SAN FRANCISCO
09/12/2011 01:41 pm ET Updated Nov 12, 2011

San Francisco Opera Opening Night Gala Dazzles With 'Turandot' (PHOTOS)

After San Francisco Symphony's climactic 100th anniversary Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, we wondered if this city had any more gala in it.

But alas, Friday came, and so did a whole new rotation of gowns, stars and music at the San Francisco Opera Opening Night Gala. San Francisco's familiar social faces graced Civic Center, and gowns ranged from custom Sarah Burton (Marissa Mayer) to Marie Antoinette-inspired Oscar de la Renta (Dede Wilsey), and everything in between.

The evening began with a BRAVO! Club Gala dinner in City Hall and a Patrons/Opera Guild Gala dinner in a block-long Robert Fountain-designed Chinese tent draped with red lanters. Guests then moved inside for an Opening Night production of Puccini's Turandot, featuring Iréne Theorin, Leah Crocetto and Marco Berti.

Check out shots of the evening courtesy of Drew Altizer Photography in our slideshow below: