Pittsburgh Opera - Pittsburgh
21 November 2018

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Hansel und Gretel

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Fairy-tale magic in Pittsburgh Opera’s Hansel and Gretel
10 Nov 18 / Seen and Heard
Marianne Cornetti’s whimsical portrayal of the witch is worth the price of admission
7 Nov 18 / Pittsburgh City Paper
Pittsburgh Opera enchants with colorful take on 'Hansel and Gretel'
5 Nov 18 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Madama Butterfly

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Pittsburgh Opera’s charming, traditional Madama Butterfly delights even with an ailing Pinkerton
17 Oct 18 / Seen and Heard
L'elisir d'amore

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Pittsburgh Opera's 'Elixir of Love' proves entertaining but unrefined
23 Apr 18 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Moby-Dick

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A well-nigh perfect production of Heggie’s Moby-Dick
22 Mar 18 / Seen and Heard
Jake Heggie’s masterpiece gets tremendous performances
20 Mar 18 / OperaWire
Pittsburgh Opera pits man against nature in 'Moby-Dick'
19 Mar 18 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Ashes & Snow

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Opera inspired by Winterreise makes powerful theater
22 Feb 18 / Classical Voice North America
Pittsburgh Opera's 'Ashes & Snow' is effective at times but uneven overall
19 Feb 18 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Long Walk

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

The Long Walk – A soldier comes home
1 Feb 18 / Seen and Heard
Pittsburgh Opera's 'The Long Walk' is a smart, chaotic, explosive success
22 Jan 18 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Le nozze di Figaro

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Everything an opera should be
6 Nov 17 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tosca

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Leah Crocetto triumphs in her first Tosca
10 Oct 17 / OperaWire
Pittsburgh Opera thrills with season opener 'Tosca' at Benedum Center
9 Oct 17 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Summer King

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Splendid world premiere depicts the life of Negro Leagues great Josh Gibson
4 May 17 / Pittsburgh City Paper
Pittsburgh Opera's new 'The Summer King' makes for thought-provoking performance
1 May 17 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Turandot

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Soprano Loutsion shines in Pittsburgh Opera's spectacle-filled 'Turandot'
27 Mar 17 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
As One

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Two voices shine in Pittsburgh Opera's moving transgender journey, 'As One'
22 Feb 17 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Brian Vu and Taylor Raven delivered trying music quite excellently
22 Feb 17 / Pittsburgh in the Round
Riccardo Primo

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Pittsburgh Opera falls short in ambitious staging of Handel's 'Richard the Lionheart'
27 Jan 17 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Salome

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Racette impresses as Salome
9 Nov 16 / Opera News
Pittsburgh Opera's 'Salome' a don't-miss event
7 Nov 16 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Opera's 'Salome' powerful, strikes proper balance
7 Nov 16 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
La Traviata

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A mixed bag with first-class singing, uninspired visuals
10 Oct 16 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Opera delivers strong 'La Traviata'
10 Oct 16 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
The Rake's Progress

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Pittsburgh Opera mounts Stravinsky's 'The Rake's Progress' in high style
2 May 16 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
'Rake's Progress' a compelling tale with a superb cast
2 May 16 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Barber of Seville amuses and delights
12 Apr 16 / Broadway World
Pittsburgh Opera presents fresh new take on The Barber of Seville
5 Apr 16 / Next Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Opera gives classic 'Barber of Seville' a Hollywood makeover
4 Apr 16 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Opera fans will be glad to meet this updated 'Barber of Seville'
4 Apr 16 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Twenty-Seven

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Pittsburgh Opera creates a Parisian salon in the Strip
25 Feb 16 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
As Gertrude, Laurel Semerdjian nearly steals the show with her rich, warm mezzo-soprano voice
24 Feb 16 / Philadelphia City Paper
Pittsburgh Opera production about Gertrude Stein a winner
22 Feb 16 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Little Women

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Pittsburgh Opera delivers creative, striking production of 'Little Women'
25 Jan 16 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Opera has a winner in its cozy, intense 'Little Women'
25 Jan 16 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Così fan tutte

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Pittsburgh Opera brings multifaceted characters to life in 'Cosi fan tutte'
9 Nov 15 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Opera's 'Cosi fan tutte' delights
9 Nov 15 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Nabucco

