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Web Site:www.pittsburghfestivalopera.org
Address:5530 Penn Ave, Suite 11
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
United States
Pittsburgh Festival Opera
Budget Level: 4

Pittsburgh Festival Opera (formerly known as Opera Theater of Pittsburgh) presents innovative opera in English, producing American works, reinterpretations of older works, and new works, for the widest possible audience. The company focuses on diversity in programming and casting, on crossing boundaries and bringing together talents from all the arts, on encouraging new talent, and on broadening audiences through outreach and education, to create a body of work that is original, entertaining, contemporary and relevant.


Pittsburgh Festival Opera fulfills its mission through:

  • Summer Season: a five-week-long summer festival that presents a uniquely wide range of opera and musical theatrical entertainment.
  • Opera for everyone: a commitment to developing new audiences through innovative and imaginative programming, accessible ticket pricing and singing in English.
  • Originality and quality: earning regional and national recognition for award-winning work and innovative programming. 
  • Creative collaboration: working with a wealth of creative talent from across the arts to keep programming alive and exciting to contemporary audiences, building a reputation that is endorsed by partnerships with other performing arts organizations in Pittsburgh and around the country.
  • Developing new talent: giving performance opportunities and training to help develop emerging young professional singers, accompanists, directors and designers through the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition and the Young Professional Artist Program. 
  • Education and outreach: serving younger communities year-round with educational programs from pre-school to high-school, focusing on underprivileged areas in and around Pittsburgh.
  • New works: commissioning new music dramas for new audiences, including short comic music dramas, ‘guerilla’ vignettes and operas exploring themes of real contemporary interest and importance, Pittsburgh Festival Opera plays its part in keeping opera alive, relevant and entertaining in the present, while helping to build a legacy for future generations.
  • International impact: involving young artists from more than a dozen countries around the world through the international complexion of the Young Professional Artists Program.


ChristopherM.PowellExecutive Director
Jonathan  Eaton Artistic Director
Robert  FrankenberryMusic Director
Roxy MtJoyDevelopment Director
Anqwenique KinselEducation Director
Victoria BailsMarketing Assistant
Lynne  Squilla Producer
Lindsay Lehman Assistant Artistic Director
TitleComposerOpening Night
The ValkyrieWagnerFriday, July 19, 2019
Die Liebe der DanaeStraussFriday, July 12, 2019
ArabellaStraussFriday, July 20, 2018
The Rhinegold (Das Rheingold)WagnerFriday, July 13, 2018
La bohemePucciniFriday, July 6, 2018
IntermezzoStraussFriday, July 21, 2017
XerxesHandelFriday, July 14, 2017
Sweeney ToddSondheimFriday, July 7, 2017
Hansel and Gretel (Small Scale)HumperdinckSaturday, July 1, 2017
The Silent WomanStraussFriday, July 22, 2016
Julius CaesarHandelFriday, July 15, 2016
Little Red Riding HoodBarabSaturday, July 9, 2016
CarmenBizetSaturday, July 9, 2016
Kiss Me, KatePorterFriday, July 8, 2016
CapriccioStraussSaturday, July 25, 2015
Figaro ReduxMozartThursday, July 23, 2015
A New Kind of FalloutLyonsSaturday, July 18, 2015
Damn YankeesAdkerSaturday, July 11, 2015
The True Story of the Three Little PigsDePueSaturday, July 11, 2015
The Marriage of FigaroMozartFriday, July 10, 2015
The FantasticksSchmidtMonday, July 7, 2014
Ariadne on NaxosStraussMonday, July 7, 2014
The Merry WidowLehárMonday, July 7, 2014
L'IncantesimoMontemezziTuesday, February 2, 2010
BrundibárKrásaSaturday, November 7, 2009
Gianni SchicchiPucciniSaturday, April 4, 2009
Prima la musica e poi le paroleSalieriTuesday, March 3, 2009
Porgy and BessGershwinMonday, February 2, 2009
Die FledermausStrauss, Jr.Friday, December 12, 2008
DjamilehBizetSaturday, October 4, 2008
Lost in the StarsWeillSaturday, February 2, 2008
Die FledermausStrauss, Jr.Wednesday, December 12, 2007
The Marriage of FigaroMozartSunday, September 9, 2007
Red DustRosenblumSaturday, May 5, 2007
The Sound of A VoiceGlassWednesday, April 4, 2007
Amahl and the Night VisitorsMenottiTuesday, December 12, 2006
Carmen JonesHammerstein IITuesday, October 10, 2006
Twilight of the GodsDoveFriday, July 7, 2006
RhinegoldDoveFriday, July 7, 2006
The ValkyrieDoveFriday, July 7, 2006
The Jackleg TestamentBolotinSaturday, April 1, 2006
Amahl and the Night VisitorsMenottiThursday, December 1, 2005
A View from the BridgeBolcomWednesday, September 1, 2004
The Jumping Frog of Calaveras CountyFossSunday, August 1, 2004
The Emperor of AtlantisUllmannThursday, April 4, 2002
Bluebeard's CastleBartókThursday, April 4, 2002
BrundibárKrásaThursday, March 7, 2002
Amahl and the Night VisitorsMenottiWednesday, December 12, 2001
Limbus - a Mechanical OperaBolotinSaturday, March 3, 2001
La serva padronaPergolesiFriday, February 2, 2001
The Cunning Little VixenJanácekMonday, January 1, 2001
Amahl and the Night VisitorsMenottiTuesday, December 12, 2000
The Old Maid and the ThiefMenottiSaturday, December 9, 2000
Madrigals of Love and WarMonteverdiSunday, November 5, 2000
Suor AngelicaPucciniFriday, March 3, 2000
The MediumMenottiFriday, March 3, 2000
The Saint of Bleecker StreetMenottiSunday, April 4, 1999
The Marriage of FigaroMozartWednesday, April 16, 1997
SusannahFloydSunday, May 5, 1996
La bohèmePucciniSunday, March 3, 1996
CendrillonMassenetMonday, May 1, 1995
Il barbiere di SivigliaRossiniThursday, April 1, 1993
PositionTypeDate Submitted
Executive DirectorFull-Time12/7/2018
Artistic AdministratorFull-Time8/9/2018

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