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2014-15 Season

Our 76th year of great opera
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Otello

November 8, 11, 14, 16, 2014
Benedum Center

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Auld Lang Syne:
New Year's Eve

December 31, 2014
Carnegie Music Hall,
Oakland

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Rodelinda

with our Resident Artists
January 24, 27, 30; Feb. 1, 2015
CAPA Theater

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Sumeida's Song

Second Stage Project
with our Resident Artists

February 21, 24, 27; March 1
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters

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Carmen

March 21, 24, 27, 29
Benedum Center

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Daughter of the Regiment

May 2, 5, 8, 10
Benedum Center

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Special Events

Opera Up Close: OTELLO, October 26

Opera Up Close: OTELLO, October 26

An in-depth look at  OTELLO, with the people that make it happen. Admission is $5, or free to members of FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera and $50+ donors. Read more...



WQED Preview of OTELLO: November 1

WQED Preview of OTELLO: November 1

Listen at 12:30 PM on Saturday, November 1 at 89.3 on your FM dial or at wqed.org. More...



FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera: Verdi, In-Depth, November 2

FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera: Verdi, In-Depth, November 2

Join FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera for a discussion, "Verdi, In-Depth" with Bill Powers, Pittsburgh Opera Director of Artistic Administration. More...



Meet the Artists of OTELLO, November 11

Meet the Artists of OTELLO, November 11

Free to all Tuesday ticketholders: Meet the Artists after OTELLO. Get more information. 


 

News & Announcements

Coming up: Verdi's OTELLO, November 8-16

Coming up: Verdi's OTELLO, November 8-16

Verdi's Shakespearean masterpiece returns to Pittsburgh after more than 20 years. Get details and tickets.

 

Diamond Horseshoe Ball 2014

Diamond Horseshoe Ball 2014

A Night of Illuminate Discovery raised over $300,000 for Pittsburgh Opera's programs. Thanks for your support!

 

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Our 75th season! AIDA: Triumphal Scene

Our 75th season! AIDA: Triumphal Scene

Radames (Carl Tanner, center) has defeated Ethiopia in battle, and is heralded as the conquering hero. Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! AIDA: Aida tricks Radames

Our 75th season! AIDA: Aida tricks Radames

Aida (Latonia Moore) uneasily coerces Radames (Carl Tanner) into revealing the Egytian troop movements, while Amonasro eavesdrops. Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! AIDA: Radames the victor

Our 75th season! AIDA: Radames the victor

Amneris (Elizabeth Bishop) crowns Radames (Carl Tanner) with a golden wreath, while her servant (and rival for Radames's love) Aida (Latonia Moore, left) looks on. Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! AIDA: Amneris is devastated

Our 75th season! AIDA: Amneris is devastated

The powerful princess Amneris (Elizabeth Bishop) is devastated when she cannot prevent Radames's conviction as a traitor and his death sentence. Photo: David Bachman. 

Our 75th season! MAGIC FLUTE: a play within a play

Our 75th season! MAGIC FLUTE: a play within a play

Pamina's father (Oren Gradus), soon to be revealed as Sarastro on the stage, welcomes everyone to Pamina's name-day party. Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! MAGIC FLUTE: Tamino finds a monster

Our 75th season! MAGIC FLUTE: Tamino finds a monster

Prince Tamino (Sean Panikkar), finding himself in a strange land, encounters a monster. Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! MAGIC FLUTE: Queen of the Night

Our 75th season! MAGIC FLUTE: Queen of the Night

Queen of the Night (Audrey Luna) is heartbroken and bitterly angry that Sarastro has abducted her daughter Pamina.  Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! MAGIC FLUTE: the Fire trial

Our 75th season! MAGIC FLUTE: the Fire trial

Pamina and Tamino (Layla Claire and Sean Panikkar) come through the fire trial successfully, with the magic flute to protect them. Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! DARK SISTERS: The Prophet's revelation

Our 75th season! DARK SISTERS: The Prophet's revelation

After a raid on the polygamist compound, in which the children were seized, The Prophet (Joseph Barron, center) announces that he will go to the desert to receive holy guidance in getting their children back. Photo: David Bachman.

