinner and a live auction—the funds of which benefit the organization’s four-production summer season. This year’s November 18th black tie event is special. After almost two years of renovations, the 1878 Cincinnati Music Hall and home of the city’s classical musical performance is reopening with updated interiors and swanky, spacious new seats. The legacy of the arts organization in the region is long and impactful. Founded in 1920, Cincinnati Opera is the second oldest company in the country after the Metropolitan Opera of New York.

“We’ll have a wonderful performance of an aria from La Traviata,” explains event co-chair Anne Zaring, of what’s in store for the evening, in addition to cocktails, dinner, and a live auction. For the first time, the opera is also running the online auction component of the efforts with EBTH, in hopes that the scope and reach of the audience brings in even more funds for programming. “We do four operas each summer, and the entire benefit and online auction go to running them,” Zaring explains. “It’s such an incredible art form; all of the sets, costumes, internationally-renown singers who we fly in from across the globe, the full symphony orchestra.”

Seller Story: Auction Benefitting Cincinnati Opera
Seller Story: Auction Benefitting Cincinnati Opera
Chanel T-Strap Bordeaux Suede Spectator Pumps

Chanel T-Strap Bordeaux Suede Spectator Pumps

Final Bid:
$145
Two Cincinnati Reds Diamond Seat Tickets and Parking Pass for the 2018 Season

Two Cincinnati Reds Diamond Seat Tickets and Parking Pass for the 2018 Season

Final Bid:
$501
Escada Black and White Knit Sweater and Skirt with Colorful Butterflies

Escada Black and White Knit Sweater and Skirt with Colorful Butterflies

Final Bid:
$20
Black Wedgwood Jasperware Footed Vase

Black Wedgwood Jasperware Footed Vase

Final Bid:
$122
Judith Leiber Red Pleated Snakeskin Clutch

Judith Leiber Red Pleated Snakeskin Clutch

Final Bid:
$322
PRIORITY-Alexander Shekhovtsov Oil Painting on Canvas "Thickets"

PRIORITY-Alexander Shekhovtsov Oil Painting on Canvas "Thickets"

Final Bid:
$52
Manolo Blahnik "Newcio" Snake Skin Pump

Manolo Blahnik "Newcio" Snake Skin Pump

Final Bid:
$235
Pair of Hand Woven Kilim Runners in Red, Navy and Gray Sewn Together

Pair of Hand Woven Kilim Runners in Red, Navy and Gray Sewn Together

Final Bid:
$100
James Dixon & Sons Hallmarked Art Deco Silver Plated Field Bar in Leather Case

James Dixon & Sons Hallmarked Art Deco Silver Plated Field Bar in Leather Case

Final Bid:
$3,383
Vintage Ralph Lauren Polo Country Hand-Knit Wool Sweater

Vintage Ralph Lauren Polo Country Hand-Knit Wool Sweater

Final Bid:
$71
Barry Brinker One-Of-A-Kind Sterling and Bronze Necklace

Barry Brinker One-Of-A-Kind Sterling and Bronze Necklace

Final Bid:
$400
Tom Levine Limited Edition Etching on Paper

Tom Levine Limited Edition Etching on Paper

Final Bid:
$130
David Miretsky Ink Painting on Paper Abstract Figure

David Miretsky Ink Painting on Paper Abstract Figure

Final Bid:
$304
Dolce and Gabbana Champagne Damask Jacket and Pant Suit, Made in Italy

Dolce and Gabbana Champagne Damask Jacket and Pant Suit, Made in Italy

Final Bid:
$47
Chanel Beige and Black Kitten Heel Pump with Bow, Never Worn

Chanel Beige and Black Kitten Heel Pump with Bow, Never Worn

Final Bid:
$300
Cincinnati's Opera's "Another Brick in the Wall" Tickets and Dinner at Metropole

Cincinnati's Opera's "Another Brick in the Wall" Tickets and Dinner at Metropole

Final Bid:
$328
Judith Leiber Black Leather Evening Bag

Judith Leiber Black Leather Evening Bag

Final Bid:
$160
Two Tickets from the Metropolitan Opera's January 12, 2018 Performance, "Tosca"

