Indianapolis Opera Ball set for Nov. 3


Kimann Schultz takes her role as an Indianapolis Opera board member quite seriously.

“I’m a longtime arts supporter. It’s always been near and dear to my heart,” Schultz said. “Being a member of the board and supporting opera, which is an amazing art form and one of the oldest art forms of all, it’s a really neat way to serve the community.”

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Schultz serves as the Indianapolis Opera Ball chair along with her husband, Mike. The Opera Ball Revellion, which stands for festive dining, is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Deer Zink Pavillion at Newfields, 4000 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis.

“It’s a classic dress-up event,” Schultz said. “One hallmark of the Opera Ball is there’s always been a neat variety of music. It’s not like you are going to be bombarded by operatic arias all night long. We have a variety of music.”

A special guest will be Jim Cornelison, who sings the national anthem at Chicago Blackhawks games and performed “Back Home Again in Indiana” at the 2018 Indianapolis 500.

“There are going to be a couple of surprises,” Schultz said. “With the musical program we are building, there is the potential to be one of those memorable nights.”

The prestigious 2018 Kathryn Taurel Woman of the Arts Award winner is Ann Hunt of Indianapolis. The award will be presented at 9 p.m. during the Opera Ball by Honorary Chairs Phyllis and Dr. Harvey Feigenbaum. Hunt, who has a doctorate in physical chemistry, has made philanthropy her career after retiring from Eli Lilly in 2000.

Along with music and dancing, there will be a silent auction, Monte Carlo-style gaming and music by the Cool City Band.

The resident artists will perform during the event as well. Event sponsors include Barnes & Thornburg and Parr Richey. Mike Schultz is a partner at Parr Richey.

For tickets and information, visit or call 317-283-3531.