About La Bella Notte

La Bella Notte Season is the Nashville Opera Guild’s largest fundraiser. It consists of various components throughout the year with the grand finale being the Gala.



La Bella Notte has been the Nashville Opera Guild’s primary fundraiser since 1994. It has helped the Guild generate over $1.5 million dollars for the Nashville Opera’s education and outreach programs. This black-tie gala in Nashville, Tennessee is an evening of gourmet dining with paired wines, opportunity to bid on and purchase curated trips, buy jewelry, or experience the luck of the draw at the wine pull. Between dinner courses, the entertainment showcases talented singers who have been selected to participate in Nashville Opera’s prestigious Mary Ragland Emerging Artist Program.


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The Nashville Opera Guild

Since 1981, the Nashville Opera Guild members have cherished their role in promoting grand opera in Middle Tennessee through their support of the Nashville Opera.  Opera is a gateway to all fine arts—poetry, music, drama, painting, design, and dance inviting the audience into its emotional realm of matchless storytelling.  By supporting the Nashville Opera Guild you are ensuring the art of Opera for the next generation. 

The Guild’s Mission

To inspire Middle Tennessee residents of all ages with music education featuring art forms essential to live opera.


  • Provide financial support to Nashville Opera for development and delivery of effective music education programs.

  • Increase Guild membership by offering targeted arts and lifestyle programs, opportunities for education and camaraderie.

  • Enrich the Middle Tennessee community by expanding education opportunities in areas of significant need and for those seeking music and arts education beyond the classroom.



Nashville Opera is one of the fastest growing opera companies in the United States. Many of its young artists are now performing at some of the major Opera houses across the world. La Bella Notte is the Nashville Opera Guild’s primary fundraiser for the Nashville Opera education and outreach program.