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.
Slideshow photographs by Patti Brahim and John Bauerlein
News and Events
Join our good friends at Britsburgh at their annual Burns Night Supper at the quintessentially British Hartwood Acres Mansion on Saturday 27 January.
Saints and Singers
Join us on Sunday 18 February for a chapel tour and program of sacred music for voice and organ at Saint Anthony Chapel, home to more than 5,000 relics of the Catholic faith.
The Mastersinger Project for Young Dramatic Voices
Jane Eaglen, Artistic Director
Pittsburgh Festival Opera is proud to announce a new component of its summer Young Professional Artists Program for young dramatic voices on the cusp of professional careers with an interest in Wagner, Strauss, and dramatic repertoire.