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Pittsburgh Festival Opera, the smaller of the city’s two opera companies, isn’t putting on any full operas this year.
Pittsburgh Opera will post its acclaimed production “In a Grove” for free on YouTube on May 15th.
The opera wades into one of America's most sensitive current topics and engages an a primarily emotional level. I didn't find it compelling.
The historic house in Homewood recently received more than $800,000 from Laura and former President George W. Bush, the Allegheny Foundation and The Burke Family Foundation.
In a bit of 19th century lipstick feminism gone rogue, Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Carmen" didn't actually show much skin.
Pittsburgh's performances of "In a Grove," which run Feb. 19 to March 3 at the opera's headquarters in the Strip District, mark the world premiere. Tickets begin at $25 at pittsburghopera.or…
On Feb. 15, Kelly Dee and Alan Olifson are launching Pittsburgh Story Club, an event to replace the former monthly Moth storytelling events.
Pittsburgh Opera's next season, features an assortment of less familiar works anchored by Mozart's crowd-pleasing "The Marriage of Figaro.”
The Heinz Endowments has announced grants totaling $351,000 for local artists and organizations.
The worst operas are the ones that inspire nothing but boredom. Most fall somewhere in between these poles.
“Everyone’s frustrated,” said violinist Christopher Wu. “It’s tough to agree on the best way to move forward.”
"That first production involved a lot of me dumpster diving for flowers and catching spiders for an arachnophobe,” said David Hertzberg.
There's a man dressed like a bird hopping around the Benedum Center singing Mozart. This can only mean one thing: Opera is back.
"People are being forced to do this, not invited," said one Pittsburgh Symphony musician.
This year’s production debuts on Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. on the Pittsburgh Off the Record YouTube page with the theme “get vaccinated.”
One of the major arts funders in Pittsburgh, the Regional Asset District, has a dedicated fund for organizations looking to collaborate.
The discipline and skill involved in becoming a professional musician readily translated to other career fields during the pandemic.
Pittsburgh’s National Negro Opera Company House is on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered Places list.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conductor Andres Franco will become executive director at City of Asylum on Oct. 1.
After a six-month hiatus, members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera have returned to the stage.
Pittsburgh Opera reimagines its fall season in a smaller venue because of COVID-19.
“It wasn’t a revenue generator and wasn’t intended to be — this was about keeping up engagement,” says Pittsburgh Opera’s Chris Cox.
Summer programming includes a week of musical storytelling in partnership with the Allegheny County Librarian Association.
Arts groups across America have suffered huge losses, but local ticket buyers and patrons are trying to help.
Imagine visiting an art gallery and being forced to stare at the same painting for half an hour whether you want to or not.
It’s a thought-provoking rumination, and the bizarre situation offers plenty of humor. But the opera is hamstrung by pacing issues.
What about Pittsburgh Opera’s resident artist program pulls in such talented singers, and why do they choose to stay?
New collaborative programs will either bring community members into Heinz Hall or send musicians to perform in public spaces.
In May 2021, Pittsburgh Opera will produce “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” a 90-minute exploration of the saxophonist’s life and legacy.
Soprano Natasha Wilson proved a show-stealer, her charismatic whimsy and light, supple voice proving an absolute delight.