Pittsburgh Opera Postpones New Opera

By Francisco Salazar

Pittsburgh Opera has postponed an upcoming world premiere.

According to the Pittsburgh Gazette, the company has postponed a new production of “Bhutto” — a dramatic treatment of the history of Pakistan’s Bhutto political dynasty. The work, which was set for November was postponed due to a lack of funding.

The opera was first workshopped back in Nov. 2018, where the composer, librettist, press and a small group of potential donors attended and had the change to hear a run through of the work.

The Pittsburgh Opera is now looking to find a slot for the work in a  future season, as the company still holds the premiere rights. However, the work could end up having its world premiere with another company.

The Pittsburgh Opera is set to open its 2019-20 season with “Don Giovanni” on Oct. 12, 2019.