Opera Saratoga’s “Pasta & Puccini” to be Held Sunday, September 18th

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Opera Saratoga, in conjunction with the Opera Saratoga Guild, will once again be holding the very popular Pasta & Puccini event on Sunday, September 18th at Longfellows Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY. The event will feature performances by acclaimed mezzo-soprano Sable Strout, accompanied by Opera Saratoga’s Head of Music Staff, Laurie Rogers.

Sable Strout

Pasta & Puccini, a popular event in Saratoga Springs for the past 20 years was last held in 2019, prior to the pandemic. This year’s event, a celebration at the end of the 2022 Opera season, will honor the dedicated Opera Saratoga staff, as well as the memory of longtime supporter, and founder of the Friends of Opera Saratoga, Bob DeSio.

Guests will be treated to a gourmet four-course meal featuring antipasto, Caesar salad, main course of their choice, tiramisu for dessert and a cash bar. The Past & Puccini event will feature performances by former apprentice artist, mezzo-soprano Sable Strout and Head of Music Staff, Laurie Rogers – highlighting the best of Italian opera – and guests will have chances to win prizes and participate in a Puccini trivia contest.


Tickets are $70 for members of the Opera Saratoga Guild and $85 for non-members, and may be purchased by calling the Opera Saratoga office at (518) 584-6018 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday or online. Reservation deadline is September 8th.

Guild membership costs $50.00 for annual membership per individual. More information can be found here.


  • Free admission to Guild Lectures throughout the year ($25 each for non-guild members)
  • Attend an exclusive free sneak peek of our annual Opera-to-Go children’s opera
  • Volunteer and leadership opportunities: Producing special events, including the annual spring Pasta & Puccini Fundraiser; Assisting with mailings and other administrative work at Opera Saratoga’ Hosting opera artists and providing artist transportation; Welcoming summer festival artists on their first day of rehearsals; Operating the concession stand at the opera festival performances
  • Membership Directory and exclusive quarterly Guild E-Newsletter
  • Meet and socialize with others who share your passion for opera
  • Expand your appreciation of opera
  • Know that you are making a positive difference in the lives of students, emerging artists, our community, and Opera Saratoga

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