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Most students who study at music conservatories won’t wind up performing music professionally. Why study music, then?
Pittsburgh Opera’s charismatic and excellent production of “Figaro” runs at the Benedum Center through Sunday.
Pittsburgh Opera is indeed staging Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” from Nov. 5-12 at the Benedum Center.
The artistry of the singers and musicians popped against sets that paired rustic and modernist elements.
Quantum Theatre has a budget of about $1 million, and its new production of “Idaspe” will cost about half a million. It’s a risk.
This ain’t no Disney story. In the Czech variant of the tale, things go bump in the night, set to fluid melodies by the composer Dvorak.
Anyone who’s spent time in Pittsburgh knows that the arts scene punches above its weight. GPAC is part of the reason.
In addition to musical ability, people skills and leadership skills are perhaps the most essential qualifiers for a conductor.
Pittsburgh Festival Opera, the smaller of the city’s two opera companies, isn’t putting on any full operas this year.
Pittsburgh Opera will post its acclaimed production “In a Grove” for free on YouTube on May 15th.
The opera wades into one of America's most sensitive current topics and engages an a primarily emotional level. I didn't find it compelling.
The historic house in Homewood recently received more than $800,000 from Laura and former President George W. Bush, the Allegheny Foundation and The Burke Family Foundation.
In a bit of 19th century lipstick feminism gone rogue, Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Carmen" didn't actually show much skin.
Pittsburgh's performances of "In a Grove," which run Feb. 19 to March 3 at the opera's headquarters in the Strip District, mark the world premiere. Tickets begin at $25 at pittsburghopera.or…
On Feb. 15, Kelly Dee and Alan Olifson are launching Pittsburgh Story Club, an event to replace the former monthly Moth storytelling events.
Pittsburgh Opera's next season, features an assortment of less familiar works anchored by Mozart's crowd-pleasing "The Marriage of Figaro.”
The Heinz Endowments has announced grants totaling $351,000 for local artists and organizations.
The worst operas are the ones that inspire nothing but boredom. Most fall somewhere in between these poles.
“Everyone’s frustrated,” said violinist Christopher Wu. “It’s tough to agree on the best way to move forward.”
"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.