Pittsburgh Festival Opera is Western Pennsylvania's acclaimed midsummer performing arts festival, filled with operas sung in English, musical theater, concerts, family fare, touring performance, and intimate music drama for all ages. During the 40th season in 2017 Mainstage productions in the 315-seat Falk Auditorium include: A GATHERING OF SONS - a world premiere jazz opera (and events in unique Pittsburgh venues). SWEENEY TODD, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical. XERXES, Handel's comic masterpiece. INTERMEZZO, comic scenes from a marriage by Richard Strauss, part of a new DISCOVER STRAUSS SERIES. Also: HANSEL AND GRETEL for children on Saturday mornings. Concerts: THREE (COUNTER)TENORS; DAPHNE ALDERSON Sings Leonard Cohen; MOZART BY MOONLIGHT; and “If I Loved you…”, a new Rodgers and Hammerstein revue.
Pittsburgh Festival Opera brings the power of world-class performances to humanize, energize and redefine opera as up-close and personal, approachable, and relevant. Breaking boundaries, PFO brings together audiences and artists of all backgrounds to engage in experiences that inspire and enthrall. The annual summer festival season presents a uniquely wide range of opera as theater, and theater as opera in a vibrant social context. Discounts include AAA, groups, and the VisitPITTSBURGH coupon book.