Meet our Opera Ball Debutantes and Squires
Tulsa Opera annually introduces a special group of Tulsa high school seniors as Opera Ball Debutantes and Squires preparing for their journey into adulthood. Meet the 2017-18 Debutantes and Squires who make their debut at the Tulsa Opera Ball on March 3 in the historic Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa.
As part of this city’s vibrant social calendar for the past 56 years, the Tulsa Opera Ball creates lasting memories for local students and their families throughout the year.
Starting with an Opera Ball Kickoff Party in September, the Debutantes and Squires enjoy a sit-down dinner with their families, with this year’s event catered by Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Held in the Tulsa Historical Society Travis Mansion, the party featured intimate performances by Tulsa Opera’s Young Artists.
Each Debutante and Squire receives 4 free tickets to any Tulsa Opera performance, including this season’s Faust in October, Stars Align in February and Turandot in April. In November, the students gather for a Skeet Shooting event at the Tulsa Gun Club, a nonprofit shooting range that teaches shotgun safety and training. The Debutantes and Squires then ring in the new year with Casino Night in January.
Wearing spectacular, custom-designed gowns created by international designer Carmen Marc Valvo, and handsomely designed tuxedos from Beshara’s Formal Wear in Tulsa, the Debutantes and Squires make their formal presentation to polite society at the Opera Ball in March. Look for formal portraits of this year’s outstanding group of seniors in the March issue of Tulsa People Magazine.