Two Tickets from the Metropolitan Opera's January 12, 2018 Performance, "Tosca"

Final Bid:
$275
Oscar de la Renta Black and White Heathered Knit Jacket and Skirt

Oscar de la Renta Black and White Heathered Knit Jacket and Skirt

Final Bid:
$160
Kosta Bode Edenfalk Six Sided Crystal Vase

Kosta Bode Edenfalk Six Sided Crystal Vase

Final Bid:
$70
"Alilang" Rhinestone Choker with Bengal Tiger

"Alilang" Rhinestone Choker with Bengal Tiger

Final Bid:
$75
Vintage St. John Black Knit Dress with Sequin Detailing at the Neckline

Vintage St. John Black Knit Dress with Sequin Detailing at the Neckline

Final Bid:
$77
Opera Legend Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) Hand Written and Signed Note

Opera Legend Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) Hand Written and Signed Note

Final Bid:
$1,119
Bottega Veneta Woven Black Satin Evening Bag

Bottega Veneta Woven Black Satin Evening Bag

Final Bid:
$210
Carved Shell Cameo Converter Brooch in 18K Yellow Gold Mount

Carved Shell Cameo Converter Brooch in 18K Yellow Gold Mount

Final Bid:
$450
Badgley Mischka Ivory Satin Kitten Heels with Rhinestone Embellishment

Badgley Mischka Ivory Satin Kitten Heels with Rhinestone Embellishment

Final Bid:
$60
West Baden Springs Hotel Gift Certificate

West Baden Springs Hotel Gift Certificate

Final Bid:
$510
Brass Six Arm Chandelier with Two Sets of Shades

Brass Six Arm Chandelier with Two Sets of Shades

Final Bid:
$170
Burberrys Cotton Gaberdine Trench Coat with Removable Wool Lining

Burberrys Cotton Gaberdine Trench Coat with Removable Wool Lining

Final Bid:
$402
Original Seascape Oil Painting on Canvas, Signed

Original Seascape Oil Painting on Canvas, Signed

Final Bid:
$201
Colorful Beaded Choker Necklace and Coordinating Earrings

Colorful Beaded Choker Necklace and Coordinating Earrings

Final Bid:
$26
Women's Indigo Blue Ribbed Chenille Suit and Silk Blouse Ensemble by "Zenobia"

Women's Indigo Blue Ribbed Chenille Suit and Silk Blouse Ensemble by "Zenobia"

Final Bid:
$75
Jimmy Choo Black Leather Mini "Tulita" Hobo Handbag

Jimmy Choo Black Leather Mini "Tulita" Hobo Handbag

Final Bid:
$225
Leonard of Paris Extra Fine Merino Wool Butterfly Twinset in Navy

Leonard of Paris Extra Fine Merino Wool Butterfly Twinset in Navy

Final Bid:
$177
VIP Opera Evening with Pre-Theater Dinner and Wine Pairings for Four

VIP Opera Evening with Pre-Theater Dinner and Wine Pairings for Four

Final Bid:
$350
Men's Salvatore Ferragamo Black Patent Leather Tuxedo Loafers, Made in Italy

Men's Salvatore Ferragamo Black Patent Leather Tuxedo Loafers, Made in Italy

Final Bid:
$156
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Seller Story: Auction Benefitting Cincinnati Opera

Available until November 20, EBTH auction items include rare rugs rescued from a Buddhist temple in Nepal before its destruction, Ferragamo and Chanel shoes, Diamond tickets to a Cincinnati Reds game, a Tom Levine etching, a crocodile Furla bag, and a 7-day holiday in the South of France. Proceeds support the mission of the opera which, Zaring explains, is “To enrich and connect the community through diverse opera experiences. “We do a lot of outreach in schools—every year, we do a children’s opera, like Little Red Riding Hood , and have trained singers go into classrooms with costumes and props. And we also do a lot of work in the community,” she continues, “We have something called Opera Express, where we go to different neighborhoods throughout the city in a bus, pull into parking lots and invite people over for a 15-minute opera experience. They truly fall in love with the art form.”