Since 1978, Pittsburgh Festival Opera has served the needs of a distinct market of music drama audiences in the greater Pittsburgh region. By presenting high-quality productions of music drama, we strive to work at the forefront of the genre. In its 40-year history, Pittsburgh Festival Opera has presented more than twenty-eight Pittsburgh premieres, many of them American operas that would not have been produced by other companies in the region. Only with your support can we continue to produce high quality opera and offer tickets at an affordable price.

Opera, the most exhilarating of art forms, is also the most expensive to produce; it combines highly trained singers, chorus, a full orchestra, dancers, and elaborate sets and costumes. Ticket revenues, however, cover only about a third of the production costs. We rely on donations from patrons like you to meet the remaining cost of presenting opera. Your tax-deductible contribution allows us to stage opera of the highest quality, to provide education and outreach programs to the community at large, and provide Pittsburgh with a summer festival of breath-taking live performances.


An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
Maria Callas


Your tax-deductible gift goes directly toward the artistic and education programs that make the Pittsburgh Festival Opera one of the premiere musical experiences in Western Pennsylvania.


One-Time Contribution

Your one-time gift will support the wide range of activities conducted by Pittsburgh Festival Opera, including education programs, production support, and community outreach efforts.

Make a Contribution


Ring Fund Contribution

You might also be interested in making a one-time contribution that specifically supports the Ring Cycle. Members of our Ring Leaders group receive additional perks connected to Ring Cycle events.

Become a Ring Leader


Recurring Contribution

A recurring monthly gift to Pittsburgh Festival Opera is a convenient and affordable way to express your passion for innovative opera. By making a regular monthly gift, you play a vital role in helping us to bring the highest quality opera to the stage and engaging opera-based education initiatives to the classrooms. The amount may be adjusted at any time. Your first payment will be processed at checkout.

Make a Recurring Gift



Pittsburgh Festival Opera would like to thank our current donors. Your generosity and support is appreciated!

For help with any questions regarding Individual Giving, or to make a donation by phone, please contact Development Director Roxy MtJoy at 412-621-1499 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..