Underground Dining Scene Expands with Arizona Opera Culinary Mischief

Arizona Opera Culinary Mischief Debut Dinner

Reservations Open September 14 for Inaugural Dining Event
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Arizona Opera has teamed with Chef Gabriele Bertaccini, President and Executive
Chef of iL TOCCO FOOD & CULINARY MISCHiEF to offer a 4-course, intimate,
opera-themed dinner featuring wine pairings and special guests following each of the
Sunday performances in Phoenix. The menu and downtown Phoenix location are
top-secret and are revealed only to participants.

Each dinner also features a special surprise guest from Arizona Opera! Will it be a
leading soprano? The artistic director? You’ll have to attend to find out!



Experience an afternoon of superb opera followed by the culinary brilliance Chef
Gabriele Bertaccini who says “Cooking is one of the highest forms of cultural

WHEN: Following the matinee performance of Lucia di Lammermoor; Sunday,
October 14. Reservations begin September 14.

WHERE: Mystery location in downtown Phoenix to be announced to guests October 7.

WHO: 30 guests who enjoy opera, personalized culinary delights, wine and
eclectic company.

Direct from Florence, Italy, Chef Gabe and Arizona Opera create an evening of
musical and culinary indulgence with an experience you won’t soon forget. Chef
Gabe launched the CULINARY MISCHiEF series, Arizona’s first invitation-only
underground roving event and this is his first partnership with an arts organization
in Phoenix. A portion of the proceeds from each dinner benefits Arizona Opera, a
501c3 nonprofit arts organization. Dinner guests also receive a promotion code for
discounted tickets to Sunday’s Opera performance.


MORE INFO: Tickets are $110 per person and become available one month before
each event by calling 424.644.4387 or emailing Tickets to
the Opera are purchased separately at or at Ticketmaster. To be added
to the invite email list, click here.

Arizona Opera is Arizona’s only professional opera company, which produces fully-staged opera performances, concerts, in-school touring productions, educational and outreach programs that reach over 70,000 school-children and adults annually. Founded in 1971, Arizona Opera is the only opera company in the United States to serve multiple cities.