Pittsburgh Opera

Roses & Thorns: Resident Artists in Opera Couture

Pittsburgh Opera partnered with Choices Pittsburgh for the “Roses & Thorns” fashion show on March 9, which featured couture fashions from Lela Rose, hair and makeup by Studio Booth, and Pittsburgh Opera’s resident artists in opera couture. Before the show, guests enjoyed cocktails, wine from R Wine Cellar, and passed hors d’oeuvres by Hungry for Time. After the …

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Amazon-Themed Gala Launches Pittsburgh Opera’s 81st Season

Over 200 guests celebrated the beginning of Pittsburgh Opera’s 81st season at the 65th annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball. Held on September 28 at the Omni William Penn, the event raised close to $200,000 for Pittsburgh Opera. In honor of Pittsburgh Opera’s upcoming production “Florencia en el Amazonas,” the evening’s theme was Jewel of the Amazon. …

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Maecenas XXXV Concludes Opera’s 80th Season

Pittsburgh Opera concluded its 80th season with its annual Maecenas fundraiser gala on Saturday, May 18. Pittsburgh Opera honored Academy Award-winning actress and singer Shirley Jones with its Renaissance Award, and PNC Bank and the PNC Foundation with its Maecenas Award. The event was held at the Benedum Center and chaired by Dr. Lisa Cibik. …

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Pittsburgh Opera Hosts “Bohemian Nights” Fashion Show

Pittsburgh Opera’s “Bohemian Nights” fashion show dazzled guests gathered at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters in the Strip District on Monday, March 18. The evening featured couture fashions from Larrimor’s, hair and makeup by Studio Booth, and Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artists in opera couture. Before the show, guests enjoyed cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres by Hungry for …

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Diamond Horseshoe Ball Kicks Off Pittsburgh Opera’s 80th Anniversary Season

“Diamond Heist,” the 64th annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball, officially kicked off Pittsburgh Opera’s 80th Anniversary season Saturday night at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. Co-chaired by Alexandra Good, Esq., Daniel Gorchynsky, and Celia A. Soehner, Esq., the event and its more than 300 guests helped raise over $270,000 to support Pittsburgh Opera’s …

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Maecenas XXXIV Brings Contortionists to the Opera

Pittsburgh’s best-dressed celebrated at Pittsburgh Opera’s 34th annual Maecenas Gala on May 12th in a crowd of 250. Local performing arts patrons Pat and Michele Atkins were presented with Pittsburgh Opera’s Maecenas Award. Pittsburgh Opera awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award to Honorable Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which was accepted on his …

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Pittsburgh Opera Fashion Event Captures “Game of Thrones”

A Song of Thrones captured the drama of the immensely popular medieval fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” while spotlighting costuming and music from Pittsburgh Opera, as well as high-end fashions by designer Diana Misetic of Shadyside fashion studio & boutique Little Black Dress. Misetic custom-made cutting edge couture specifically for the event, which were worn …

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Moby Dick Spouts at Pittsburgh Opera

When Herman Melville’s classic 1850 novel hits Pittsburgh March 17 for a four-show run at the Pittsburgh Opera, audiences will set sail with Captain Ahab on his obsessive pursuit of the infamous white whale that robbed him of his leg and, perhaps, his sanity. The stage is Ahab’s ship, the Pequod, moving through various parts …

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Diamond Horseshoe Ball Kicks Off Pittsburgh Opera’s season

Pittsburgh Opera officially started off its 2017-18 season with the Diamond Horseshoe Ball at the Omni William Penn on Friday, September 22. The gala was chaired by Dr. Vonda Wright, a renowned orthopedic surgeon with UPMC, and her husband Peter Taglianetti, a Stanley Cup winner with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Over 200 attendees enjoyed a cocktail …

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Josh Gibson on Deck

Pittsburgh’s greatest but still relatively unknown sports hero is about to get a curtain call of a different kind. This spring, Pittsburgh Opera unveils “The Summer King,” the world premiere of Daniel Sonenberg’s tale of the remarkable, short life of baseball legend Josh Gibson. The opera weaves a young black man’s heartbreaking personal tribulations with …

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