Pittsburgh Opera's Intermezzo was a daily dose of operatic escape during the Coronavirus pandemic


During this time of #SocialDistancing, we are unable to share our art with you live onstage at the Benedum Center. But perhaps now more than ever we believe in the power of music and the human voice to heal, to uplift, and to unite.

That’s why we are proud to bring you Intermezzo. Intermezzo was a daily dose of operatic escape, delivered virtually instead of in-person. Intermezzo featured daily videos from past Pittsburgh Opera performances, as well as serenades by our Resident Artists, who sent virtual greetings from their homes.

Our 50th and final Intermezzo video on May 10th, coincided with what would have been the last day of our 2019-20 season. Director of Marketing & Communications Chris Cox sent a Mother's Day greeting to all the moms out there, and introduced the finale of our 2018 production of Donizetti's The Elixir of Love. This video is generoulsy sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Pittsburgh Opera would like to thank everyone who submitted 'introductory' videos for the Intermezzo series, along with all of our sponsors, and the team members who curated, edited, and published these videos.

Please make a gift to Pittsburgh Opera to help us through these uncertain times. Our company has overcome World War II, the Cold War, recessions, 9/11, and other national periods of crisis. With your help we will overcome this one too, and emerge ready to welcome you back in person for our exciting 2020-21 season. Please give now. Thank you for your support, from the bottom of our hearts.

May 9 - Bill Powers / Sari Gruber in Così fan tutte

May 8 - Joshua Hopkins in Don Pasquale

May 7 - Ben Taylor in La bohème

May 6 - Kevin Glavin in The Barber of Seville

May 5 - Michael Braxton / Don Pasquale

May 4 - Christopher Hahn / The Marriage of Figaro

May 3 - Glenn Lewis / Tosca

May 2 - Corrie Stallings in The Barber of Seville

May 1 - Adelaide Boedecker in Little Women

April 30 - Jonathan Beyer in The Barber of Seville

April 29 - Andres Acosta in Florencia en el Amazonas

April 28 - Bill Buchanan in Nabucco

April 27 - Brian Vu in Little Women

April 26 - Antony Walker / Turandot

April 25 - Matt Scollin in Little Women

April 24 - Chris Cox / The Elixir of Love

April 23 - Antonia Botti-Lodovico in Don Giovanni

April 22 - Kristine McIntyre / Don Giovanni

April 21 - Leah Heater in Richard the Lionheart

April 20 - Stephanie Havey / La bohème

April 19 - Tyler Zimmerman in La bohème

April 18 - Michael Mayes in Moby-Dick

April 17 - Bill Powers / The Elixir of Love

April 16 - Laurel Semerdjian in Alcina

April 15 - Sean Panikkar in La bohème

April 14 - Rob Boldin / Moby-Dick

April 13 - Daniel Sonenberg / The Summer King

April 12 - Christopher Hahn / Carmen

April 11 - Crystal Manich / Hansel and Gretel

April 10 - Sari Gruber in La bohème

April 9 - Alexandra Loutsion in Florencia en el Amazonas

April 8 - Kristine McIntyre / Moby-Dick

April 7 - Danielle Pastin in The Marriage of Figaro

April 6 - Marianne Cornetti in Hansel and Gretel

April 5 - Ashley Fabian in Hansel and Gretel

April 4 - James Lesniak / Carmen

April 3 - Mark Trawka / Carmen

April 2 - Jasmine Muhammad in Carmen

April 1 - Musa Ngqungwana in Don Giovanni

March 31 - Corrie Stallings in Don Giovanni

March 30 - Yazid Gray

March 29 - Natasha Wilson

March 28 - Antonia Botti-Lodovico

March 27 - Angel Romero

March 26 - Tyler Zimmerman

March 25 - Caitlin Gotimer