Our 75th season! DARK SISTERS: Sister-wives interviewed

Our 75th season! DARK SISTERS: Sister-wives interviewed

While the Prophet is away in the desert, the newscaster King questions the frightened sister-wives about the raid on the compound, and their daily lives. Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! DARK SISTERS: Eliza was a child bride

Our 75th season! DARK SISTERS: Eliza was a child bride

Sister-wife Eliza (Jasmine Muhammad) finds the courage to admit on national television that she was a child bride; her sister-wives are shocked and dismayed. Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! DARK SISTERS: Eliza says goodbye to Lucinda

Our 75th season! DARK SISTERS: Eliza says goodbye to Lucinda

Sister-wife Eliza (Jasmine Muhammad) leaves the compound to find her own way in life - but her only child, Lucinda (Rebecca Belczyk), won't go with her. Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! PAUL'S CASE: teachers assess Paul

Our 75th season! PAUL'S CASE: teachers assess Paul

Paul's teachers (L-R Resident Artists Samantha Korbey and Nicole Rodin; Rebecca Belczyk) cannot abide his lackadaisical attitude about school. Paul: Daniel Curran. Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! PAUL'S CASE: shopping spree in New York

Our 75th season! PAUL'S CASE: shopping spree in New York

Paul (Daniel Curran) goes to the big city with stolen money, and has the maids at the Waldorf-Astoria (L-R Rebecca Belczyk; Resident Artists Samantha Korbey and Nicole Rodin) assist him with his new suit. Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! PAUL'S CASE: a "champagne friendship"

Our 75th season! PAUL'S CASE: a

Paul (Resident Artist Daniel Curran) spends a drunken evening with a Yale freshman (Christopher Toeller, left) visiting New York City. Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! PAUL'S CASE: the train arrives

Our 75th season! PAUL'S CASE: the train arrives

Paul (Resident Artist Daniel Curran) throws himself in front of a train, rather than return to his life in Pittsburgh. Photo: David Bachman.

Our 75th season! LA BOHEME: trying to keep warm

Our 75th season! LA BOHEME: trying to keep warm

The bohemian roommates burn Rodolfo's latest play to keep warm. L-R,  Eric Barry/Rodolfo, Resident Artist Phillip Gay/Colline, and Troy Cook/Marcello. Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! LA BOHEME: falling in love

Our 75th season! LA BOHEME: falling in love

Mimi (Leah Crocetto) and Rodolfo (Eric Barry) meet on Christmas Eve, and Mimi shyly asks to go with Rodolfo to meet his friends at the Cafe. Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! LA BOHEME: a stiltwalker excites the crowd

Our 75th season! LA BOHEME: a stiltwalker excites the crowd

A stiltwalker (Supernumerary Steven Gailey) enthralls the Christmas crowds (Pittsburgh Opera Chorus and Supernumeraries) outside Cafe Momus.  Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! LA BOHEME: Musetta draws attention

Our 75th season! LA BOHEME: Musetta draws attention

Musetta (Sari Gruber) utters a scream of pain to get Marcello's attention, but gets everyone's attention...then has to think where the "pain" should be. Photo by David Bachman.

Our 75th season! ORPHÉE: through the mirror

Our 75th season! ORPHÉE: through the mirror

After Eurydice dies, The Princess's servant Heurtebise (Jonathan Boyd) takes Orphée (Matthew Worth) through the mirror to the Underworld. Photo: David Bachman.

Our 75th season! ORPHÉE: The Princess loves Orphée

Our 75th season! ORPHÉE: The Princess loves Orphée

The Princess (Heather Buck) admits to the Underworld judges (Resident Artist Philip Gay, Ken Shen, David Bennett)  that she loves Orphée (Matthew Worth, left), and took Eurydice from him. Photo: David Bachman. 

Our 75th season! ORPHÉE: Orphée cannot look at Eurydice

Our 75th season! ORPHÉE: Orphée cannot look at Eurydice

The Princess's servant Heurtebise (Jonathan Boyd, right) makes Orphée (Matthew Worth) focus on his own portrait and his reflection in it, for if he looks at Eurydice, she will die forever. Photo: David Bachman.

Our 75th season! ORPHÉE: Orphée returns to domestic bliss

Our 75th season! ORPHÉE: Orphée returns to domestic bliss

The Princess has made the ultimate sacrifice so that Orphée (Matthew Worth) and Eurydice (Caroline Worra) can return to a happy life together with their child. Photo: David Bachman.

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