Production History

Since 1978, Opera Theater has served the needs of a diverse market of music drama audiences in the greater Pittsburgh region. By presenting high-quality productions of music drama not available elsewhere, Opera Theater continues to work at the forefront of the genre. In its 35-year history, Opera Theater has presented more than 30 Pittsburgh premieres, many of them American operas that would not be produced by other companies in the region. 

Upcoming Season

2014-2015 Season

Lyons | A New Kind of Fallout

     World Premiere

PAST SEASONS

 2013-2014 Season

Lehár | The Merry Widow

    July 11, 19, 27 2014

Foss | The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

    July 12, 19, 26 2014

Schmidt | The Fantasticks

    July 12, 13, 17, 25, 26 2014

Strauss | Ariadne on Naxos

    July 18, 20, 26 2014

Zahab | Happy Hour!

    July 26, 27 2014

2012-2013 Season

 

Offenbach | The Tales of Hoffmann–Retold

     July 6, 13, 21 2013

Sondheim | A Little Night Music

      July 7, 12, 20, 2013

Hagen | Shining Brow

     July 11, 19, 2013

Mozart | The Secret Gardener/La finta giardiniera

     July 14, 20, 2013

Night Caps International

     July 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 2013

Schickele | A Little Nightmare Music

     July 18, 20, 2013

2011-2012 Season

 

Mozart | The Magic Flute

     June 29, July 1, 8, 14 2012

Bernstein | Candide

      July 7, 13, 15, 2012

Bizet | Carmen–The Gypsy

     June 30, July 6, 12, 2012

Night Caps

     July 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2012

2010-2011 Season

 

Gluck | Orpheus and Euridice

     November 5, 6, 7, 2010

Breuer/Telson | The Gospel at Colonus

     March 25, 26, 27, 2011

Gordon | Euridice and Orpheus

     June 9, 10, 11, 2011

2009-2010 Season

 

Kraša | Brundibar

     Production Design by Maurice Sendak

Ellington | Beggars Holiday

Montemezzi | The Love Spell

Foster/Levine | Beautiful Dreamers

     April 18, 15, May 1, 2010

     Collaboration with Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre

2008-2009 Season

 

Bizet | Djamileh

Strauss | Die Fledermaus

Salieri| Prima la musica

Puccini | Gianni Schicchi

2007-2008 Season

 

Mozart | The Marriage of Figaro 

     September 25 - 30, 2007

Strauss, Jr. | Die Fledermaus

     December 27, 29 & 30, 2007

Weill | Lost in the Stars

     February 21, 23 & 24, 2008

2006-2007 Season

 

Hammerstein | Carmen Jones

     November 17 - 18, 2006

Menotti | Amahl and the Night Visitors

     December 14 - 17, 2006

Mozart | The Magic Flute

     March 24, 27, 30, and April 1, 2007

     Collaboration with Pittsburgh Opera

Glass | The Sound of a Voice

     April 26 - 29, 2007

Rosenblum | Red Dust

     May 18 - 20, 2007

2005-2006 Season

 

Menotti | Amahl and the Night Visitors

     December 14 - 18, 2005

Britten | Noye's Fludde

     March 2 - 5, 2006

Bolotin | The Jackleg Testament

     March 2 - 5, 2006

Wagner | The Ring

     July 14 - 16 and 21 - 23, 2006

2004-2005 Season

 

Stravinsky | The Soldier's Tale

     November 5 - 7, 2004

     Collaboration with the Pittsburgh Symphony

Menotti | Amahl and the Night Visitors

     December 8 - 12, 2004

Bolcom | A View From the Bridge

     September 16 - 26, 2004

2003-2004 Season

 

Hoiby | Summer and Smoke

     September 26 - October 5, 2003

Talking with Tennessee

     September 25 - October 5, 2003

     Devised and directed by Jonathan Eaton

Menotti | Amahl and the Night Visitors

     December 7 - 13, 2003

Davis | Jazzopera: Just Above My Head

     June 9 - 13, 2004

2002-2003 Season

 

25th Anniversary Celebration

     April 27, 2003

Menotti | Amahl and the Night Visitors

     December 12 - 15, 2002

Mozart | The Magic Flute

     November 22 - 23, 2002

2001-2002 Season

 

Bartók | Bluebeard's Castle

     April 26 - 28, 2002

Ullman | The Emperor of Atlantis

     April 6 - 7, 2002

Krása | Brundibár

     March 7, 2002

Menotti | Amahl and the Night Visitors

     December 13 - 16, 2001

2000-2001 Season

 

Monteverdi | Madrigals of Love and War

     November 4 - 5, 2000

Menotti | Amahl and the Night Visitors

     December 14 - 17, 2000

Bolotin | Limbus

     March 27 - 31, 2001

1999-2000 Season (Kurt Weill Centenary Festival)

 

Weill | Der Jasager (The Consenter)

     April 10, 2000

Weill | Weill We're At It

     April 22, 2000

Weill/Eaton | Songplay

     April 26 - May 7, 2000

Weill | Die Bürgschaft (The Bond)

     May 25 - 28, 2000

1998-1999 Season

 

Floyd | Susannah

     March 27 & 29, 1998

Bernstein | Candide

     April 16 & 18, 1999

1997-1998 Season

Mozart | The Magic Flute

     April, 1997

1996-1997 Season

 

Mozart | The Marriage of Figaro

     April 16, 1997

Moore | The Ballad of Baby Doe

1995-1996 Season

 

Smetana | The Bartered Bride 

     March 28 & 30, 1996

1994-1995 Season

 

Massenet | La Cendrillon

     May 18 & 20, 1995

Puccini | Madama Butterfly

March 22 & 25, 1995

1993-1994 Season

 

Handel | Julius Caesar in Egypt

     March 3 & 5, 1994

1992-1993 Season

 

Rossini | Il Barbiere di Siviglia

May 15, 1993

1991-1992 Season

 

Ward | The Crucible 

     November 23, 1991

1990-1991 Season

 

Menotti | The Consul

     May 19, 1991

1989-1990 Season

 

Gluck | Orpheus and Euridice

     May 1 & 3, 1990

Blitzstein | Regina

     January 18, 1990

Mozart | Così fan tutte

     November 19, 1989

Bizet | Carmen

     Summer 1989

1988-1989 Season

 

Mozart | The Marriage of Figaro

     April 22, 1989

Scarlatti | The Triumph of Honor

     January 22, 1989

Meacham | Tartuffe

     November 20 & 2, 1998

1987-1988 Season

 

Scarlatti | The Triumph of Honor

     January 18, 1987

Mollicone | Emperor Norton

     March 29, 1987

Menotti | The Telephone

     April, 26, 1987

Pergolesi | La Serva Padrona

     April 26, 1987

Bizet | Carmen

     Touring production

1986-1987 Season

 

Puccini | Madama Butterfly

Verdi | La Traviata

Rossini | Barber of Seville

1985-1986 Season

 

Puccini | La Bohème

1984-1985 Season

 

Humperdinck | Hansel and Gretel

1983-1984 Season

 

Moss | The Brute

     May 24, 1984

Harbison | A Full Moon in March

     May 24, 1984

1982-1983 Season

 

Mozart | Marriage of Figaro