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Radames (Carl Tanner, center) has defeated Ethiopia in battle, and is heralded as the conquering hero. Photo by David Bachman.
Aida (Latonia Moore) uneasily coerces Radames (Carl Tanner) into revealing the Egytian troop movements, while Amonasro eavesdrops. Photo by David Bachman.
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.
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.
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.
Prince Tamino (Sean Panikkar), finding himself in a strange land, encounters a monster. Photo by David Bachman.
Queen of the Night (Audrey Luna) is heartbroken and bitterly angry that Sarastro has abducted her daughter Pamina. Photo by David Bachman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paul (Resident Artist Daniel Curran) spends a drunken evening with a Yale freshman (Christopher Toeller, left) visiting New York City. Photo by David Bachman.
Paul (Resident Artist Daniel Curran) throws himself in front of a train, rather than return to his life in Pittsburgh. Photo: David Bachman.
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.
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.
A stiltwalker (Supernumerary Steven Gailey) enthralls the Christmas crowds (Pittsburgh Opera Chorus and Supernumeraries) outside Cafe Momus. Photo by David Bachman.
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.
After Eurydice dies, The Princess's servant Heurtebise (Jonathan Boyd) takes Orphée (Matthew Worth) through the mirror to the Underworld. Photo: David Bachman.
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.
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.