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September 2018

Opera Up Close – Madama Butterfly

September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$5

Join Robert Boldin, Manager of Artistic Administration, and special guests from the production, for an in-depth look at Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Admission is $5; the event is free to members of FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera and donors at $50+.

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Descendants of Crom

September 28, 2018 - September 29, 2018
Cattivo, 146 44th Street
Pittsburgh, PA, PA 15201 United States
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$12 - $82

A gathering of rock, metal, sludge and more: This 2018 event will include a Pre Gala Thursday, September 27th at Howlers. And 2 all-day events at Cattivo the following Friday and Saturday at Cattivo. Descendants of Crom 2018 are: FRIDAY The Long Hunt Solarburn Yatra Eternal Black Curse the Son Doctor Smoke Doomstress Horehound Demon Eye Heavy Temple Sierra Disenchanter Devil to Pay Telekenetic Yeti Come to Grief Lo Pan SATURDAY JaketheHawk OutsideInside Molasses Barge Thunderbird Divine Cavern River Cult…

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Not Alone A Concert for Jack

September 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Campbell Memorial Chapel Chatham University, Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, 15232 United States
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$20.00

An evening of music and poetry featuring members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, reflecting on the struggles of mental health issues and suicide loss. Inspiring hope in the face of the current suicide crisis.

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October 2018

Madama Butterfly

October 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Benedum Center, 237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$14

Set in 1904 Japan, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is often considered the pinnacle of operatic tragedy, and has become one of today’s most beloved operas. The inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Miss Saigon, Madama Butterfly follows the tragic love story of the innocent, naive geisha Cio-Cio San and Pinkerton, a callous US naval officer. Cio-Cio San, while still a teenager, forsakes her family, heritage, and religion for Pinkerton. But what she considers to be true love, he considers a casual…

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Migrant Liberation Movement Suite

October 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square E
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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$25

Presented by New Hazlett as part of the Community Supported Art Performance Series Fusing soul and science, this multicultural jazz performance suggests that climate change is driving mass migration. Afro Yaqui Music Collective unites the music and stories of climate refugees from Mexico, Syria, and West Africa through jazz, dance, and theatre. Can we sow today’s revolutionary garden for tomorrow’s liberation? THE AFRO YAQUI MUSIC COLLECTIVE 
An indigenous-jazz band led by Gizelxanath Rodriguez and Ben Barson. With members in Pittsburgh,…

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October Brown Bag Concert

October 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free

You're invited to our free October Brown Bag concert! The performance takes place in the George R. White studio at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue in the Strip. It's free and open to everyone. Bring a friend and bring a lunch! Meet the Resident Artists afterward in an informal reception.

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Opera Up Close – Hansel & Gretel

October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$5

Join Robert Boldin, Manager of Artistic Administration, and special guests from the production, for an in-depth look at Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel. Admission is $5; the event is free to members of FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera and donors at $50+.

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November 2018

Nathan Avakian and Youth Silent Film Festival shorts

November 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Keystone Oaks Auditorium, 1000 Kelton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15216 United States
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$15 - $20

The always energetic organist Nathan Avakian returns to Pittsburgh with his presentation of International Youth Silent Film Festival shorts, along with solo concert selections. Nathan's silent shorts were filmed by youth under his tutelage just a couple of years ago. A rarity: silent films made in the 21st century! Nathan will accompany six films live on the PATOS Mighty WUrlitzer theatre organ. Nathan, just 26 years old, will also present modern musical selections from his youthful repertoire between the silent…

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November Brown Bag Concert

November 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free

You're invited to our free November Brown Bag concert! The performance takes place in the George R. White studio at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue in the Strip. It's free and open to everyone. Bring a friend and bring a lunch! Meet the Resident Artists afterward in an informal reception.

