Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pittsburgh Opera's Holiday Brown Bag a Family Tradition

For Immediate Release
November 21, 2011

Debra L. Bell, Director of Marketing and Communications
Office: (412) 281-0912 ext 214

Pittsburgh Opera’s Holiday Brown Bag continues 3-year tradition of family-friendly fun

What: Pittsburgh Opera’s Holiday Brown Bag concert

When: Saturday, December 3, 12:00 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue, in the Strip District

Admission: Admission is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch.

Parking: Ample street parking available on Penn Ave. Those needing handicapped parking in the Pittsburgh Opera garage, please call to reserve a spot: 412-281-0912 x 0 (zero) by Friday, December 2 at 5:00 PM.

Pittsburgh, PA… For the past three seasons at holiday time, Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artists have surprised and delighted audiences at the December Brown Bag concert with breathtaking renditions of holiday classics as well as unexpected charmers such as “The Twelve Pains of Christmas” and “Hanukkah in Santa Monica.” Kids can join the sing-along from the special “pit” in front of the stage. The concert is free and open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch; there will be goodie bags for the kids. Doors open at 11:30. No reservations are required except handicapped parking requests. For more information, call 412-281-0912, x 0 (zero) or visit

Pittsburgh Opera’s 2011-2012 season continues a 73-year tradition of excellence in opera and is the first green opera company in the U.S.* As part of the Company’s continued efforts to make opera accessible to all members of the community, single tickets for the 2011-2012 season will again start at $10, with subscriptions starting at just $43 for four mainstage operas.

*U.S. Green Building Council awarded LEED® Silver certification in June 2011 in the Operations and Maintenance category.

2011-2012 Season
La traviata October 15, 18, 21, 23
The Pearl Fishers November 12, 15, 18, 20
Hansel & Gretel January 28, 31; February 3, 5
Tosca March 24, 27, 30; April 1, 3
The Abduction from the Seraglio April 28; May 1, 4, 6

For ticket information visit our website or call (412) 281-0912

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