Tickets are on sale for Opéra Louisiane's Sing and Swing fundraising event at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at the Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave.

Jesse Gunkel, of NBC 33, will host the event, which features local celebrities and an evening of dancing, dining and karaoke benefiting the opera company. Ned Fasullo and His Fabulous Big Band will perform.

Eager to sing? Bid for yourself, your table or a friend to perform karaoke with the band. Other silent auction items range from a rare recording of Bizet’s "Carmen" to Botox sessions to dance classes and art.

Tickets start at $100. VIP passes are available for $200, with access to premium seating and an exclusive cocktail hour before the event. For tickets, call (225) 377-2029 or visit opé