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December 2018

8th Annual Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along Concert

December 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave, Northside
Pittsburgh, PA 15233 United States
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Free - $18

Hallelujah! Bask in Handel's inspiring Messiah, surrounded by candlelight and Calvary's magnificent Tiffany stained-glass masterpieces. Our interactive, family-friendly concert features professional soloists, Chamber Orchestra, Messiah Choir, our historic 1895 Farrand & Votey organ, and is followed by a cookie reception in the Victorian Chapel. The Calvary Festival Choir will be fresh back from performing at Carnegie Hall, NYC in the DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York) Messiah Concert Thanksgiving Weekend 2018. Audience members are invited to bring one-pound non-perishable food…

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Holiday Brown Bag Concert

December 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free

You're invited to our free Holiday Brown Bag concert! Our Resident Artists bring you a varied program of holiday favorites in solos, ensembles, and sing-alongs. The performance takes place in the George R. White studio at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue in the Strip. It's free and open to everyone. Bring a friend and bring a lunch! Meet the Resident Artists afterward in an informal reception.

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January 2019

January Brown Bag Concert

January 5 @ 12:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free

You're invited to our free January Brown Bag concert! The performance takes place in the George R. White studio at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue in the Strip. It's free and open to everyone. Bring a friend and bring a lunch! Meet the Resident Artists afterward in an informal reception.

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February 2019

February Brown Bag Concert

February 9 @ 12:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free

Love is in the air this February. You're invited to our free February Brown Bag concert for an afternoon of love songs and a preview of our upcoming production of Glory Denied! Bring your valentine, galentine, or entire family! The performance takes place in the George R. White studio at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue in the Strip. It's free and open to everyone. Bring a friend and bring a lunch! Meet the Resident Artists afterward in an informal…

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Opera Up Close – Glory Denied

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$5

Join Robert Boldin, Manager of Artistic Administration, and special guests from the production, for an in-depth look at Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied. Admission is $5; the event is free to members of FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera and donors at $50+.

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Let My People Go: A Spiritual Journey Along The Underground Railroad

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2001 Wylie Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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Audiences are invited to celebrate Black History Month with this powerful performance of African American spirituals featuring four soloists and two actors backed by the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. Leading the audience along the Underground Railroad through storytelling, the actors will illuminate the secret codes used by those who traversed the Railroad and explain the importance of the era's songs. The Junior Mendelssohn Choir, a highly talented ensemble of high school-aged students, will open the show with works by contemporary…

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Let My People Go: A Spiritual Journey Along the Underground Railroad

February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Grove City College, 100 Campus Drive
Grove City, PA 16127 United States
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Audiences are invited to celebrate Black History Month with this powerful performance of African American spirituals featuring four soloists and two actors backed by the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. Leading the audience along the Underground Railroad through storytelling, the actors will illuminate the secret codes used by those who traversed the Railroad and explain the importance of the era's songs. All soloists and actors in the show will be African American. Particularly, the show's cast will include internationally acclaimed operatic…

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Glory Denied

February 23 @ 8:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Based on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. Colonel Thompson endured his brutal captivity by doggedly clinging to memories of his loving wife Alyce and their children. Alyce, however, believed Jim was dead. She and her children moved to…

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Glory Denied

February 26 @ 7:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Based on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. Colonel Thompson endured his brutal captivity by doggedly clinging to memories of his loving wife Alyce and their children. Alyce, however, believed Jim was dead. She and her children moved to…

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March 2019

Glory Denied

March 1 @ 7:30 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Based on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. Colonel Thompson endured his brutal captivity by doggedly clinging to memories of his loving wife Alyce and their children. Alyce, however, believed Jim was dead. She and her children moved to…

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Glory Denied

March 3 @ 2:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Based on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. Colonel Thompson endured his brutal captivity by doggedly clinging to memories of his loving wife Alyce and their children. Alyce, however, believed Jim was dead. She and her children moved to…

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March Brown Bag Concert

March 9 @ 12:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free

You're invited to our free March Brown Bag concert! The performance takes place in the George R. White studio at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue in the Strip. It's free and open to everyone. Bring a friend and bring a lunch! Meet the Resident Artists afterward in an informal reception.

