Mary Ann Graziano reads a description of a scene as part of Audio Commentary.
Audio Description volunteer Mary Ann Graziano describes the action for visually-disabled opera-goers. 

Volunteering at Pittsburgh Opera

Because opera includes all the arts, it provides rich opportunities to experience and observe artists of all kinds. Volunteers who give their time and expertise at Pittsburgh Opera learn, while "working in the wings," the amazing amount of effort and skill it takes to produce opera.

Opportunities are available in many areas of the company. During an individual interview, we determine if a volunteer’s interests and skills match Pittsburgh Opera’s needs.

We celebrate our Volunteer Stars with a special dinner each year! Below, you can meet some of our volunteers and see a photo gallery of them in action. 

Email Marilyn Michalka Egan, Ph.D., Director of Education, or call her at 412-281-0912, ext. 242 if you are interested in volunteering with Pittsburgh Opera!

Holiday Brown Bag concert volunteers Sashini, Savannah, Katie, and Brady with staffer Harmony.

Education Director Marilyn Egan with Education program volunteer Erica.

Education/Production volunteer Lia works with the Audio Description score.

Volunteers work on a promotional piece for "Opera-Teenity."

Education Director Marilyn Egan with Brown Bag concert volunteer usher Edward Verbeke.

Event volunteer Donna works with a curious youngster at a Brown Bag concert.

Scenes from one of our Volunteer Stars dinners. Volunteers enjoy a catered meal, entertainment, fellowship, and prizes.

Scenes from one of our Volunteer Stars dinners. Volunteers enjoy a catered meal, entertainment, fellowship, and prizes.

Former board member Ellen Roth and Bob Egan serve the entree at a recent Volunteer Stars dinner.

Anne Christianson

Lili Cai

Maureen Cirocco and Fred Guerriero

Sarah Powell

Elise Reichenfeld

Jacob Wei