Rhapsody in Black and White

Rhapsody in Black and White

Join the Wichita Grand Opera for an evening of classic elegance as we transform Doc’s Hanger into a dinner club from the era of the greatest generation. The event will be to support the WGO as they embark on their 22nd season of bringing Opera and music to Wichita.

  • Rhapsody in Black and White – Fundraiser for the Wichita Grand Opera
  • Doc’s Hanger, 1788 S Airport Rd, Wichita, KS 67209
  • 6:00 pm Cocktails Hour with a silent auction – followed by dinner service at 6:30 pm
  • Dinner provided by Ya-Ya’s Euro Bistro
  • Open Bar and Wines
  • Live Big Band Music from Michael Andrew

Entertainment for the evening will be Michael Andrew and the Atomic Big Band. Michael Andrew is the premier big band leader in the United States, and we are bringing him here for a private concert for our guests.

Special musical guest, Mr. Whitney Reader (WGO General Artistic Director) will display his piano skills with the atomic big band as they perform George Gershwin’s immortal “Rhapsody in Blue”

Reservations are $500.00 per individual or $5,000 for tables of 10.

For Reservation, call (316)262-8054

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Michael has made a special soundtrack for the evening,

Click here for soundtrack


Opera Ball Auction Items



  • #1 - A week long stay in a castle suite in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    One of our most stylish and design-led properties, The Edinburgh Castle Suite does not disappoint, both with its stunningly fashionable interior and its unbeatable view of the Castle will leave you thrilled.

    Being situated on the famous Castle Terrace, it’s a five-minute walk to Princes Street, Grassmarket, and you’ll be at The Royal Mile in just 10 minutes. The location is simply perfect for anyone visiting Edinburgh, whether it be for business or leisure.

    This beautiful 3-bedroom apartment will sleep 6 people.

    Expected Value –  $4,000





    Floor plan

  • #2 - Gazelle Car

    Get head-turning looks as you cruise down the street in this 1929 Gazelle replica. The Gazelle’s design was based on the Mercedes-Benz SSK roadster built from 1928 to 1932. The Gazelle will make a perfect weekend car for your excursions or to take to events.

    Expected value –  $12,500


    1929 Mercedes-Benz Gazelle Replica


  • #3 5 Nights at the Arizona Biltmore

    Relax and re-energize in one of the most extravagant suites at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel.  This spacious (1,600 sq. ft) villa, features kitchen and dining areas (indoor and outside) – perfect for cooking and serving a delicious meal for friends and family. A beautiful outdoor patio/balcony offers unforgettable views. Rejuvenate in the elegant two-bed and bath suites featuring unique décor and refreshing amenities. Experience world-class golf, dining, and iconic sights at the historic Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Phoenix. A luxurious Oasis of the Arizona desert since 1929


  • #4 Private Concert from Violinist, Caroline Campbell

    Violinist, Caroline Campbell, dazzled WGO’s audiences in February 2022 at Century II with her virtuosity and spell-binding presence. You and your guests will have an opportunity to have Caroline and WGO’s Whitney Reader perform at the venue of your choice for a guest list of your choosing. This could make for a very special and impressive dinner party or event.

    Expected value $7,500

    Caroline Campbell - YouTube