OPERA America Awards $300,000 in Grants to Thirteen Opera Companies
Opera Theater has received a grant from OPERA America, the national nonprofit service organization for opera, as part of $300,000 awarded in grants to 13 opera companies through the first year of its Building Opera Audiences grant program, generously funded by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation. This new grant program seeks to support the efforts of North American opera companies to build informed, enthusiastic audiences for opera through innovative marketing projects.
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh to Perform ‘Shining Brow’ at Fallingwater
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh will perform “Shining Brow,” the American opera with music by Daron Hagen and libretto by Paul Muldoon on Fallingwater’s famous exterior terraces, Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8 – the weekend of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 146th birthday.
Opera Theater Launches Second SummerFest, July 6-21, 2013, in Oakland’s Magnificent Twentieth Century Club
Opera Theater plans a three week festival of opera, musicals, new works and recitals in the beautiful Art Deco auditorium of Oakland’s historic Twentieth Century Club. SummerFest 2013 features both classic and new operas sung in English, a Sondheim musical, and a variety of festive offerings in one of Pittsburgh’s hidden architectural treasures, July 6-21, 2013.
Opera Theater presents Mildred Miller International Voice Competition and Opera Champion of Pittsburgh Competition Finals, Nov. 3-4
Aspiring singers will be showcased in the real life drama of two vocal competitions Nov. 3-4, 2012, Carnegie Mellon University’s Carnegie Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Both professional and amateur singers compete for opportunities for prize monies and roles in Opera Theater SummerFest’s 2013 season.
Opera Theater Commissions Local and International Composers for Late Night Opera Series
Night Caps provide late-night entertainment during the second and third weeks of Opera Theater’s inaugural SummerFest, June 6-8 and 12-15. Six witty and naughty 15-minute operas are designed to be enjoyed with a friend and a signature Night Caps cocktail…
Opera Theater Receives OPERA America Audience Development Grant for Night Caps Production.
OPERA America’s Audience Development grants help opera companies to implement community engagement activities that develop new audiences for American opera and music-theater, engage diverse audiences, deepen current audiences’ understanding and appreciation of new and existing American works, and increase the participation of audiences in a company’s activities…
Opera Theater Announces 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize Winners of the 2011 Opera Champ of Pittsburgh Amateur Voice Competition.
Special recognition prizes are awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place singers in the Opera Champion of Pittsburgh Competition. Originally, only a Grand Prize was offered, but Artistic Director Jonathan Eaton decided to change that structure. “I was struck by how talented all of our contestants are…”
Opera Theater Announces Winners of the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition.
Opera Theater is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Mildred Miller International Voice Competition. On October 29, five finalists sang before a renowned panel of judges, including Marianne Cornetti, Robert Croan, Kevin Glavin, Mildred Miller, and Eugene Perry…
Opera Theater Announces SummerFest 2012.
Opera Theater is reinventing itself as a summer festival, presenting three weeks of opera, concerts, recitals and cabaret from June 29-July 15, 2012. Performances will take place in The Hillman Center for Performing Arts…
Opera Theater Announces Professional and Amateur Voice Competitions.
Opera Theater is launching two new voice competitions, one for international and emerging professional opera singers, and one for regional amateur divas and divos. Named in honor of Opera Theater’s founder, the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition will bring young professionals from across the world to Pittsburgh…