2021 Opera Gala Live Auction

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2021 Opera Gala Silent Auction

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Explore the world in your handmade, one-of-a-kind Raleigh Denim pair of jeans.  TWO certificates available for bidding! 

You and 3 friends can take a guided walk through the forest and see lemurs free ranging and up close at the Duke Lemur Center!

Get in on the Axe-tion at Crazy Axe with this $100 gift certificate! 

A bladesmith’s masterfully crafted chef’s knife made with wood salvaged from the deck of the USS Battleship North Carolina.  Handmade by Nicholas Nichols as seen on Forged in Fire!

Celebrating a special occasion, or just ready for a night out on the town? Enjoy an amazing dinner at the Angus Barn with a $150 gift certificate (one of TWO). 

This pair of Allbird  Wool Runners are soft and itch-free on the inside, durable on the outside.  A remarkable shoe that’s soft, lightweight, breathable and fits your every move.

Swedish glass maker Kosta Boda Collectibles, Blue Man and Elephant

Travel to the sweet southern town of Kinston, NC for a getaway that includes overnight at the Mother Earth Lodge; a gift certificate at Mother Earth Brewery; a $100 certificate to Chef & Farmer restaurant; and a copy of chef Vivian Howard’s Deep Run Roots cookbook.


Origin Hotel in downtown Raleigh offers an overnight stay in their boutique hotel plus a certificate towards food and drink onsite! 

Enjoy a round of golf for four, including carts,  at this popular 18-hole championship course in Raleigh.

Enjoy an overnight at the Dunhill Hotel, with a $100 gift certificate for dinner at the Asbury. 

Aptly named Sand Fence, this beautiful watercolor print by Tesh Parekh is 11×14 unframed, signed.

Justin Miller of Just Fur Kicks custom paints one-of-a-kind canvas Van shoes featuring YOUR pet.  

With a $250 gift certificate, you will see the difference with your own eyes at R. Jacobs Fine Hardware and Plumbing showroom, the premier location for luxury plumbing fixtures, hardware, and design.  

A two-night “beau-mance” fall-winter romantic getaway in the iconic Inlet Inn. Firelogs, wine and two “booty bars” included. Fireplaces are ready to complete a romantic getaway or celebration.

Enjoy a wonderful dinner at Moonrakers with a gift certificate of $75 to top off the weekend.

You choose the design and you’ll get one dozen of the most gorgeous and delicious cookies you’ve ever seen, from Mica’s Sweets & Treats! 

You’ll love this quietly elegant Davie short pendant necklace from Kendra Scott, set with a beautiful royal blue opal. 

Pamper yourself or a loved one with one of TWO  $100 gift certificates for aesthetic services from renowned physician Dr. Greg Ruff. 

Self-described orchid evangelist Catherine Merriman at Raleigh Orchid will help you pick the container and the perfect fresh, blooming orchid!

Two packages of 15 each, handmade cloth masks by NC Opera’s amazing costumer, Denise Schumaker.  One set is movie themed; the second is music-themed. 

Enjoy the beautiful sounds of classical guitar by noted Raleigh musician Edward Stephenson at your next home event with this $500 certificate! This is for a one-hour performance that is sure to thrill you and your friends.

Italian artist Nadia Bevegni works from her studio in Cary on the finest imported fabrics from artisans in her home country, making them into unique shawls and scarves like this one for our auction. 

Staycation alert! Enjoy a night’s lodging plus breakfast for two in the brand-new Durham AC Hotel Marriott! 

A one of a kind piece of Vietri Italian Design

A gorgeous shadow box by famed designer Mackenzie Childs, given to NCO by Bailey’s. 

Bailey’s presents a beautiful butterfly shadowbox by designer Mackenzie Childs. 


Enjoy the delicious bundt cake of your choice! TWO gift certificates from Nothing Bundt Cakes! 

A gift certificate of $200 to glamorous downtown Raleigh restaurant  Oak Steakhouse is a treat indeed! 

Maestro Curry

Enjoy a delicious dinner for six in a private home in Pittsboro, featuring a talk by Maestro William Henry Curry, conductor of NC Opera’s upcoming Sanctuary Road production. 

Triangle foodies know and love the Bloomsbury Bistro, which is offering a three-course dinner for six!

Popular downtown Raleigh boutique The Flourish Market offers a basket of goodies to thrill you or a friend! 

Enjoy a fabulous 3-night getaway in Charleston at the Grand Bohemian Hotel.  Arrive in style driving a Tesla Model Y.

Indulge yourself with this wonderful package of Noushi Chocolate – to live for.

Shop in style with a $100 gift certificate.

Enjoy a stylish polo shirt and trucker hat from Bald Head Blues.

One week of kids art camp for the budding artist in your family.  Ages K- 7th grade.  Two certificates offered.

Enjoy Southwestern fare at Cameron Village’s Cantina 18 with a $100 gift certificate.

Lladro, I’ve Got It, Boy with Baseball Mitt, from the Black Legacy Collection.  Porcelain figurine, retired.

Family fun with this package of 3D puzzles for each performance of our current season. Entertaining and  fun for all ages.

Who doesn’t love Siegfried – select T-Shirt sizes available.

Show your love of opera with a custom-designed T shirt! Available in several different sizes. 

Our favorite clown – Pagliacci – select sizes available

The Angus Barn is famous for its wine cellar. Now you can have four bottles of one of their favorites for yourself!  3 Lots of 4 bottles each available.

“The Carousel”, framed print of Pullen Park carousel by artist Allen Montague will bring back fond childhood memories. 

A winning combo is this fine bottle of cabernet savignon from the Wine Merchant, and a $25 gift certificate to Sassool! 

Beautiful blue teapot pen and ink print by Krista White, 13 of 500 signed.

Fostoria House of Representatives Set of 6 Old Fashioned Glasses c. 1970. 

Fostoria House of Representatives Set of 8 Wine Glasses c. 1970

Enjoy a two-night getaway at the Residence Inn Wilmington/Landfall.  Restrictions apply.

Check out the trendy new AC Hotel Downtown Raleigh with a one night stay and a $100 gift certificate to the Willard.

Durham Bulls Certificate

Singing man from The Barber of Seville

Provide a WIG for a singer in an opera — $75 each

Provide a COSTUME for a chorus member in an opera – $150 each/5 available 

Provide equipment for LIGHTING effects for the NC Opera! $250 each/5 available

Send NCO singers to a school in the area so students can learn more about opera – $500 each/5 available. 

Raleigh’s restaurant/gift shop extraordinaire at Five Points provides a $100 gift certificate! 

You and 5 guests can experience bourbon distilling firsthand as you craft a fine barrel of bourbon at Mystic Farm & Distillery!