We have the honor of chairing Opera Carolina’s season opening Gala, Bella Notte.

While we are in the midst of uncertain times, we look forward to once again gathering and celebrating our shared humanity and the arts.

The Gala will take place on Saturday evening, November 7, 2020. Set on stage at the Belk Theater in the midst of Puccini’s “Tosca”, Bella Notte will transport our guests to 19th century Rome.

We hope you will join us for a beautiful evening of breathtaking ambiance, inspired music and joyous fellowship all for the benefit of Opera Carolina and its exceptional performances, education and community programs.

Our sincere thanks to our friends at Wells Fargo Private Bank for their continued support as Title Sponsor for Bella Notte, as well as to the Hearst Corporation, and Bank of America for their corporate table sponsorship.

Dr. Vinay and Preeti Deshmukh, Chairs

Seating capacity for Bella Notte is limited.  We encourage you to confirm your reservation using the Save the Date reply card to ensure receiving the formal invitation this fall.  Please know that the Opera Carolina team continues to monitor government guidelines for social distancing and will be evaluating health and safety measures for all our offerings as the fall approaches.  We are confident that this great community will meet the coronavirus challenge, as we have met so many challenges in the past.  Should we find that our plans for Bella Notte need to be changed, please know that your reservation will be honored.





Bella Notte 2020

Bella Notte is recognized as the premier Charlotte event of the social calendar. This elegantly fun black-tie Gala event opens Opera Carolina’s Grand Opera season.

Set on the beautiful Belk Theater stage in the midst of an original Opera’s theatrical set, Bella Notte celebrates Charlotte as the artistic center of North Carolina.

Bella Notte brings together Greater Charlotte’s business, social, and philanthropic leaders for an evening of elegantly creative design, great entertainment, exquisite cuisine, and dancing.

Seating is limited, and reservations are best made well in advance.





Bella Notte 2020 Sponsorships

Direct your support to one of the many elements that make Bella Notte an amazing experience, and be recognized as the sponsor for:

Entertainment  ›  Cuisine Sponsor  ›  Decor  ›  Cocktail Reception





Commendatori – $25,000

Bella Notte

  • Table of ten, signage recognition, and premiere seating


  • 8 Season Tickets for the Opera Season
  • Season-long recognition at the Diamond Sponsor Level
  • 20% discount for your employees to all Opera performances

Maestro – $15,000

Bella Notte

  • Table of ten, premiere seating


  • 4 Season Tickets for the Opera Season
  • Season-long recognition at the Platinum Sponsor Level
  • 20% discount for your employees to all Opera performances

Individual Reservations

  • $750 per individual
  • $1,000 per individual sponsor
  • $10,000 Table for 10

For more information, to become a Bella Notte sponsor, or to reserve your seat, please contact the Opera at 704.332.7177 x 101. The amount of goods and services received, and is therefore not tax deductible, is $250 per seat.