Lysistrata performance at Pittsburgh Festival Opera


by Mark Adamo based on a work by Aristophanes

Women on a mission: combatting war with sex

It was scandalous in 411 B.C.: Aristophanes imagined a woman, Lysistrata, who was so fed up with constant war that she convinces noble women to withhold sex in order to get their warrior husbands to stop fighting. That play inspired the 2005 opera Lysistrata, or The Nude Goddess, which hits the stage at the Ace Hotel with us this summer. Don’t miss this empowering story to discover if all really is fair in love and war.

Featuring members of the 2020 Young Artists Program under the direction of Derrick R. Brown and conducted by Robert Frankenberry.

Sung in English with English supertitles projected over the stage.


Moved to 2021 Festival


Pre-opera talk, free for all ticketholders, provides insights into each production an hour before curtain.