2425 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Pittsburgh Opera presents two exciting
operas this fall at the Benedum Center -
Verdi’s La traviata and Strauss’s Salome.
Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata is the opera
Richard Gere took Julia Roberts to in the
hit movie Pretty Woman. Set in 19th century France, it tells the story of courtesan
(aka high end prostitute) Violetta Valéry,
who falls in love with a wealthy man.
Alfredo wins Violetta’s love and his
Richard Strauss’s Salome was originally censored in Vienna, banned
father’s displeasure. His father, going
behind Alfredo’s back, coerces Violetta into breaking up with Alfredo because
their relationship threatens his family’s reputation. Will they reconcile before
it’s too late? See for yourself October 8th -16th at the Benedum.
in London, and even protested in New York. Now it’s considered a classic.
Salome helped reinforce Strauss’s reputation as “the greatest genius of the
Based on the play by Oscar Wilde, Salome recreates the biblical story of
King Herod, his daughter Salome and John the Baptist.
World famous opera star Patricia Racette makes her Pittsburgh Opera
debut as Salome, complete with the famous, seductive “Dance of the Seven
Veils”. See what all the fuss is about November 5th – 13th at the Benedum.
OctOber 8, 11, 14, 16
tickets start at $12
Understand every Word!
English texts projected above the stage.
nOvember 5, 8, 11, 13
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CITY THEATRE [ 2016-17 ]
SEP T. 24–OC T. 16, 2016
HAND TO GOD
by Robert Askins
OC T. 22–NOV. 20, 2016
FEEDING THE DRAGON
by Sharon Washington
JAN. 21–FEB. 12, 2017
by Marco Ramirez
MAR. 11–APR. 2, 2017
by Jessica Dickey
APR. 8–MAY 7, 2017
WILD WITH HAPPY
by Colman Domingo
MAY 13–JUNE 4, 2017
by Martyna Majok
written & performed
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