For Immediate Release
April 3, 2012
Debra L. Bell, Director of Marketing and Communications
Office: (412) 281-0912 ext 214
What: Pittsburgh Opera’s production of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio
When: Saturday, April 28, 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 4, 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, 7th Street and Penn Ave., Downtown
Tickets: Start at $10. Call 412-456-6666 or visit www.pittsburghopera.org
Pittsburgh, PA… Pittsburgh Opera concludes the 2011-12 season with an effervescent comedy from Wolfgang Mozart, The Abduction from the Seraglio. On stage April 28, May 1, May 4 and May 6 at the Benedum Center, Abduction will be sung in English, with English texts projected above the stage. Set in a pasha’s harem aboard the luxurious Orient Express train and featuring showpiece arias such as “Martern aller arten” (featured in the film Amadeus, 1984), the opera also provides plenty of physical comedy. The fine and funny ensemble cast features David Portillo and Paolo Pecchioli (both appeared in The Barber of Seville, 2010), Pittsburgher Joseph Gaines (Turandot, 2011), and debuts by Lisette Oropesa and Ashley Emerson. Music Director Antony Walker conducts; Michael Shell directs. Tickets start at $10. Call 412-456-6666 or visit www.pittsburghopera.org.
Events associated with The Abduction from the Seraglio (* = FREE event):
• Brown Bag concert, Saturday, April 14, 12:00 p.m., Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, the final Brown Bag concert of the season, featuring Mozart arias and ensembles*
• Opera Up Close, Sunday, April 15, 2:00 p.m., Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters*
• Paolo Pecchioli in Concert, Monday April 16, 6:00 p.m., Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters
• Meet the Artists, Tuesday, May 1, after the performance. Free to Tuesday ticketholders.*
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 again start at $10.
*U.S. Green Building Council awarded LEED® Silver certification in June 2011 in the Operations and Maintenance category.
For ticket information visit our website www.pittsburghopera.org or call (412) 281-0912
2425 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222