Pittsburgh Festival Opera Announces New Four-Part Series ‘Legends in the Limelight’

The Pittsburgh Festival Opera has announced a new four-part series, “Legends in the Limelight,” as part of its expanded season. The concerts will feature both established and younger artists, two with ties to the Pittsburgh area. In the press release, Marianne Cornetti, internationally recognized as one of the leading Verdi mezzo-sopranos of her generation and Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s artistic director said, {…}

Pittsburgh Festival Opera to Release New Podcast ‘UNSTAGED: Opera from Every Angle’

Pittsburgh Festival Opera has announced a new podcast entitled “UNSTAGED: Opera from Every Angle.” The podcast will feature a mix of national and regional voices from around the world of opera. The podcast will be co-hosted by mezzo-soprano and Pittsburgh Festival Opera artistic director Marianne Cornetti and executive director Christopher Powell. “Our podcast is another opportunity for Pittsburgh Festival Opera {…}

Gregory Kunde, Michael Chioldi, Margorie Owens, Alexandra Loutsion Headline Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s 2021 Season

The Pittsburgh Festival Opera has announced its 2021 season, which will run between May and December. “Since I began as artistic director here at Pittsburgh Festival Opera, my mantra has been to be visible, viable and victorious — even during a pandemic,” said Marianne Cornetti, artistic director of the Pittsburgh Festival Opera, in a press release. “Because we are still {…}

Marjorie Owens, Stuart Skelton, Jane Eaglen Headline Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s ‘Wicked Wagner Weekend’

Pittsburgh Festival Opera in Pennsylvania has announced “Wicked Wagner Weekend,” a digital mini-festival featuring solo and duet performances from nine of Wagner’s operas across three nights. The festival, which will take place between Oct. 30 through Nov. 1,  will be curated by Wagnerian expert Jane Eaglen, and Artistic Director Marianne Cornetti. The singers who have recorded from around the world {…}

Marianne Cornetti, Kevin Short, Christine Goerke Headline Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s ‘UNSTAGED: Pandemic Season Festival’

Pittsburgh Festival Opera has announced a brand new season entitled “UNSTAGED: Pandemic Season Festival.” The updated slate will take place between July 10-26 and features a number of online events, live digital performances, and inside looks. “We were disappointed that the pandemic upended our fabulous planned season,” said Artistic Director Marianne Cornetti in a press release. “While we’ve moved some {…}

Pittsburgh Festival Opera Unveils 2020 Young Artists Program Participants

The Pittsburgh Festival Opera has unveiled its 2020 Young Artists Program. The program has been revamped to include singers, pianists, and stage directors. The Young Artists include soprano Maureen Brabec, soprano  Natalie Marie Butchko, mezzo-soprano Autumn Capocci, mezzo-soprano Sadie Cheslak, soprano Lindsey Chinn, soprano Anissa Clay, stage director George Cole, soprano Jessica Crowell, tenor Brent Doucette, mezzo-soprano Taylor-Alexis DuPont, soprano {…}