Production History

Here is a complete repertory list of Pittsburgh Festival Opera productions staged within the past several years, arranged alphabetically. Please click the production title to reveal more information about each production.

 

Music by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler

 

PERFORMANCES

  • Sunday 7 July 2013 at 2:30 pm
  • Friday 12 July 2013 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday 20 July 2013 at 7:30 pm

Art Deco Theater
The Twentieth Century Club



Music and libretto by Peter Schickele (PDQ Bach)

 

Performances

  • Thursday 18 July 2013 at 8:30 pm
  • Saturday 20 July 2013 at 5:00 pm

Beaux Arts Ballroom
The Twentieth Century Club



WORLD PREMIERE
Music by Gilda Lyons
Libretto by Tammy Ryan 

Performances

  • Friday 15 July 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday 17 July 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday 23 July 2015 at 7:30 pm

Art Deco Theater
The Twentieth Century Club



 

Creative Team

Music: Richard Strauss
Libretto: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Director: Jonathan Eaton
Conductor: Brent McMunn

 

Performances

  • Friday 21 July 2014 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday 23 July 2014 at 2:00 pm

Art Deco Theater
The Twentieth Century Club

 

Critical Acclaim

"Jonathan Eaton’s lively, resourceful staging and Brent McMunn’s expert musical direction...brings Richard Strauss’s all-too-rarely heard operatic masterpiece vividly to life. [This] English-language production is an extraordinary accomplishment."
Robert Croan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 



Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler
Lyrics: Richard Wilbur, Lillian Hellman, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Dorothy Parker, and John Latouche

 

Performances

  • Saturday 7 July 2012 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday 13 July 13 2012 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday 15 July 2012 at 2:00 pm

Richard E. Rauh Theater
Hillman Center for the Performing Arts



 

Creative Team

Music:Richard Strauss
Libretto:Clemens Krauss
Director:Jonathan Eaton
Conductor:Brent McMunn/p>

 

Performances

  • Friday 21 July 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday 23 July 2015 at 2:00 pm

Art Deco Theater
The Twentieth Century Club

 

Critical Acclaim

"Once again, opera lovers are in debt to Pittsburgh Festival Opera for presenting a great but neglected opera in a persuasive performance. PFO's staging of “Capriccio” by Richard Strauss, seen July 25 at the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland, was probably its Pittsburgh premiere."
Mark Kanny, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

 



Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

Performances

  • Sunday 6 July 2016 at 7:00 pm
    Snuggery Farm
  • Saturday 09 July at 7:30 pm
    Falk Auditorium
    WInchester Thurston School

 



World Premiere

Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

Performances

  • Saturday 30 June 2012 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday 6 July 2012 at 7:30 pm
  • Thursday 12 July 2012 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday 14 July 2012 at 2:00 pm

Kountz Black Box Theater
Hillman Center for the Performing Arts

 



Word and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

 

Performances

  • Friday 15 July 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday 20 July 2015 at 7:30 pm

 

Beaux Arts Ballroom
The Twentieth Century Club

 



Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo DaPonte

 

Performances

  • Thursday 18 July 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Thursday 25 July 2015 at 7:30 pm

 

Various spaces
The Twentieth Century Club



World Premiere

Music by Roger Zahab
Libretti by Laci Corridor, Jonah Eisenstock, Josh Ginsburg, Wei He, Barbara Jwanouskos, Tracy Held Potter, Stephen Webb, Roger Zahab

Performances

  • 24 July 2014 at 6:00 pm
  • 25 July 2014 at 6:00 pm

Review quotes here



Music by George Frideric Handel
Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym 

 

Performances

  • Friday 15 July 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday 17 July 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday 23 July 2016 at 7:30 pm

Falk Auditorium
Winchester Thurston School

Review quotes go here...



Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack

 

Performances 

  • Friday 08 July 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday 10 July 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday 16 July 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday 23 July 2016 at 2:00 pm

Falk Auditorium
Winchester Thurston School



Music and Libretto by Seymour Barab

 

Performances

  • Saturday 09 July at 11:00 am
  • Saturday 16 July at 11:00 am
  • Saturday 23 July at 11:00 am

Hilda Willis Room
Winchester Thurston School



World Premiere

Music by Daron Aric Hagen,  Gilda Lyons,  Roger Zahab, Eric Moe, Dwayne Fulton, and Alberto Garcia Demestres.

Libretto by  Rob Handel

Performances

  • Sunday 15 July 2012 at 5:00 pm

Kountz Black Box Theater
Hillman Center for the Performing Arts



World Premiere

Music by Yanwa Guo, Monic Cecconi-Botella, Roger Zahab, Dwayne Fulton
Libretti by Rob Handel

Performances

  • Saturday 20 July 2013 at 10:30 pm
    Sunday 21 July 2013 at 6:30 pm

Beaux Arts Ballroom
The Twentieth Century Club



Music by Daron Hagen
Libretto by Paul Muldoon

 

Performances

  • Thursday 11 July 2013 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday 19 July 2013 at 7:30 pm

Beaux Arts Ballroom
The Twentieth Century Club



Music by Daron Hagen
Libretto by Paul Muldoon

 

Performances

  • Friday 7 June 2013 at 6:30 pm
  • Saturday 8 June 2013 at 6:30 pm

Fallingwater
Bear Run, PA



Music by Harvey Schmidt
Libretto by Tom Jones

 

Performances

  • Thursday 20 July 2014 at 7:30 pm
  • Thursday 27 July 2014 at 7:30 pm

 

Art Deco Theater
The Twentieth Century Club



Music by Lukas Foss
Libretto by Jean Karsavina

 

Performances

  • Saturday 10 July 2014 at 11:00 am
  • Saturday 17 July 2014 at 11:00 am
  • Saturday 14 July 2014 at 11:00 am

 

Beaux Arts Ballroom
The Twentieth Century Club



Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Emmanuel Schikanedr

 

Performances

  • Friday June 29, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday July 1, 2:00 pm
  • Sunday July 8, 2:00pm
  • Saturday July 14, 7:30pm

Richard E. Rauh Theater
Hillman Center for the Performing Arts



Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo DaPonte

 

Performances

  • Friday 16 July 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday 18 July 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday 24 July 2015 at 7:30 pm

Art Deco Theater
The Twentieth Century Club



Music by Franz Lehár
Libretto by Viktor León and Leo Stein

 

Performances

  • Friday 8 July 2014 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday 10 July 2014 at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday 16 July 2014 at 7:30 pm

Art Deco Theater
The Twentieth Century Club



Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Giuseppe Petrosellini

 

Performances

  • Sunday, July 14 at 2:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 20 at 2:30 pm

Art Deco Theater
The Twentieth Century Club



Music by Jacques Offenbach
Libretto by Jules Barbier

 

Performances

  • Saturday 6 July 2013 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday 13 July 2013 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday 21 July 2013 at 2:30 pm

Art Deco Theater
The Twentieth Century Club



Music and Libretto by Wallace DePue

 

Performances

  • Saturday 11 July 2015 at 11:00 am
  • Saturday 18 July 2015 at 11:00 am
  • Saturday 25 July 2015 at 11:00 pm

Beaux Arts Ballroom
The Twentieth Century Club



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