Pittsburgh Opera to Present ‘Charlie Parker’s Yardbird’

Pittsburgh Opera will present the first-ever Pittsburgh performances of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird.” The work will be presented at the Strip District from April 10 through 22 with a live, socially-distant audience at all six performances. Pittsburgh Opera is maintaining its successful COVID-19 safety protocols, including reduced seating capacity, mandatory mask-wearing, health screenings and temperature checks for all people entering the building, {…}

Arizona Opera 2018-19 Review: Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

“Charlie Parker’s Yardbird” features music by saxophone virtuoso Daniel Schnyder and a libretto by playwright Bridgette A. Wimberly. Since it premiered in 2015 at Opera Philadelphia, several the work has premiered with a number of companies, including the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the English National Opera. Perhaps the most interesting locale for “Yardbird” was its presentation at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre {…}