Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2020-21 season, the company’s 82nd. The season continues Pittsburgh Opera’s tradition of performing world-class productions from old favorites to exciting new works.
Along with a multitude of events, ranging from free community concerts to black-tie galas, the season will encompass three operas produced at the Benedum Center, one at Pittsburgh CAPA School Theater, the Second Stage Project at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, and a Pittsburgh premiere at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.
Download the full PDF, which includes descriptions of each production, information about the cast and artistic teams, and full event dates and descriptions.
Antonín Dvořák's Rusalka [Pittsburgh Opera premiere]
- Sat., Oct. 10, 2020 * 8:00 PM
- Tues., Oct. 13, 2020 * 7:00 PM
- Fri., Oct. 16, 2020 * 7:30 PM
- Sun., Oct. 18, 2020 * 2:00 PM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute
- Sat., Nov. 7, 2020 * 8:00 PM
- Tues., Nov. 10, 2020 * 7:00 PM
- Fri., Nov. 13, 2020 * 7:30 PM
- Sun., Nov. 15, 2020 * 2:00 PM
Giuseppe Verdi's Aida
- Sat., March 20, 2021 * 8:00 PM
- Tues., March 23, 2021 * 7:00 PM
- Fri., March 26, 2021 * 7:30 PM
- Sun., March 28, 2021 * 2:00 PM
August Wilson African American Cultural Center
Daniel Schnyder and Bridgette A. Wimberly's Charlie Parker’s Yardbird [Pittsburgh premiere]
- Sat., May 8, 2021 * 8:00 PM
- Tues., May 11, 2021 * 7:00 PM
- Fri., May 14, 2021 * 7:30 PM
- Sun., May 16, 2021 * 2:00 PM
Pittsburgh CAPA School Theater Production
Tobias Picker and J.D. McClatchy's Emmeline [Pittsburgh premiere]
- Sat., Jan. 23, 2021 * 8:00 PM
- Tues., Jan. 26, 2021 * 7:00 PM
- Fri., Jan. 29, 2021 * 7:30 PM
- Sun., Jan. 31, 2021 * 2:00 PM
David T. Little's Soldier Songs [Pittsburgh Opera premiere]
- Sat., Feb 20, 2021 * 8:00 PM
- Tues., Feb 23, 2021 * 7:00 PM
- Fri., Feb. 26, 2021 * 7:30 PM
- Sun., Feb. 28, 2021 * 2:00 PM
66th Annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball – September 25, 2020
Maecenas Ball XXXVII – Spring 2021
Free, Low Cost, and Other Events
FREE Pre-Opera Talks - one hour before each performance
FREE Meet The Artists - following each Tuesday evening performance
FREE Rising Stars concert – September 2020 at Pittsburgh Opera headquarters
FREE Brown Bag Concerts - selected Saturdays during the season at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters
Art Song Recitals - selected Sundays during the season at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters.
Opera Up Close - selected Sundays during the season at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters
FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera events
Pittsburgh Opera New Guard events
- Season tickets (subscriptions) are now available. Prices range from $40 - $700, depending on the number of operas included and seating location.
- Single ticket sales begin in late August.
- Single tickets for the Benedum Center productions start at just $15; Children and teens ages 6-18 are half-off for all operas.
- Group discounts, including student discounts, are available.