On September 21, 2019, Opera Philadelphia hosted their annual gala, honoring 20 years of Maestro Rovaris' leadership. The gala also kicked off the Festival O19. It was a stunning evening at the Academy of Music. The evening began with a cocktail party in the ballroom, followed by a concert by soprano Brenda Rae accompanied by pianist Grant Loehnig. After the concert, guests enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared by Garces Group.