Pittsburgh Opera Announces its 80th Season

Pittsburgh Opera Announces its 80th Season

Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2018-19 season, its 79th. The season continues Pittsburgh Opera's tradition of performing world-class productions of old favorites and exciting new works. The 80th season will feature four operas produced at the Benedum Center and two Resident Artist operas- the annual production at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater and Second Stage Project at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters.

Season Overview:

Benedum Center Productions:

Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly

  • Sat., Oct. 6, 2018 * 8:00 PM
  • Tues., Oct. 9, 2018 * 7:00 PM
  • Fri., Oct. 12, 2018 * 7:30 PM
  • Sun., Oct. 14, 2018 * 2:00 PM

Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel

  • Sat., Nov. 3, 2018 * 8:00 PM
  • Tues., Nov. 6, 2018 * 7:00 PM
  • Student Matinee: Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018 * 10:30AM
  • Fri., Nov. 9, 2018 * 7:30 PM
  • Sun., Nov. 11, 2018 * 2:00 PM

Giacomo Puccini's La bohème

  • Sat., March 30, 2019 * 8:00 PM
  • Tues., April 2, 2019 * 7:00 PM
  • Fri., April 5, 2019 * 7:30 PM
  • Sun., April 7, 2019 * 2:00 PM

Gaetano Donizetti's Don Pasquale

  • Sat., April 27, 2019 * 8:00 PM
  • Tues,, April 30, 2019 * 7:00 PM
  • Fri., May 3, 2019 * 7:30 PM
  • Sun., May 5, 2019 * 3:00 PM

CAPA Theater Production: afterWARds - "Mozart's Idomeneo Reimagined", directed by David Paul, a world premiere production

  • Sat., Jan. 26, 2019 * 8:00 PM
  • Tues., Jan. 29, 2019 * 7:00 PM
  • Fri., Feb. 1, 2019 * 7:30 PM
  • Sun., Feb. 3, 2019 * 2:00 PM

Second Stage Project: Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied

  • Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 * 8:00 PM
  • Tue., Feb. 26, 2019 * 7:00 PM
  • Fri., March 1, 2019 * 7:30 PM
  • Sun., March 3, 2019 * 2:00 PM

Special Events:

  • 64th Annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball - Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Maecenas Ball XXXV - Saturday, May 11, 2019

Free, Low Cost and Other Events:

Tickets:

  • Season tickets (subscriptions) are now available. Subscriptions for the four Benedum productions range from $45 - $644.
  • Single ticket sales begin in late August.
  • Single tickets for the Benedum Center productions start at just $14; Children ages 18-and-under start at just $7.
  • Group discounts, including student discounts, are available.

About Pittsburgh Opera: Pittsburgh Opera celebrates its 80th season in 2018-19. Established by five intrepid women in 1939, Pittsburgh Opera is viewed as one of the most vibrant opera organizations in the U.S., with a rich artistic tradition, outstanding educational programs, an acclaimed artist training program, and a progressive outlook toward the future. Its green initiative culminated in LEED Silver certification for its Strip District headquarters, and its capacity as a true community partner has increased significantly under General Director Christopher Hahn's leadership.


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