Wanting all the Good Stuff

Can human desire go too far? Pittsburgh Opera closes its season with George Frideric Handel’s “Semele.” The opera, with a libretto by William Congreve, tells the story of Semele, a … Continued

Opera Suite à la Yardbird

Can genius overcome personal demons? Pittsburgh Opera’s April production in this most unusual year of Covid-19 programming is the Pittsburgh premiere of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird”. The opera, by composer Daniel … Continued

Holding on to the American Dream

Where do you place the blame when your job is taken away? Pittsburgh Opera continues its 2019-2020 season with the Pittsburgh premiere of The Last American Hammer. The opera, by … Continued

Falling Under Her Spell

Is it love or just an illusion? Pittsburgh Opera continues its 2019-2020 season with Handel’s Baroque masterpiece, Alcina. The opera, from a libretto by A. Marchi adapted from Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, tells the story of … Continued

The Dark Side of Charm

Did you ever want the bad boy to pay for his misdeeds? Pittsburgh Opera opens its 2019-2020 season with Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The title character has a bad reputation. In … Continued

It All Works Out for the Best

Sometimes an old dog can learn new tricks. Pittsburgh Opera concludes its 2018-2019 season with Donizetti’s comic masterpiece, Don Pasquale. Don Pasquale, an old and wealthy bachelor, wants to arrange a marriage for his … Continued

Bohemian Rhapsody

Only death can end their passionate love affair. Pittsburgh Opera continues its 2018-2019 season with Puccini’s masterpiece, La Bohème. The story of Rodolfo, Mimì and their bohemian artist friends is one of the … Continued

An Unwelcome War Hero

What happens when you come home from war and nothing is the same? Pittsburgh Opera continues its 2018-2019 season with Tom Cipullo’s opera Glory Denied. Based on a book by Tom Philpott, the performances mark the Pittsburgh premiere of the opera … Continued

Love Among the Ruins

The plot: Boy rescues Girl from a shipwreck and they begin to fall in love.  A few complications – the boy, Idamante, is the son of the King of Crete and … Continued