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Charlie Parker’s Yardbird Livestream Rebroadcast

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 to Thursday, September 02, 2021
Midnight EDT

Location: Pittsburgh Opera's YouTube Channel

For a limited time, Pittsburgh Opera will be rebroadcasting all four operas from its 2020-21 season on Pittsburgh Opera’s YouTube channel.

Our final rebroadcast is Charlie Parker's Yardbird, a freeform expedition into the mind, heart, and personal purgatory of legendary tormented saxophonist Charlie “Yardbird” Parker.

Relive this powerful performance, which Pittsburgh In The Round called "an almost unrelenting rollercoaster ride" and which the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said "soared".

Plus, enjoy a special video introduction by Bird himself, tenor Martin Bakari. Martin talks about the challenges that come with portraying a real-life character, what he liked best about the production, and the innovative way Stage Director Tomé Cousin incorporated the character of Moose the Mooch.

Charlie Parker's Yardbird will be available for viewing for just 48 hours, on Tuesday, September 1st and September 2nd.  

Photo from Pittsburgh Opera's production of Charlie Parker's Yardbird

Photo by David Bachman