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"That first production involved a lot of me dumpster diving for flowers and catching spiders for an arachnophobe,” said David Hertzberg.
There's a man dressed like a bird hopping around the Benedum Center singing Mozart. This can only mean one thing: Opera is back.
"People are being forced to do this, not invited," said one Pittsburgh Symphony musician.
This year’s production debuts on Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. on the Pittsburgh Off the Record YouTube page with the theme “get vaccinated.”
One of the major arts funders in Pittsburgh, the Regional Asset District, has a dedicated fund for organizations looking to collaborate.
The discipline and skill involved in becoming a professional musician readily translated to other career fields during the pandemic.
Pittsburgh’s National Negro Opera Company House is on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered Places list.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conductor Andres Franco will become executive director at City of Asylum on Oct. 1.
After a six-month hiatus, members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera have returned to the stage.
Pittsburgh Opera reimagines its fall season in a smaller venue because of COVID-19.
“It wasn’t a revenue generator and wasn’t intended to be — this was about keeping up engagement,” says Pittsburgh Opera’s Chris Cox.
Summer programming includes a week of musical storytelling in partnership with the Allegheny County Librarian Association.
Arts groups across America have suffered huge losses, but local ticket buyers and patrons are trying to help.
Imagine visiting an art gallery and being forced to stare at the same painting for half an hour whether you want to or not.
It’s a thought-provoking rumination, and the bizarre situation offers plenty of humor. But the opera is hamstrung by pacing issues.
What about Pittsburgh Opera’s resident artist program pulls in such talented singers, and why do they choose to stay?
New collaborative programs will either bring community members into Heinz Hall or send musicians to perform in public spaces.
In May 2021, Pittsburgh Opera will produce “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” a 90-minute exploration of the saxophonist’s life and legacy.
Soprano Natasha Wilson proved a show-stealer, her charismatic whimsy and light, supple voice proving an absolute delight.
Just because the Pittsburgh Symphony hasn’t played a particular piece before doesn’t mean it should. That goes for music by any composer.
Music is primarily an art of association, sounds, melodies and rhythms forging connections between feelings, events and people.
Children with autism take in information differently than their peers. The loud music and flashing lights at concerts can be overwhelming.
Ticket holders will be able to walk through unimpeded, keeping all items on their person.
“I have to be the music for every moment, every gesture, every bit of eye contact,” said Manfred Honeck of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Pittsburgh has plenty of concert halls that seat 650 or fewer, and several spaces that seat 1,300 or more. But there’s nothing in between.
PBT has announced a Live Music Appeal to shore up funding to continue the current amount of live music for the next 50 years.
Next time you’re in Heinz, remember there are acoustic shadows under the balcony, and sometimes the cheap seats are the best in the house.
Exhibits range from interactive dance and music performances to technology themed murals and sculptures and virtual reality games.
Yes, arts coverage is shrinking. But it’s evolving, not declining. Here’s the plan.
Onstage are Purple Twirling Kitty, Friendly Frank the Weather Porpoise and Hildegard Hummingbird. Meet the cast Of Mister Rogers’ Operas.
Both shows hinged on the quality of the singers. The opera delivered. “Phantom” did not. Please put down the pitchforks.