June 2, 2021
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Pittsburgh Opera announces its 83rd Season

Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2021­­–22 season, the company’s 83rd.

During the height of the COVID pandemic in its 2020–21 season, Pittsburgh Opera was able to combine performances in its building for limited, in-person, socially-distanced audiences with a multitude of livestreamed and other digital offerings.

For the upcoming 2021–22 season, the company will be triumphantly returning to larger venues such as the Benedum Center and August Wilson African American Cultural Center, while also having programming in its own headquarters building and some digital offerings.

For the ongoing safety of its audience, artists, staff, and related personnel, Pittsburgh Opera will continue adhering to the ever-shifting COVID protocols and recommendations from the CDC, State, and County Health Departments, in consultation with a local epidemiologist. Pittsburgh Opera will update pittsburghopera.org/covid regularly with current protocols and policies.

The 2021–22 season maintains Pittsburgh Opera’s tradition of performing world-class productions from old favorites to exciting new works, including the world premiere of In A Grove and two operas never before seen in Pittsburgh, The Rose Elf and Blue.

Pittsburgh Opera’s two 2021–22 Benedum Center productions are reschedulings of operas previously postponed by the COVID pandemic.

  • The Magic Flute, originally planned for Nov. 2020, will be performed in Nov. 2021 
  • Carmen, which was in rehearsals when the pandemic shut down production in March 2020, will be in March 2022.

Two other Benedum Center operas affected by COVID—Rusalka and Aida—are currently anticipated to be included in Pittsburgh Opera’s 2022–23 season, as is the production of Emmeline in Pittsburgh CAPA Theater.  

Benedum Center Productions

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Production

Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters Productions

Special Events

Free, Low Cost, and Other Events


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