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2013-14 Season

Celebrating 75 years

Pittsburgh Opera’s 2013-14 season looks back to the past and focuses on the future. 

Single tickets now on sale.

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Orphée

April 26, 29; May 2, 4, 2014

Benedum Center

See more about ORPHEE. 

Day of Giving

May 6, 2014


Your gift is supplemented on May 6:
maximize your gift to Pittsburgh Opera on Pittsburgh Foundation's Day of Giving.  
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Maecenas XXX

Presented by EQT
May 10, 2014, 7:00 PM

Consistently a "Top 10" Party!
Our end-of-season benefit gala is May 10. 
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Special Events

WQED Preview of ORPHEE: April 25

WQED Preview of ORPHEE: April 25

Listen at 7:00 PM on Friday, April 25 at 89.3 on your FM dial or at wqed.org. More...



FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera with Jim Cunningham

FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera with Jim Cunningham

Meet fellow FRIENDS members and opera lovers at a talk by WQED's Jim Cunningham: "Film Spotlight on Verdi, Mozart & Puccini." More...



Meet the Artists of ORPHEE, April 29

Meet the Artists of ORPHEE, April 29

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



Maecenas XXX, May 10

Maecenas XXX, May 10

One of Pittsburgh's Top Ten Parties! Maecenas XXX takes place at Pittsburgh Opera Headquartesr Saturday, May 10. Get more information. 


 

News & Announcements

ORPHEE continues our 75th anniversary season

ORPHEE continues our 75th anniversary season

Philip Glass's most lyrical opera opens April 26 at the Benedum! See cast bios, photos, and videos.  Buy tickets. 

 

Just announced: our 2014-15 season!

Just announced: our 2014-15 season!

Read about our 2014-15 season in the Tribune-Review and the Post-Gazette. Get details about the season. Get season tickets now.

 

Day of Giving returns May 6, 2014

Day of Giving returns May 6, 2014

Make your gift to Pittsburgh Opera go further on Day of Giving, Tuesday, May 6. Visit pittsburghgives.org for details.

 

LA BOHEME: the bohemians try to keep warm

LA BOHEME: the bohemians try 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.

LA BOHEME: Benoit, the ladies' man

LA BOHEME: Benoit, the ladies' man

Landlord Benoit (Kevin Glavin, center) admits to an indiscretion, and the bohemians use it as an excuse not to pay their rent. L-R, Dimitrie Lazich/Schaunard, Phillip Gay/Colline, Eric Barry/Rodolfo, Troy Cook/Marcello. Photo: David Bachman 

LA BOHEME: Mimi and Rodolfo fall in love

LA BOHEME: Mimi and Rodolfo fall 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.

LA BOHEME: a stiltwalker excites the crowd

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.

LA BOHEME: Parpignol surrounded by kids

LA BOHEME: Parpignol surrounded by kids

Toy vendor Parpignol (Christopher Toeller) appeals to the kids (Children's Festial Chorus members) on Christmas Eve outside Cafe Momus.  Photo: David Bachman

LA BOHEME: a toast on Christmas Eve

LA BOHEME: a toast on Christmas Eve

The bohemians splurge on a meal at Cafe Momus. L-R, Troy Cook/Marcello, Phillip Gay/Colline, Dimitrie Lazich/Schaunard, Leah Crocetto/Mimi, and Eric Barry/Rodolfo.  Photo by David Bachman.

LA BOHEME: Musetta gets everyone's attention

LA BOHEME: Musetta gets everyone's 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.

LA BOHEME: Marcello listens to Mimi

LA BOHEME: Marcello listens to Mimi

Mimi (Leah Crocetto) tries to get answers about Rodolfo's jealous behavior from his friend Marcello (Troy Cook) outside the tavern at the city gates. Photo by David Bachman.

LA BOHEME: Marcello and Musetta trade insults

LA BOHEME: Marcello and Musetta trade insults

 Marcello and Musetta (Troy Cook and Sari Gruber) trade insults even as Mimi and Rodolfo decide to stay together until Spring. Photo: David Bachman.

LA BOHEME: Schaunard and Colline lighten the mood

LA BOHEME: Schaunard and Colline lighten the mood

 Schaunard and Colline (Dimitrie Lazich, Phillip Gay) put on a mock fight, and Marcello and Rodolfo (Troy Cook, Eric Barry, rear) play along, pretending to be frightened. Photo: David Bachman.

LA BOHEME: Collline says goodbye to his coat

LA BOHEME: Collline says goodbye to his coat

Near death, Mimi has come to the garret, and the bohemians pitch in to help buy medicine. Colline (Phillip Gay) pawns his coat but gives it a fond farewell. Photo: David Bachman. 

LA BOHEME: Mimi dies

LA BOHEME: Mimi dies

 Schaunard (Dimitrie Lazich, rear) cannot bear to watch as Mimi (Leah Crocetto) dies, and Rodolfo (Eric Barry) dissolves in tears and grief. Photo: David Bachman. 

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