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Opera Up Close – La bohème

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$5

Join Robert Boldin, Manager of Artistic Administration, and special guests from the production, for an in-depth look at Puccini’s La bohème. Admission is $5; the event is free to members of FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera and donors at $50+.

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La bohème

March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Benedum Center, 237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$14

Set against the backdrop of 1830’s Paris, La bohème follows four impoverished artists surviving with little more than friendship, passion, and their love for their art. When Roldolfo, a poet, and Mimi, a young seamstress, meet, the two are drawn into a tumultuous and passionate affair with a love that can only be broken by death. Emotional and dramatic, it’s no wonder Puccini’s most celebrated opera has transcended the genre, inspiring both a ballet and the Broadway hit musical RENT.…

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April 2019

La bohème

April 2 @ 7:00 pm
Benedum Center, 237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$14

Set against the backdrop of 1830’s Paris, La bohème follows four impoverished artists surviving with little more than friendship, passion, and their love for their art. When Roldolfo, a poet, and Mimi, a young seamstress, meet, the two are drawn into a tumultuous and passionate affair with a love that can only be broken by death. Emotional and dramatic, it’s no wonder Puccini’s most celebrated opera has transcended the genre, inspiring both a ballet and the Broadway hit musical RENT.…

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La bohème

April 5 @ 7:30 pm
Benedum Center, 237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$14

Set against the backdrop of 1830’s Paris, La bohème follows four impoverished artists surviving with little more than friendship, passion, and their love for their art. When Roldolfo, a poet, and Mimi, a young seamstress, meet, the two are drawn into a tumultuous and passionate affair with a love that can only be broken by death. Emotional and dramatic, it’s no wonder Puccini’s most celebrated opera has transcended the genre, inspiring both a ballet and the Broadway hit musical RENT.…

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La bohème

April 7 @ 2:00 pm
Benedum Center, 237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$14

Set against the backdrop of 1830’s Paris, La bohème follows four impoverished artists surviving with little more than friendship, passion, and their love for their art. When Roldolfo, a poet, and Mimi, a young seamstress, meet, the two are drawn into a tumultuous and passionate affair with a love that can only be broken by death. Emotional and dramatic, it’s no wonder Puccini’s most celebrated opera has transcended the genre, inspiring both a ballet and the Broadway hit musical RENT.…

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April Brown Bag Concert

April 13 @ 12:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free

You're invited to our free April Brown Bag concert! The performance takes place in the George R. White studio at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue in the Strip. It's free and open to everyone. Bring a friend and bring a lunch! Meet the Resident Artists afterward in an informal reception.

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Opera Up Close – Don Pasquale

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$5

Join Robert Boldin, Manager of Artistic Administration, and special guests from the production, for an in-depth look at Puccini’sDonizetti's Don Pasquale. Admission is $5; the event is free to members of FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera and donors at $50+.

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Don Pasquale

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - May 5 @ 3:00 pm
Benedum Center, 237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$14

Donizetti’s comic opera Don Pasquale has been entertaining and delighting audiences worldwide since the mid-1800s. The story concerns old and wealthy bachelor Don Pasquale, who has been the caretaker of his nephew, Ernesto, for some time. Pasquale attempts to secure Ernesto’s future by arranging a marriage between Ernesto and a “proper” girl. However, Ernesto is in love with the young widow Norina, and refuses to marry Pasquale’s suggested bride. With the help of their friend Dr. Malatesta, Ernesto and Norina…

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May 2019

Victoria’s Secret: A Life in Music

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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$10 - $45

Celebrate Queen Victoria during the 200th anniversary of her birth with Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh! Created by Matthew Mehaffey, MCP’s Robert Page Music Director, the show will feature an actress playing Victoria’s confidante, who will lead the audience through episodes of the Queen’s life in between short performances of music significant to her and her time. The performances will take place immediately after the conclusion of the third season of “Victoria”, PBS’s popular drama about the queen. Featured music will…

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