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
2018 Festival Season
Join us in July 2018 for our 41st season of presenting great operas in English, in new productions that immerse you in glorious music. Experience intimate opera theater in the comfortable environs of the Falk Auditorium and Hilda Willis Room at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside.
Gala of the Gods
The Norse Gods of Richard Wagner’s RING come to Earth for an epic evening of big voices, heavenly music, fantastic deities, and fabulous feasting! Dine and dance like the gods and goddesses of opera to celebrate the 2018 launch of Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s Ring Cycle.
The Mastersingers 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.