Judy Garland

There is no one like Judy Garland. The voice, the glamour, the tragedy. Garland was a hero to many and her voice –on and off screen–still touches people. 

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

Music Biographies and CDs

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has a wonderful selection of biographies about musical artists both online and in print. The Library also has a large collection of CDs that can be requested and access to many different artists on Hoopla. Check out these recommendations to get started.

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 Mystical Power of Love

Do you believe that love can take you on a journey that changes you forever? Pittsburgh Opera continues its 2019-2020 season with Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas. This opera … 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