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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Review: In Phantom of the Opera vs. Pittsburgh Opera, the opera wins (unsurprisingly) due to vocal quality by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Both shows hinged on the quality of the singers. The opera delivered. “Phantom” did not. Please put down the pitchforks.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Critic's Notebook: A Pittsburgh take on a pair of Los Angeles Philharmonic premieres by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Composer Tan Dun spent two years researching lost musical manuscripts from the Dunhuang Library Cave before creating his “Buddha Passion.”

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Critic's Notebook: A new ballet score for 'The Great Gatsby' imitates silent film music by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fitzgerald wrote “The Great Gatsby” in 1925, when jazz was catching on in Paris and the foxtrot and tango were taking the U.S. by storm.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Pittsburgh Opera's season has more conflict-centric operas, returns to baroque by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Next season includes “The Last American Hammer,” a satirical treatment of a one-man militia raging against the tyranny of the government.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Review: Pittsburgh Opera shortens a Mozart opera with mixed results by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“AfterWARds” shortens a full-length opera to about 80 minutes and transforms the story into a tale about refugees. It doesn’t really work.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Breakdancing to Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker': A new holiday tradition by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This week “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” came to the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh for a two-night, high-energy celebration of the holiday spirit.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Pittsburgh Opera's next major commission is expected to debut next year by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to be elected prime minister of Pakistan in 1988. Pittsburgh Opera is developing an opera about her life.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Critic's notebook: Leslie Odom, Jr. with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How did the different Pittsburgh musical groups measure up this weekend?

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Renee Fleming to headline PSO gala by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One of opera’s greatest treasures speaks about the quality of contemporary film music and her recent melodies on the big screen.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Hill House concert is part of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's community building by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is seeking community voices to weigh in on how to best connect with local neighborhoods.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble places audience in headphones for a unique live concert experience by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

To close its 43rd season, PNME provided high-fidelity headphones to everyone in a packed theater on the South Side.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Monica Ellis comes back to the Hill with her bassoon by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The PSO is working to develop relationships with Pittsburgh communities and artists without coming off as patronizing.

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Pittsburgh Festival Opera delivers uneven 'Arabella' by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Festival Opera stages a rare Strauss opera each year. This year’s offering, “Arabella,” has an unfinished libretto. It shows.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Review: Pittsburgh Opera's 'Elixir of Love' proves entertaining but unrefined by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Among the zanier adaptations of the medieval romance story of Tristan and Isolde, Donizetti’s opera buffa (read: screwball opera) “L’elisir d’amore” (”The Elixir of Love”) is p…

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Review: Pittsburgh Opera pits man against nature in 'Moby-Dick' by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An epic that pits a crew of richly outsized personalities against nature and the unknown, “Moby-Dick” provides ample mystic and drama for an operatic setting.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

First Night fronts Lee Fields & The Expressions to ring in 2018 by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced soul and funk wizard Lee Fields & The Expressions as headliner for the Highmark First Night Pittsburgh’s New Year’s Eve Celebration.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A unique twist on Haydn's 'Creation' at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra this weekend by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Would you attend the symphony if it staged a production preaching creationism? Preaching evolution?

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Vet Tix partners with Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera to provide free tickets to veterans by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Veterans Day only comes once a year, but we like to think of every day as Veterans Day,” said Al Maag, chief marketing officer of the Veteran Tickets Foundation, which has distributed m…

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Opera Tots: Pittsburgh Opera opens season with "Tosca" featuring Pittsburgh Youth Chorus members by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Opera began rehearsing for their opening performance three weeks ago. But what of the children?

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