Pittsburgh Opera’s ‘Student Matinee’ To Bring 2,000+ Schoolchildren To Benedum

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Pittsburgh Opera’s “Student Matinee” performance of Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love” is set to bring 2,000+ schoolchildren to Benedum on Thursday, April 26.

The performance, which will be shown from 10:30 – 1:00 p.m., will include Pittsburgh Opera’s full orchestra, top-quality singers, chorus, and production elements.

The field trip will continue Pittsburgh Opera’s educational program to expand opera audiences. As noted in a press release, “Students are consistently our most wildly enthusiastic audience of the year. They dispel the myths that opera is for old people and that kids either won’t understand it or will think it’s boring.”

The Student Matinee is sponsored by EQT and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

“The Elixir of Love” opens on April 21, 2018 and runs through 29, 2018. The run is set to star Ekaterina Siurina and Dimitri Pittas. Christian Capocaccia conducts the production.

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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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