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
Pimms and Previews
Join us for the next Festival Fans event as we gather around the fire at the Shooting Lodge at Longue Vue Club, for an evening of Pimms Cups and beautiful music.
Young Professional Artist Program
Artists interested in being part of a combined professional training and performing program are invited to apply for our Young Professional Artist Program that takes place in Pittsburgh as part of Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s 2019 summer festival activities.
Mildred Miller International Voice Competition
Join us as we bring America's best young (aged 18–35) singers to Pittsburgh to compete for cash prizes and solo roles in the 2019 Festival Season.