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Both shows hinged on the quality of the singers. The opera delivered. “Phantom” did not. Please put down the pitchforks.
Composer Tan Dun spent two years researching lost musical manuscripts from the Dunhuang Library Cave before creating his “Buddha Passion.”
Fitzgerald wrote “The Great Gatsby” in 1925, when jazz was catching on in Paris and the foxtrot and tango were taking the U.S. by storm.
Next season includes “The Last American Hammer,” a satirical treatment of a one-man militia raging against the tyranny of the government.
“AfterWARds” shortens a full-length opera to about 80 minutes and transforms the story into a tale about refugees. It doesn’t really work.
This week “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” came to the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh for a two-night, high-energy celebration of the holiday spirit.
Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to be elected prime minister of Pakistan in 1988. Pittsburgh Opera is developing an opera about her life.
How did the different Pittsburgh musical groups measure up this weekend?
One of opera’s greatest treasures speaks about the quality of contemporary film music and her recent melodies on the big screen.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is seeking community voices to weigh in on how to best connect with local neighborhoods.
To close its 43rd season, PNME provided high-fidelity headphones to everyone in a packed theater on the South Side.
The PSO is working to develop relationships with Pittsburgh communities and artists without coming off as patronizing.
Pittsburgh Festival Opera stages a rare Strauss opera each year. This year’s offering, “Arabella,” has an unfinished libretto. It shows.
Among the zanier adaptations of the medieval romance story of Tristan and Isolde, Donizetti’s opera buffa (read: screwball opera) “L’elisir d’amore” (”The Elixir of Love”) is p…
An epic that pits a crew of richly outsized personalities against nature and the unknown, “Moby-Dick” provides ample mystic and drama for an operatic setting.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced soul and funk wizard Lee Fields & The Expressions as headliner for the Highmark First Night Pittsburgh’s New Year’s Eve Celebration.
Would you attend the symphony if it staged a production preaching creationism? Preaching evolution?
“Veterans Day only comes once a year, but we like to think of every day as Veterans Day,” said Al Maag, chief marketing officer of the Veteran Tickets Foundation, which has distributed m…
Pittsburgh Opera began rehearsing for their opening performance three weeks ago. But what of the children?