Opera Theatre Hosts the 24th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting on February 8

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis hosts its 2019 Wine & Beer Tasting on Friday, February 8 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Sally S. Levy Opera Center in Webster Groves. Held in Opera Theatre’s rehearsal halls, this favorite wintertime event allows guests to sample an array of wines, beers, and hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants and wineries. This year’s Wine & Beer Tasting theme, Sip Behind the Scenes, gives guests a peek behind the curtain of the OTSL stage. The Wine & Beer Tasting also features a silent auction filled with exclusive events, culinary experiences, and other luxury items. Tickets to the Wine & Beer Tasting start at $75 and must be reserved in advance. Tickets are available by contacting Cameron James, Manager of Special Events, at (314) 963-4223 or by visiting the event's web page. The 2019 Wine & Beer Tasting co-chairs are Crystal & Patrick Dallas, Tracy & Nate Moore, and Annemarie & Matt Schumacher.

The evening features exceptional samples from Big Sky Cafe, Café Napoli, Cinder House, Cravings Restaurant, Bakery, and Catering, Grey Eagle Distributors, Kakao Chocolate, Kaldi’s Coffee, LoRusso’s Cucina, Randall’s Wines and Spirits, Robust Wine Bar & CateringSaint Louis ClubSqWires Restaurant & AnnexThree Kings Public HouseThe Wine Merchant Ltd., and Winslow’s Home.

Proceeds from the 24th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting benefit Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s nationally recognized professional training programs for emerging artists, which provide special concert opportunities, master classes, and coaching sessions for the next generation of opera talent, as well as an intensive technical apprentice program for rising students of scenic, lighting, costume, or props design.

Individual tickets start at $75. Guests who contribute at the $1,000 level or above receive four tickets and access to the exclusive “Reserve Room” – a special VIP party from 5:30-7:00 p.m. including delicious food, high-end wine and beer, and a special performance featuring one of Opera Theatre’s talented singers.  For more information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please call (314) 963-4223 or visit ExperienceOpera.org/wineandbeertasting.

The 24th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting is made possible through the generosity of Presenting Sponsors Accenture, Centene Charitable Foundation, Noémi & Michael Neidorff, and Graybar Electric Company, Inc. Sponsors at the Benefactor level include Anheuser Busch, Becky L. Ditmer, Ernst & Young, Grey Eagle Distributors, Tracy & Nate Moore, and Annemarie & Matt Schumacher.Special thanks to Collaborative Strategies, Inc., The Saint Louis Originals, and Sincerely Everest, and media sponsor Feast Magazine.