Pittsburgh Festival Opera
Intimate opera theater. Pittsburgh Festival Opera presents innovative opera, producing American works, reinterpretations of older works, and new works, for the widest possible audience. The company focuses on diversity in programming and casting, on crossing boundaries and bringing together talents from all the arts, on encouraging new talent, and on broadening audiences through outreach and education, to create a body of work that is original, entertaining, contemporary and relevant.
Pittsburgh Festival Opera brings the power of world-class performances to humanize, energize and re-define opera as an experience that is up-close and personal, approachable, and relevant to today’s audiences. We break boundaries in the arts, bringing together audiences and artists of all backgrounds to engage in experiences that inspire and enthrall.
Our primary Summer Season occurs in June and July each year, but we also present a number of other events throughout the year. Our education programs engage pre-K, elementary and middle school, and emerging professional singers to emphasize the joy of telling stories through music.
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News and Events
The Ring of The Ring
The wait is over! The drawing for the official "Ring of The Ring" has occurred. Congratulations to Amy Minter for winning this one-of-a-kind ring, custom-designed by a luxury jeweler to celebrate the return of Wagner's Ring Cycle to Pittsburgh Festival Opera.
Let the world know what your favorite opera company is—shop in our official Festival Store for t-shirts, mugs, notebooks, and more.
Pittsburgh Festival Opera is thrilled to announce that once again we’ve been offered a matching donation this summer. All gifts made to The Ring Fund between now and August 1, 2018 will be doubled!