Pittsburgh Opera & Point Park University Partner for ‘Opera Animations’ Project

By Logan Martell

Pittsburgh Opera and Point Park University have announced a new partnership, titled “Opera Animations,” as they explore new ways of presenting the art form to audiences.

The partnership saw students from the Cinema Arts Department of Point Park Conservatory of Performing Arts making new, animated videos set to operatic selections from Pittsburgh Opera. The students were led by Assistant Professor David Morrison, as part of their Spring 2021 Community Animation Project. Six videos were created, featuring arias and duets of well-known works.

All six videos will be shown along with a live performance of the music on November 13, at the Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. The free event, titled “Animated Arias,” will be free to the public, with registration required.

“This collaboration with Pittsburgh Opera demonstrates our students’ understanding of the importance of community engagement and the interdisciplinary approach to the creative process of art making,” says Garfield Lemonius, Dean of the Conservatory of Performing Arts and Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Playhouse. “We are committed to showcasing the work of our talented students and proud of the work our students did through this partnership. I encourage everyone to see this incredible work, which highlights how these two art forms intersect.”