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2014-15 Season

Our 76th year of great opera
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New Year's Eve:
As Time Goes By

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
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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

Next Brown Bag concert of the season, January 3

Next Brown Bag concert of the season, January 3

Join us for the next  Brown Bag concert, January 3: "Baroque and Classical Masters." Read more. 



Opera Up Close: RODELINDA, January 11

Opera Up Close: RODELINDA, January 11

An in-depth look at  RODELINDA, 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 RODELINDA: January 17

WQED Preview of RODELINDA: January 17

Listen at  1:00 PM on Saturday, January 17 at 89.3 on your FM dial or at wqed.org. More...



Art Song Recital January 18

Art Song Recital January 18

Resident Artists Adelaide Boedecker and Alex DeSocio give a Sunday afternoon recital of art songs. Admission is $5. More...  


 

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New Year's Eve: As Time Goes By

New Year's Eve: As Time Goes By

The most glittering, most golden New Year's Eve in Pittsburgh, at Carnegie Music Hall. RSVP by Friday, December 19 at Noon. We are no longer taking reservations at this time. Get more details.

 

NEXT OPERA: Handel's RODELINDA

NEXT OPERA: Handel's RODELINDA

Handel's Baroque masterpiece in a brand-new production! Get details and tickets.

 

Holiday gift subscriptions now available

Holiday gift subscriptions now available

Gift subscriptions are perfect for your opera lover! Give a gift subscription to Carmen & Daughter of the Regiment, and save up to 40% off regular subscription prices. More...

 

OTELLO: Celebrating Otello's arrival

OTELLO: Celebrating Otello's arrival

The citizens of Cyprus (Pittsburgh Opera Chorus and Supernumeraries) celebrate the arrival of Otello as their new governor. Photo by David Bachman.

OTELLO: the newlywed couple

OTELLO: the newlywed couple

Very much in love, Otello and Desdemona (Carl Tanner and Danielle Pastin) share an intimate moment after Otello breaks up a drunken brawl. Photo by David Bachman.

OTELLO: Iago advises Cassio

OTELLO: Iago advises Cassio

Iago (right, Anthony Michaels-Moore) advises recently-demoted Cassio (Daniel Curran) on how to get back in Otello's favor. Photo by David Bachman.

OTELLO: Iago's credo

OTELLO: Iago's credo

Otello's ensign Iago (Anthony Michaels-Moore) pronounces his credo: God made man evil, and he intends to destroy Otello. Photo: David Bachman. 

OTELLO: Desdemona with the handkerchief

OTELLO: Desdemona with the handkerchief

Desdemona (Danielle Pastin) tries to cool her husband Otello's (Carl Tanner) headache with a handkerchief he gave her. Photo by David Bachman.

OTELLO: Otello, jealous and violent

OTELLO: Otello, jealous and violent

Iago has convinced Otello (Carl Tanner) that Desdemona (Danielle Pastin) is unfaithful, and the "wrong" handkerchief confirms his suspicions. Photo by David Bachman.

OTELLO: eavesdropping on Iago's deceit

OTELLO: eavesdropping on Iago's deceit

Otello (Carl Tanner) hides to eavesdrop while Iago talks to Cassio, presumably about his affair with Desdemona. Photo by David Bachman.

OTELLO: Lodovico greets Desdemona

OTELLO: Lodovico greets Desdemona

Venetian governor Lodovico (Resident Artist Phillip Gay) greets Desdemona (Danielle Pastin) warmly, but has bad news for Otello. Photo by David Bachman.

OTELLO: Otello abuses Desdemona in public

OTELLO: Otello abuses Desdemona in public

Otello (Carl Tanner, right), enraged about rumors of her infidelity, throws Desdemona to the ground in front of important visitors. Photo: David Bachman.

OTELLO: Iago gloats over Otello

OTELLO: Iago gloats over Otello

Otello (Carl Tanner) suffers a seizure brought on by rage, and Iago (Anthony Michaels-Moore) gloats over him, holding the stolen handkerchief. Photo by David Bachman.

OTELLO: Emilia comforts Desdemona

OTELLO: Emilia comforts Desdemona

Desdemona's maid Emilia (Resident Artist Laurel Semerdjian) comforts her after Otello has abused her and accused her of infidelity. Photo by David Bachman.

OTELLO: Desdemona's Ave Maria

OTELLO: Desdemona's Ave Maria

Waiting for Otello, Desdemona (Danielle Pastin) prays the Ave Maria after a frightening and violent episode with him. Photo by David Bachman.

OTELLO: Otello draws his dagger

OTELLO: Otello draws his dagger

Realizing that Iago has manipulated him into killing his own wife, Otello (Carl Tanner) draws his dagger to kill himself. Photo by David Bachman.

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