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Pittsburgh Opera opens season with Verdi's 'Nabucco'
13 Oct 15 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Opera's 'Nabucco' is powerful, imaginative vision of Verdi classic
12 Oct 15 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
La fille du régiment

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Heavyweight singing anchors Pittsburgh Opera's 'Daughter of the Regiment'
4 May 15 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Superb music, well-acted comedy make 'Daughter of the Regiment' a standout
4 May 15 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Carmen

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Riveting lead boosts Pittsburgh Opera's slow-paced 'Carmen'
26 Mar 15 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Pittsburgh Opera's 'Carmen' effective without flash
23 Mar 15 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sumeida's Song

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Pittsburgh Opera gives new composer a strong production of 'Sumeida's Song'
23 Feb 15 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Rodelinda

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Challenging 'Rodelinda' handled deftly by Pittsburgh Opera
27 Jan 15 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
'Rodelinda' a big success for Pittsburgh Opera
26 Jan 15 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Otello

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Cast elevates seldom-staged 'Otello'
10 Nov 14 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Opera restores Verdi's classic 'Otello' to grand status
10 Nov 14 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Orphée

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Greek myth morphs to stage in Pittsburgh Opera's production of 'Orphee'
28 Apr 14 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
‘Orphee’ an opera worth repeating
28 Apr 14 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
La bohème

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Pittsburgh Opera presents exquisite, charming 'La Boheme'
31 Mar 14 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Pittsburgh Opera stages attractive, pleasing 'La Boheme'
31 Mar 14 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Paul's Case

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

'Paul's Case' has some fine moments, but it's uneven
26 Feb 14 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
'Paul's Case' an impressive first opera from composer Spears
26 Feb 14 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Die Zauberflöte

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Pittsburgh Opera earns applause in magical 'Magic Flute'
11 Nov 13 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Opera's 'Magic Flute' lives up to the name
11 Nov 13 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Aida

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Aida opens Pittsburgh Opera’s 75th season
25 Oct 13 / Seen and Heard
Spectacular 'Aida' boasts thrilling music, performances
14 Oct 13 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
La Cenerentola

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Pittsburgh Opera retells an age-old fairytale
30 Apr 13 / Opera Pulse
Comic, lovely ‘Cinderella’ is a good fit for Pittsburgh Opera
29 Apr 13 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Pittsburgh Opera's 'Cinderella' hilarious, well done
29 Apr 13 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Il matrimonio segreto

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Pittsburgh Opera resident artists delightful in ‘Secret Marriage’
29 Jan 13 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Don Giovanni

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 3

‘Don Giovanni’ delivers inspired performance at Benedum Center
15 Nov 12 / The Daily Athenaeum
'Giovanni' great but could be greater
6 Nov 12 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Setting ‘Don Giovanni’ in bullring reins in opera’s potency
5 Nov 12 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Rigoletto

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 1

'Rigoletto' captures dark world in opening night
9 Oct 12 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Mozart's opera on the Orient Express thrilling
30 Apr 12 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tosca

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Pittsburgh Opera's 'Tosca' soars
25 Mar 12 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Hansel und Gretel

Pittsburgh Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Appealing young cast highlights 'Hansel and Gretel'
2 Feb 12 / Pittsburgh Tribune Review
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News & Articles

Pittsburgh Opera 2018-19 season
A pair of warhorses leading the charge.
11 Feb 2018 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Opera receives $1.2 million donation
Pittsburgh Opera has received a $1.2 million donation from Pat and Michele Atkins.
16 Jun 2017 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Three new operas highlight Pittsburgh Opera's 2017-18 season
Next season, the company continues its tilt toward contemporary music, staging three pieces by living composers, including a world premiere and mainstage production of Jake Heggie’s “Moby-Dick”.
11 Feb 2017 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In its 78th season, a world premiere for Pittsburgh Opera
In its 78th season, Pittsburgh Opera will make one of its most ambitious statements yet. The company will offer the first full production of Daniel Sonenberg’s “The Summer King.”
14 Feb 2016 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Opera names Gene Welsh as new board president
Clyde B. Jones III will step down as president of the Pittsburgh Opera board of directors in June when he starts a position at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
3 May 2015 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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