Pittsburgh Opera Fashion Presents ‘Roses & Thorns’ Inspired by ‘Carmen’

By Francisco Salazar

Pittsburgh Opera will present its 2020 Fashion Show, entitled “Roses & Thorns,”  on March 9, 2020 at the company’s headquarters in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.

The fashion show, which is inspired by the opera “Carmen (which opens on March 28th at the Benedum Cente),” will combine the best in couture with operatic entertainment.

For “Roses & Thorns,” Pittsburgh Opera is partnering with designer Lela Rose and Choices Pittsburgh, as well as Studio Booth, Pittsburgh’s premier salon in East Liberty. Meanwhile, Floral arrangements will be done by by Allison McGeary.

The evening will also include hors d’oeuvres from Hungry for Time such as crostini with fava bean puree, roasted mushrooms and balsamic glaze; prosciutto, gouda, apple, and pickled onion finger sandwiches; and endive with crab salad.

Desserts, also from Hungry for Time, will include sparkling blueberry bites, mini crème brûlée, and dark chocolate mousse. The Strip District’s own R Wine Cellar will provide the wine.

This marks the fourth consecutive year of the popular fashion event.