Join us for Opera Ball 2024

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.

Want to learn how you can become a part of this time-honored tradition? Check out our calendar of events, details, and photo gallery to learn more and contact Dani Keil at or 918.583.5918.


Fees for Debutantes and Squires:
Due at time of registration: $2,000
1st payment due November 1, 2023: $2,000
Final payment due December 1, 2023: $1,000

For your convenience we offer the above payment plan with credit card on file or require payment or require payment in full by October 6, 2023 (check or credit card.) Payment plan may be made by filling out the credit card authorization on response card. For IRS purposes, the amount beyond $1,500 is deductible to the extent of the law.

Debutantes/Squires will receive:

  • Ball reservations for four (4). Debutante/squire, family, and friends. Additional ball reservations will be available for purchase after January 1st.
  • Accessories for the evening of Opera Ball. (See the Attire section below.)
  • Four (4) Tickets to Sarah Coburn: A Benefit Concert on December 2nd at Lorton Performance Center.
  • Service hours with Tulsa Opera’s impactful Songs by Heart program.
  • Portrait sitting with Amy Herndon Photography.
  • Portrait in Tulsa People Magazine. (March 2024 issue)
  • Support of Tulsa Opera’s nationally recognized performances and educational programs. Family listed under the appropriate level of giving in all 2023-24 donor listings.

Debutante Attire

The white Debutante dress is the star of the evening. In late 2023, Debutantes will be invited for a fitting session where their pure white gowns will be tailored for a perfect fit. Shoes should be either white or nude with a sensible heel.

Tulsa Opera will provide the identical white dresses, floral bouquets, gloves, and a pearl and gold necklace for each Debutante.


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 boutonnieres, pocket squares, custom made cufflinks, and 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.

January 2024

Gown Fittings
Date To Be Determined


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

Opera Ball Portraits
Sunday, February 11th | Sunday, February 18th |
Monday, February 19th
Scheduling information will be sent out in January.

March 2024

Opera Ball Rehearsal
Date To Be Determined
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.

Register Now!

Please contact Dani Keil at 918-583-5918 if you are interested in registering.

Meet the Designer

Tulsa Opera is thrilled to partner with local fashion designer Lisa Jae on the design of the 2024 Debutante gowns. Lisa will create a unique custom gown for Tulsa Opera Debutantes, something they treasure for years to come.

“I’m thrilled to design for the Tulsa Opera Debutantes, a role that holds special significance as a Tulsa native. This opportunity is not only about enhancing existing beauty, style and elegance; it aligns perfectly with the Tulsa Opera’s tradition of inspiring, and enriching thousands of lives. It’s a delightful opportunity to contribute to their legacy, while also championing emerging designers like myself and bring the spotlight to our talented community and showcase the creativity that thrives right here in Tulsa.” – Lisa Jae

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