TulsaOpera Ball 2024

The 2024 Tulsa Opera Ball will be held on Saturday, March 30th, 2024 at the Mayo Hotel.

Part of our city’s vibrant social calendar for the past 63 years, the Tulsa Opera Ball is an iconic happening and a can’t miss event for young men and women, their families, and the community. We invite and welcome all high school seniors to become Debutantes and Squires and join us in this unique opportunity to celebrate their success and support Tulsa Opera.

Opera Ball offers lasting recognition and memories to young men and women and their families; it’s a celebration of all they have accomplished and a toast to their future. It also supports Tulsa Opera’s 75-year tradition of inspiring, educating, and enriching thousands of lives through professional productions and robust education and engagement programs.

Ticket sales have ended at this time. If you have any questions, please contact Brigid Vance at bvance@tulsaopera.com or 918.582.3133.

Debutante Attire

The pure white Debutante ballgown is a longtime tradition that, this year, each Debutante will select on their own, reflecting their personal elegance and style. Event Planner Annie Brady is available to advise each family about gown selection. Debutante shoes should be either white or nude with a sensible heel.

Tulsa Opera will provide each Debutante with a pair of white opera gloves, pearl pendant necklace and floral bouquet to carry.

Squire Attire

The Squire tuxedo is a handsome match to the formal evening. In early 2024, Squires will be invited for fittings where they will be suited with a tuxedo including shoes and gloves.

Tulsa Opera will provide pearl cufflinks and a personalized Opera medallion for each Squire.

Calendar of Events


Opera Ball Registrations Due
Friday, October 13th

Opera Ball Pizza Party and The Medium Dress Rehearsal
Thursday, October 19th
Studio 308
Our first official event for the Opera Ball Class of 2024! Enjoy a pizza dinner while you get to know your fellow Debs and Squires. After dinner, head over to Studio 308 to watch the final dress rehearsal of Tulsa Opera’s first show of the 2023-24 season, Menotti’s The Medium.

December 2023

Sarah Coburn Benefit Concert Tickets
Enjoy four complimentary tickets to this elegant and intimate evening with Oklahoma’s own opera star.


Songs by Heart Valentine’s Service Event
Saturday Mornings in February
Various Assisted Living Homes in Tulsa
Be a part of Tulsa Opera’s therapeutic music program Songs by Heart! More details to come soon.

Tuxedo Fittings
Date To Be Determined

March 2024

Opera Ball Portraits
Saturday, March 9th | Sunday, March 10th
Scheduling information will be sent out in February.

Opera Ball Waltz Lessons with Kara Staiger at Overture Studios
Thursday, March 7th 8-9:30 pm
Tuesday, March 12th 8-9:30 pm
Learn a simple yet elegant waltz for the ceremony. Debutantes and Squires should plan to attend both sessions with the adult with whom they will be waltzing during the presentation and ceremony.

Opera Ball Rehearsal
Tuesday, March 26th
The Mayo Hotel
Practice makes perfect! Join us for a fun rehearsal and perfect your waltzing skills before the big night.

2024 Opera Ball
Saturday, March 30th
The Mayo Hotel
An unforgettable evening! Opera Ball Debutantes and Squires will make their much anticipated, elegant debut, dancing the night away with family and friends.

Meet the Photographer

We are thrilled to welcome back photographer Amy Herndon to Opera Ball. Amy is a mom of three kids who turned passion for photography into a well known and highly respected business. Since 2009, Amy has created pictures that evoke emotion and illustrate the precious details of families, children and young adults.

Amy has graciously donated her services to Tulsa Opera since 2014 as the official photographer for the Squire and Debutante portraits. All of her children, two sons and one daughter, participated in Opera Ball and Amy served as co-chair of the ball each of those years. Her experience and knowledge are invaluable, and we are thrilled to have her help again this year both as an Opera Ball committee member and as our photographer.

2023 Photo Gallery


Amy Herndon