September 18, 2017
Pittsburgh Opera will perform free open-air concerts at the Market Square Farmers Market Thursday, September 21st and Thursday, September 28th.
The concerts, both of which will start shortly before noon, will feature Pittsburgh Opera’s talented Resident Artists. The Resident Artists, which include two sopranos, a mezzo-soprano, a tenor, baritone and bass, will perform a wide variety of well-known opera arias and selections from the American songbook.
The concerts are produced in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, who develops and implements innovative programs and initiatives to enhance the Downtown neighborhood. “We are always looking for opportunities to enhance people’s experiences in Downtown Pittsburgh,” says Jeremy Waldrup, President and CEO of Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. “Having the world-class singers of Pittsburgh Opera perform is a great treat for the up to 10,000 people who enjoy shopping for fresh produce and other local goods at the Market Square Farmers Market each week.”
“Performing at the Market Square Farmers Market furthers Pittsburgh Opera’s mission to bring the arts to the community,” says Pittsburgh Opera General Director Christopher Hahn. “We encourage everyone who works Downtown to stretch their legs during lunch hour these next two Thursdays, grab a bite to eat at the Farmers Market, and enjoy the special treat of opera al fresco.”