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
Bubbles in Bubbleland
Friday 16 November
Enjoy an evening filled with singing and bubbles (in a signature cocktail!) at the unique and contemporary Squirrel Hill home of one of our Festival Fans, in celebration of Mister Rogers’ opera "Windstorm in Bubbleland."
Katherine Beck named winner of the 2018 Mildred Miller International Voice Competition
On Sunday 21 October 2018 at The Frick Art & Historical Center's auditorium, mezzo-soprano Katherine Beck was named the winner of the eighth annual Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, hosted by Pittsburgh Festival Opera.
Merry Madrigals at the Mansions
Join Pittsburgh Festival Opera on Thursday 20 December for an evening of merriment and mirth as we celebrate the season in the holiday splendor of Mansions on Fifth.