We welcome everyone to enjoy opera, a rich and exciting art form full of sounds, sights, and music.

Audio Description

Pittsburgh Opera offers this service for patrons with visual impairments during Tuesday performances at all our performance venues. By using hearing devices, patrons can hear the supertitles read simultaneously with their appearance on the screen, as well as hear descriptions of the set, characters, and costumes.

Braille and Large-Print Programs

Braille and large-print programs are available at each performance. 

Hearing Assistance

Infrared hearing devices are available at our Benedum Center performances.

Opera Study Guides

The Study Guides for each opera are posted in PDF format on the Pittsburgh Opera website in advance of the opera's opening, and are available in paper form at all performances, in the lobby area. 

For more information about Pittsburgh Opera programs for Adults, please email Marilyn Michalka Egan, Ph.D., Director of Education, or call her at 412-281-0912, ext. 242. 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Carnegie Mellon University- Fall 2016 course