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Photo Flash: Pittsburgh Festival Opera Honors Meghan Kasanders at 7th Mildred Miller Competition Photo Flash: Pittsburgh Festival Opera Honors Meghan Kasanders at 7th Mildred Miller Competition
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2017

First Place Winner Meghan Kasanders, 26, led the field of nine finalists at Pittsburgh Festival Opera's 7th Annual Mildred Miller International Voice Competition with her performances of Dich, teure Halle from Wagner's Tannh user and 'Come scoglio' from Mozart's Cosi fan tutte on Sunday, Oct. 22 at ... (more...)
Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Pittsburgh Opera's THE SUMMER KING Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Pittsburgh Opera's THE SUMMER KING
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at THE SUMMER KING from Pittsburgh Opera! Check out the photos below! Pittsburgh Opera is proud and privileged to present the world premiere of Daniel Sonenberg's opera, The Summer King, the story of baseball legend Josh Gibson. This very first world premiere in Pittsb... (more...)
Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Festival Opera To Become Professor of Music and Margot and Bill Winspear Chair in Opera Studies at the University of North Texas Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Festival Opera To Become Professor of Music and Margot and Bill Winspear Chair in Opera Studies at the University of North Texas
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2017

Jonathan Eaton, longtime Artistic and General Director of Pittsburgh Festival Opera (formerly Opera Theater of Pittsburgh) is taking on a new position in addition to his duties as Artistic Director in Pittsburgh. In August 2107 Eaton will also become the Professor of Music and Margot and Bill Winspe... (more...)
Photo Flash: Pittsburgh Opera to Present the Premiere of SUMMER KING Photo Flash: Pittsburgh Opera to Present the Premiere of SUMMER KING
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2017

The very first world premiere in Pittsburgh Opera's distinguished 78 year history hits close to home. The Summer King tells the story of baseball legend Josh Gibson. Josh went from the sandlots of Pittsburgh's North Side to the pinnacle of greatness in the Negro Leagues, before ultimately being ensh... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Concludes Season With New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Opera Philadelphia Concludes Season With New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2017

Opera Philadelphia continues to combine cutting-edge new commissions with fresh takes on the classics. To conclude a 2016-17 season highlighted by the knockout success of its world premiere production of Breaking the Waves, the company turns to iconic Mozartean comedy, with a new co-production of Th... (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera Announces Pirates/Yankees Ticket Contest For THE SUMMER KING, 4/23 Pittsburgh Opera Announces Pirates/Yankees Ticket Contest For THE SUMMER KING, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera is offering ticket holders to The Summer King – the Josh Gibson Story -  a chance to see the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the New York Yankees from one of the Pirates Owners' Suites on Sunday, April 23rd.... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Opera Philadelphia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2017

Opera Philadelphia's celebrated 2016-2017 Season comes to a humorous conclusion with a new production of one of the greatest operas ever written, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, with five performances at the historic Academy of Music from April 28-May 7. The screwball comedy complete with disguises... (more...)
Lawrence Brownlee Joins Opera Philadelphia As Artistic Advisor Lawrence Brownlee Joins Opera Philadelphia As Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2017

Opera Philadelphia announced today that Lawrence Brownlee, whose lead performance in the 2015 world premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD kick started the company's “big commitment to new repertoire” (The Wall Street Journal), has joined the company as an Artistic Advisor.... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Presents Free Audio Stream of BREAKING THE WAVES Opera Philadelphia Presents Free Audio Stream of BREAKING THE WAVES
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2017

Breaking the Waves had its World Premiere at the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, September 29, 2016. This chamber opera by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek is based on the 1996 Academy Award-nominated film by Lars von Trier.  It is now ava... (more...)
Photo Coverage: First Look at Pittsburgh Opera's TURANDOT Photo Coverage: First Look at Pittsburgh Opera's TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2017

Let Pittsburgh Opera take you to ancient China with Pittsburgh Opera's lavish production of Puccini's Turandot. Prince Calaf falls in love with the icy Princess Turandot. To marry her, he must solve three riddles; a single wrong answer results in death.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Pittsburgh Opera's TURANDOT Photo Flash: First Look at Pittsburgh Opera's TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017

Let Pittsburgh Opera take you to ancient China with Pittsburgh Opera's lavish production of Puccini's Turandot. Prince Calaf falls in love with the icy Princess Turandot. To marry her, he must solve three riddles; a single wrong answer results in death.... (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera And Carnegie Mellon Opera To Present Co-Opera, 4/1 Pittsburgh Opera And Carnegie Mellon Opera To Present Co-Opera, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera is again partnering with students, alumni, and faculty from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Music, School of Drama, and the Master of Arts Management (MAM) Program on the innovative Co-Opera program.... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Names Marita Altman Vice President of Development Opera Philadelphia Names Marita Altman Vice President of Development
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2017

David B. Devan, General Director & President of Opera Philadelphia, announced today the appointment of Marita Altman as Vice President of Development. Ms. Altman begins her tenure in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 15, after stepping down from her post as Director of Major Gifts at the Metropolitan... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Launches BREAKING THE WAVES, 3/29 Opera Philadelphia Launches BREAKING THE WAVES, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2017

When Opera Philadelphia's new adaptation of Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated film,Breaking the Waves made its world premiere in September 2016, the New York Times declared the opera "ambitious, accomplished, [and] dramatically direct.'... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Launches Free Breaking the Waves Audio Stream, 3/29 Opera Philadelphia Launches Free Breaking the Waves Audio Stream, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2017

The runaway success of Opera Philadelphia's world premiere production of Breaking the Waves marked a catalytic moment last fall, “changing many of the people who brought the piece to the stage – and the company itself” (Philadelphia Inquirer). The new adaptation of Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nom... (more...)
Three New American Opera Projects to Premiere in Spring Three New American Opera Projects to Premiere in Spring
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2017

Three new operas developed by American Opera Projects to premiere:  two on race relations in America and one on the future of sex.... (more...)